Element Blue Receives 2016 IBM Beacon Award for Outstanding Community Service
Houston, TEXAS, February 18, 2016 – Element Blue™, a leading IT consulting firm and solution provider of IBM software products, today announced that it has been awarded a prestigious IBM Beacon Award for Outstanding Community Service for its SensorInsight platform solution.
Each year, this honor is awarded to a select number of IBM Business Partners who have delivered exceptional solutions to drive business value and transform the way clients and industries do business in the future. The 2016 awards recognize achievements across a wide-range of solution areas, including IBM Watson, cloud and analytics that are helping to bring clients into the cognitive area.
“We are honored to have received the Beacon Award for Outstanding Community Service. Our Solution is particularly important to use because it was based on our new Internet of Things (IoT) Platform, SensorInsight®, and is deployed in East Africa for Oxfam,” said Steven Gerhardt, Managing Partner and CEO at Element Blue.
Element Blue’s Community Service Award entry is focused on its work with Oxfam International, a global organization working to right the wrongs of poverty, and campaigns for social change. In Africa, Oxfam worked alongside local communities to expand the network of independent water points across Northern Kenya and Ethiopia.
Lack of access to safe, reliable water is an ongoing problem in East Africa. With thousands of water points in place, Oxfam needed a system for monitoring and maximizing the efficiency of the water life cycle. Providing visibility and trend analysis with SensorInsight, it allows NGOs and government agencies to respond more quickly to fluctuations and situations with the water supply.
The Oxfam project is an example of how SensorInsight® with IBM’s integrated software greatly improved aspects of water and resource management.
Vincent Njoroge, Element Blue’s Managing Director of Africa, accepted the award Wednesday during the 2016 IBM PartnerWorld Leadership Conference in Orlando, FL.
The Beacon Awards are an integral part of IBM’s Business Partner recognition program. Announced at the IBM PartnerWorld Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida, United States, the winners are selected by a panel of expert judges consisting of IBM executives, industry analysts and members of the press. IBM’s Beacon Awards recognize Business Partners who have demonstrated business excellence in delivering IBM-based solutions to clients around the world to drive transformation and business growth. This year’s awards recognized Business Partner achievements across 24 categories.
The 2016 award is Element Blue’s fourth Beacon.
For more information about the IBM Beacon Awards, including details on the winners and finalists, please visit: https://www-304.ibm.com/partnerworld/wps/servlet/ContentHandler/pw_com_prb_beacon.
To learn more about IBM Partnerworld, a comprehensive program that offers marketing and sales resources, training, certification and technical support to help create new revenue and market opportunities for IBM Business Partners, visit http://www.ibm.com/partnerworld.
Headquarterd in Houston, Texas, SensorInsight® is a company that creates and markets an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platform designed to provide insight across specific domains, energy and utilities, transportation, manufacturing, healthcare, and smarter cities. The platform works by providing deep analytics and complete access to your existing systems data. SensorInsight® industry packs provide tailored domain specific reports, alerts and analysis based on common issues for a particular industry.
About Element Blue
Element Blue is an award winning solution provider and a leading IBM Premier Partner providing leading edge software solutions. Element Blue service lines include Digital eXperience with Web/Mobile/Touch screen technology, Leading edge Analytics, Managed Cloud Hosting and Support and Managed Services.
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