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Frost and Sullivan names Asia-Pacific’s top IT firms

Frost and Sullivan names Asia-Pacific’s top IT firms

Huawei, Palo Alto Networks, NTT Communications and Telstra and others lauded at the 2017 Frost and Sullivan ICT Awards.

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Frost and Sullivan has recognised some of the top performing businesses in Asia-Pacific at its 2017 Frost and Sullivan ICT Awards, held in Singapore on 6 July.

The analyst firm recognised Huawei, Palo Alto Networks, NTT Communications and Telstra amongst other companies at a gala event.

IBM won big at the awards, taking home three gongs – its security division won Cyber Security Analytics Platform Vendor of the Year and Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems Vendor of the Year, while its Watson Talent division won Talent Management Solutions Technology Innovation Award. 

Cisco Systems was handed two gongs – the Video Conferencing Endpoints and Infrastructure Vendor of the Year and Cyber Security Excellence Award. 

NTT Communications went home with two awards - UC-as-a-Service Total Solution Provider of the Year and Telco Data Centre Service Provider of the Year. NTT Communications company, Arkadin Cloud Communications won the Collaboration Services Provider of the Year award. 

Telstra was also another big winner, taking home the M2M Service Provider of the Year and Telco Cloud Service Provider of the Year awards. 

BlueJeans Network took home the Cloud Video Collaboration Service Provider of the Year award, Broadsoft the Hosted Telephony and UCC Services Platform Provider of the Year award and Carbon Black the Emerging Cyber Security Vendor of the Year award. 

Digital Realty was named Wholesale Co-location Data Centre Service Provider of the Year, Equinix won Retail Colocation Data Centre Service Provider of the Year, and FireEye the Network-based Advanced Malware Analysis Vendor of the Year award. 

Fujitsu was presented with the Industrial Augmented Reality Company of the Year award, Genesys the Customer Contact Platform Vendor of the Year award, and Globe Telecom the Fixed Broadband Service Provider of the Year award. 

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Huawei nabbed the Telecom Equipment Vendor of the Year title, while Imperva won Web Application Firewall Vendor of the Year and LogRhythm the Enterprise Security Product Line Strategy Leadership Award. 

In addition, NEC Corporation was honoured for the Integrated Biometrics Solutions for Public Safety Leadership Award, while Palo Alto Networks was named Network Firewall Vendor of the Year and Pulse Secure named as SSL VPN Vendor of the Year. 

Ramco Systems won the Talent Management Solutions Enabling Technology Leadership Award, while Qualcomm was recognised for its 5G Modern Enabling Technology Leadership and Sasa Software for being the Industrial Control Systems Security Vendor of the Year. 

Optus’ parent company, Singtel, was Telecom Group of the Year and Tata Consultancy Services was BPM Solutions Provider of the Year. 

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Other companies that got showcased include Teleperformance for the Contact Center Outsourcing Service Provider of the Year award; Verint Systems for the Customer Contact Optimisation Solutions Vendor of the Year award; Amdocs for the OSS/BSS Vendor of the Year award and Arbor Networks for the Anti-DDoS Vendor of the Year award.

The recipients of the awards were evaluated on a variety of market performance indicators, which include revenue growth, market share and growth in market share, leadership in product innovation, breadth of products and solutions, major customer acquisitions, and business and market strategy, amongst other category-specific criteria. 

Frost and Sullivan Asia-Pacific senior partner and managing director, Manoj Menon, said the ICT awards serve as a benchmark for best practices and outstanding performance by technology firms in Asia-Pacific over the past 12 months. 

“Frost & Sullivan hosts the Asia-Pacific ICT Awards annually to celebrate companies that have consistently excelled in their business segments and recognises their leadership efforts in advancing the sector to the next level,” he said. 

“Through our recognition of best-in-class products, companies and individuals, we reaffirm our commitment to innovation and excellence and hope to see more ICT firms continuing to push the boundaries.” 

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