IBM Recognizes Elguji Software, LLC for Outstanding Achievements in Business and Technology Excellence

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IBM Recognizes Elguji Software, LLC for Outstanding Achievements in Business and Technology Excellence

VANCOUVER, WA – JUNE 9, 2009 – Elguji Software, LLC was named winner of the award for Innovative Collaboration Solution with Lotus® Software in the 2009 IBM Beacon Awards competition. Elguji’s IdeaJam software was awarded this prestigious award for delivering outstanding value and innovative approaches to helping clients address unique business challenges.

“We are very proud to have won an IBM Beacon Award this year,” says Gayle Elgort, President of Elguji Software. "We are thrilled to see more and more companies around the globe using our idea management and innovation software to change the way they do business - all of this in a tough economic environment.”

The IBM Beacon Awards are an integral part of IBM’s PartnerWorld program, which provides industry recognition, increased visibility and promotional opportunities to IBM global Business Partners.  Members of IBM PartnerWorld benefit from global marketing and technical enablement initiatives to drive new revenue and market opportunities through the delivery of innovative business solutions.  

“We use IdeaJam as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution to support online collaborative events for our clients." says Kate Morrison, Principal, Vulture Street Innovation Software & Services, Brisbane, Australia. "The well-thought-out design of IdeaJam means we can use it to facilitate idea generation, voting and discussion for groups ranging from hands-on engineers to arts and humanities scholars. It really is a flexible and powerful tool for groups of any kind, and the Elguji team provide an excellent level of customer service and support.”

The IBM Beacon Awards recognize excellence in the development and delivery of solutions and services that Business Partners deliver to clients around the world.  More than 340 nominations were judged by a team of leading industry journalists, analysts and IBM executives, who selected winners and finalists in the 22 award categories.

"IBM is dedicated to helping our global Business Partners deliver innovative solutions that enable our joint clients transform their business operations," said Rich Hume, general manager, IBM Global Business Partner Organization.  "Elguji was recognized in the Innovative Collaboration Solution with Lotus® Software category based on their technology leadership and commitment to delivering customer value.  This award is a testament to their commitment to delivering on IBM's smarter planet vision."

For more information about the IBM Beacon Awards, including descriptions of the winning entries and details about the finalists, please visit http://www-1.ibm.com/partnerworld/pwhome.nsf/weblook/2009_awards.html.

To learn more about IBM PartnerWorld, a comprehensive program that offers marketing and sales resources, training, certification and technical support to help create new revenue and market opportunities for IBM Business Partners, visit http://www.ibm.com/partnerworld.

About Elguji Software, LLC

Elguji Software, LLC, is a member of IBM PartnerWorld located in Vancouver, Washington, USA. Elguji specializes in Web 2.0 and social networking software development. Visit http://www.elguji.com for more information.

With Elguji Software's IdeaJam, customers can:

- Collect ideas from employees on cutting costs, new products/services and new work processes
- Solicit feedback and suggestions from employees, customers and partners
- Run innovation contests and competitions
- Gather and manage feedback on new product features and services
- Use the power of "crowd sourcing" to rank ideas and allow the best ideas to rise to the top
- Solicit immediate input from employees at any level and from any organization quickly and easily

IBM and Lotus are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both. IdeaJam is a trademark of Elguji Software, LLC.