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Mark III Systems Wins 2019 IBM Beacon Award for Digital Marketing Excellence

Mark III Systems is pleased to announce that we have received a 2019 IBM Beacon Award for Digital Marketing Excellence and a Beacon Finalist for the Outstanding Storage Systems Solution category.  This is the fourth consecutive year Mark III has received a Beacon Award or Beacon Finalist for the Outstanding Storage Systems category and the 10th Beacon Award or Beacon Finalist across all categories since 2010.

Revealed at the IBM PartnerWorld at Think conference in San Francisco, California on February 11, 2019, Mark III was selected for the 2019 Beacon Award by a panel of expert judges consisting of IBM executives, industry analysts and industry experts. The Digital Marketing Excellence award recognizes Mark III Systems’ exceptional work in driving business value by delivering world-class solutions and innovative new ways of ecosystem engagement and collaboration with clients and partners through digital channels.

In a world where digital transformation is driving significant changes for enterprises and organizations in how experiences are built and delivered for both their customers and their workforce, the most effective ways to engage and collaborate with leaders and builders in this ecosystem is also changing.  Beyond just a shift to web and mobile, digital engagement is now about collaborating with stakeholders in the digital ecosystem that they find helpful in order to excel at what they do best.

Last year, Mark III co-hosted a very successful hackathon with a large healthcare institution and utilized a multi-pronged digital marketing and engagement strategy before, during, and after the event to amplify the “builder-oriented” event, all to build a conversation that attracted over 100 different stakeholders from many internal departments to participate and contribute their talents.  The AI-focused hackathon revolved around using data-driven techniques to find novel solutions for healthcare challenges and lasted for two days - our team of developers, data scientists, and engineers were present to assist with mentoring and giving a deeper understanding into how utilizing IBM tools and platforms could accelerate the build out of ideas, both during the hackathon and for ongoing projects afterwards.

Mark III Systems was selected among dozens of global applicants based on an in-depth application process that included customer testimonials. This win is a testament not only to our commitment to innovation, but also to our customers and their satisfaction and business growth.

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 was one of 18 award winners and dozens of finalists for categories encompassing a wide range of solution and services areas – from analytics and cloud to security and customer engagement. The IBM Beacon Awards program recognizes IBM Business Partners that deliver exceptional solutions to help drive business value and transform the way clients and industries operate. This year’s program is especially remarkable as the 20th anniversary of the IBM Beacon Awards. Winning an IBM Beacon Award will forever mark our place in IBM’s storied tradition of constant innovation. For more information about the 2019 IBM Beacon Awards, including details on all winners and finalists, please visit:

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