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Jun 18, 2009

Eight Companies Win 2009 CompTIA SoftwareCEO Software Innovation Awards

Annual awards recognize software industry innovators

Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., June 17, 2009 – Eight companies responsible for technological and business model breakthroughs in the highly competitive software market were recognized today by CompTIA, the leading trade association for the world’s information technology (IT) industry, with CompTIA’s SoftwareCEO Software Innovation Awards for 2009.The awards honor innovative software products and new business models in eight different categories.

“The IT industry is in the midst of one of the most innovative periods in its history,” said Todd Thibodeaux, president and chief executive officer, CompTIA. “Virtualization, cloud computing, software-as-a-service, and many other solutions are delivering real business value to customers. The eight companies honored today are at the forefront of the creativity in the software industry.”

CompTIA SoftwareCEO Software Innovation Award winners for 2009 are:

Blue Vector, Mountain View, Calif., won the award for Company Achievement in Innovation for distributed computing software that enables widespread local automation with centralized control and visibility.

Zenoss, Inc., Annapolis, Md., won for Most Innovative Enterprise Software for Zenoss Enterprise Edition, which delivers scalable IT management capabilities that help medium and large enterprise IT organizations ensure maximum availability and performance of business systems and applications.

The award for Most Innovative General Business Software was presented to Xactly Corporation, San Jose, Calif., for Xactly Incent, an on-demand sales compensation management solution that enables businesses to more closely align sales behaviors with strategic corporate objectives while reducing administrative time and costs.

Cast Iron Systems, Inc., Mountain View, Calif., a provider of solutions for integrating software-as-a-service applications with the enterprise, received the award for Most Innovative Service or Business Model.

The award for Most Innovative Small and Medium-Sized Infrastructure Software went to Sure Payroll, Glenview, Ill., a provider of outsourced payroll solutions exclusively designed to meet the needs of small businesses.

The Most Innovative Software for the Software Industry award went to ByteShield, Inc., San Francisco, for its ByteShield Software Activation Management solution for application software and game vendors.

Amitive Inc., San Mateo, Calif., received the award for Most Innovative Software Idea for Amitive Unity, a solution that enables supply chain professionals to collaborate with trading partners in real-time and gain end-to-end visibility across the entire trading community.

The final award, for Most Innovative Vertical Industry Software, went to Bullhorn, Inc., Boston, for its on demand front office staffing and recruiting software.


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Contact:
Steven Ostrowski
Director, Corporate Communications
CompTIA
630-678-8468
sostrowski@comptia.org