Winner: CTO Innovation Award

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Yesterday during the Lotusphere 2009 Opening General Session Lotus General Manager announced that Elguji was awarded the "2009 CTO Innovation Award" for IdeaJam. Bob also announced that IdeaJam was also a finalist for the "2009 Best in Showcase".

"The CTO Award recognizes those visionary IBM Business Partners who are leading the technology charge by exploiting Lotus' and WebSphere Portals latest capabilities in innovative, leading-edge, and exciting new ways. These ground-breaking solutions are positioned to be drivers in tomorrow's new markets, fostering innovation and at an ingenuity level that stands out above their peers. Special consideration will be given to first-time nominees."

Congratulations to Gayle Elgort and Matt White for working so hard to make IdeaJam what it is.


Winner: Breakout Technology Award

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At Business Development Day Elguji was awarded the "Breakout Technology Award" for IdeaJam:

"This Award will be presented to an IBM Business Partner who offers a solution that extends the software user experience by leveraging new technology innovations introduced into the IBM Lotus® and IBM WebSphere® Portal portfolio. These technologies must be new since Lotusphere® 2008, such as XPages, Live Text, Composite Application integration with the Sidebar, and the Portal Web 2.0 client. They provide IBM Business Partners and customers with the capability to integrate and blend heterogeneous applications and data in the context of the end user's role, transforming solutions into a single seamless work environment that boosts end user and organizational effectiveness.

Submissions for this Award should be solutions that leverage these new technologies to extend business application functionality based on contexts defined by end consumer requirements. Entries will be judged based on the overall business value they demonstrate, the extent to which these solutions leverage the technologies, and the ability to demonstrate how these enhancements boost end user and organizational effectiveness.