Wallingford, CT — August 11, 2011 — VBrick Systems today announced its recognition as the 2011 Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) U.S. Public Sector Partner of the Year. The award honors VBrick’s innovative use of Microsoft technology. Winners and finalists were nominated and selected by Microsoft’s U.S. Public Sector team working throughout the nation.
“Our partner community plays a vital role in delivering technology solutions that meet the unique needs of customers across government, education and healthcare,” said Vince Menzione, general manager of U.S. Public Sector Partner Strategy. “VBrick has shown incredible dedication to serving the public sector, and the company’s recognition as a Partner of the Year is well deserved.”
Organizations across the public sector -- especially in government -- are benefitting from the Microsoft/VBrick partnership. Government departments and agencies are using Microsoft’s OCS and Lync with VBrick’s enterprise IP video streaming solution to view and collaborate on executive broadcasts as well as TV/surveillance broadcasts from their OCS/Lync client. The combined solution is highly scalable, offering the ability to connect thousands of users across the globe. It also delivers clear return on investment with one customer’s costs savings estimated at $500,000 per year.
“For Microsoft to name VBrick as the Public Sector Partner of the Year -- an award that places us at the forefront of the Unified Communications industry -- is quite an honor,” said Doug Howard, CEO of VBrick Systems. “We thank Microsoft for this Award and we look forward to continuing to build on our strong partnership to deliver the types of video-enabled collaboration solutions required by both the public and private sectors,” he added.
“Our partners play an essential role in helping customers leverage Microsoft technology to increase efficiency, improve service delivery, and reduce operational costs,” said Greg Myers, Microsoft Vice President of Federal. “The work that VBrick has delivered over the past year is an example of what can be accomplished when great technology is combined with deep market expertise.”
VBrick is the world’s largest provider of enterprise IP streaming video solutions to corporate, education, healthcare and government customers. VBrick supports a breadth of video-enabled applications including executive broadcasts, training and marketing programs, digital signage and IP Television distribution.
The Microsoft Partner Program is designed for all partners who develop and market solutions based on Microsoft platforms, provide consulting or technical services on Microsoft systems, or
recommend Microsoft technology purchases. Microsoft partners include consulting services providers, independent software vendors (ISVs), independent hardware vendors, large account resellers (LARs),
original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), support providers, system integrators, system builders, training providers, value-added resellers and value-added providers.