Lotus: 2 Beacon Award Ceremony 2002 - Business Development Day, GCC, Orlando 2002.

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2002 Lotus Beacon Awards

About the 2002 Lotus Beacon Awards

Winners announced 27 January 2002

This year, the Lotus® Beacon Awards will be presented to Software Business Partners in the IBM® PartnerWorld® Programs who have left their mark on a dynamic industry. Their achievements are proof positive of their ability to provide expert and quality products, solutions and services to customers-solutions and services built on Lotus and IBM technologies.

In 2002, we will be pleased to recognize 17 winners and 39 finalists in 13 categories. A number of new categories reflects exciting developments in the field of digital collaboration, demonstrating the ingenuity of Business Partners who are delivering an expanding portfolio of KM, e-business, e-learning, messaging, and industry-specific solutions and services.

Judging for the 2002 Lotus Beacon Awards was undertaken by a distinguished panel of international industry press and analysts along with key Lotus and IBM executives. The winners will be unveiled at the Beacon Awards Presentation during Business Development Day at Lotusphere® 2002.

The Lotus Beacon Awards honors the winners, the finalists and all IBM Business Partners who have dedicated their time, energy, and loyalty to Lotus Software, their customers, and the entire Business Partner community.

The 13 award categories include:
  • Best knowledge management solution
  • Best e-Learning solution
  • Best e-collaborative solution
  • Best mobile/wireless solution
  • Best e-business solution
  • Best industry solution
  • Best messaging migration solution
  • Best philanthropic solution
  • Best tool/utility solution
  • Excellence in partnering
  • Rising star award
  • Distinguished achievement award
  • Best in Lotusphere showcase

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    Excellence in partnering

    Announced 27 January 2002

    This award recognizes two or more Business Partners who utilized their complementary skills to deliver a total customer solution. The Business Partnership submission must demonstrate that the business solution has been deployed to a customer. A customer testimonial will be considered a significant part of the success criteria for this award. Business Partnerships that have included Lotus Professional Services and/or IBM Global Services to deliver the nominated solution are also eligible.


  • Steve Graham, IDC-Canada
  • Jim O'Donnell, Group Computing

    The winners -- CONET USA, Inc. and ePartners, Inc.

    CONET USA, Inc.
    Denver, CO, USA
    ePartners, Inc.
    East Brunswick, NJ, USA

    Sales Source is a collaborative intranet solution built for a leading pharmaceutical firm using you@web content management technology delivered by CONET and consultation and services from ePartners. The system provides a coordinated means of communication between the brand team and field sales team, and streamlines existing processes to enhance employee productivity.

    The finalists

    Paderborn, Germany
    +49 5251 310215   
    CSC Ploenzke AG
    Stuttgart, Germany
    +49 170 7123926
    A major financial services firm needed a combined set of skills rarely found in a single business partner. The BONITAS solution is based on two unique pillars of the partnership: Advanced Notes and Domino related products and services (PAVONE AG) and demanding and reliable integration and project performance (CSC Ploenzke AG).
    Haiku Consulting Ltd
    London, UK
    0207 253 5322   
    Equant Application Services
    Slough, Berkshire, UK
    01628 689605
    ONEWEB Content Management System, the result of a partnership between Haiku Consulting and Equant, is a unique browser-based Content Management System supporting multi-lingual solutions, custom-built to enable an international corporation's ambitious global ONEWEB project.
    St. Louis, MO, USA
    Solutions By Design II
    McLean, VA, USA
    When Solutions By Design II and Connectria, an experienced hosting and managed service company, integrated their businesses to fulfill a market need, a new oppor-tunity for customers to engage a full suite of collaborative e-business applications was born.