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Mark III Systems Wins 2017 IBM Beacon Award for Outstanding Solution Developed on Bluemix
IBM Beacon Awards recognize select Business Partners for delivering innovative IBM-based solutions to help clients prevail in today’s market

Houston, TX — Mark III Systems was named a winner of a 2017 IBM Beacon Award for Outstanding Solution Developed on Bluemix. This honor is awarded to select IBM Business Partners that deliver outstanding solutions across IBM’s broad product and service portfolio to drive business value for customers. The 2017 awards recognize achievements across a wide-range of growing solution areas, including cloud and Watson IoT, all of which are helping clients thrive in the cognitive era.

“We’re incredibly excited to have been selected by IBM for this award for our Cognitive Call Center platform,” said Andy Lin, Vice President, Mark III Systems. “Built on Bluemix and utilizing IBM Watson, the Cognitive Call Center is one of our key platforms enabling enterprises and partners to easily leverage the power of cognitive to serve their clients and stakeholders and stand out in a crowded marketplace.”

The Beacon Awards are an integral part of IBM’s Business Partner recognition program. Announced at the IBM PartnerWorld Leadership Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, the winners are selected by a panel of expert judges consisting of IBM executives, industry analysts and members of the press. The awards are given to Business Partners around the world who have demonstrated business excellence in delivering IBM-based solutions to clients to drive transformation and business growth. This year’s awards recognized Business Partner achievements across 19 award categories encompassing a wide-range of solution areas, including analytics, collaboration, cloud, commerce, cognitive, Watson IoT and security.

“The 2017 Beacon Award winners are those that consistently advance our ideals while delivering innovative solutions with transformative value for clients,” said Marc Dupaquier, general manager, IBM Global Business Partners. “With its Cognitive Call Center, Mark III Systems exemplifies what it means to prevail in today’s competitive market.”

This is Mark III Systems’ second 2017 IBM Beacon Award, having also been named winner of the Outstanding Storage Solution award.

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About Mark III Systems

Mark III Systems is a long-time IT solutions provider and 20-year IBM Platinum Business Partner focused on helping enterprises and service provider clients in North America build, optimize, modernize, and support their tech stacks both in the datacenter and in the cloud.  Anchored by its diverse team of systems and DevOps engineers and its BlueChasm digital development unit, Mark III’s areas of expertise include IT infrastructure, datacenter operations, hybrid cloud, virtualization, analytics, security, IoT, DevOps, Digital Transformation, and AI/cognitive development.