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Monday, September 17, 2007

IBM Honors ESRI with Top Star Award for Being "Best of the Best"

IBM, the world leader in information technology, has named ESRI a recipient of its 2007 Public Sector Top Star Award for consistently demonstrating the "Best of the Best" business partner qualities.

ESRI was recognized for forging a successful partnership with IBM, as well as building success in the marketplace, at IBM's PartnerWorld 2007 in St. Louis, Missouri.

"IBM and ESRI are committed to improving the health, education, security, and prosperity of citizens and nations around the world," says Pamela Kaplan, vice president of Marketing, IBM Global Public Sector.

For nearly 20 years, ESRI has joined forces with IBM, providing public sector industries across the globe with the latest geographic information system (GIS) technology. The companies are working together to deliver GIS solutions to problems in government, health care, education, and the life sciences.

The Top Star qualities that IBM has observed in ESRI are

- Innovation that matters in an on-demand world
- A loyal and strategic commitment to IBM
- A strong adoption of IBM platforms and open architecture
- An excellent success story illustrating what IBM and ESRI have achieved together

The two market leaders continue to successfully collaborate on solutions that have been engineered and tested together. ESRI's fast and powerful Internet mapping and GIS tools, paired with IBM's leading technology and services, provide customers with a world-class suite of spatial management capabilities to meet their needs.

"We are grateful to ESRI for the work they are doing," says Kaplan. "Together we are making a difference in people's lives by delivering innovative solutions to the world's greatest challenges."

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