ioko named Vignette’s EMEA Next Generation Web Partner of the Year

For the second consecutive year, ioko has been honoured with a major partner award by enterprise web innovation company, Vignette. Following its 2006 success as Vignette EMEA Telco and Media partner of the year, ioko attended an alliance partners’ awards dinner in Barcelona on Tuesday, 13 November 2007 where it was awarded the EMEA Next Generation Web trophy by Vignette CEO, Mike Aviles.

‘ioko has been integral to the development and deployment of Vignette Digital Services Hub implementations. It has used Vignette in leading-edge Video on Demand deployments and helped close the first end-to-end DSH deals in the Middle East region. ioko represents exactly what we are looking for in a Next Generation Web partner - commitment, innovation, and excellent teamwork,’ said Lisette Sens, Vignette’s EMEA Strategic Alliances Director.’.’

The award is recognition for over ten years’ investment in Vignette expertise by ioko, including the development of complex web solutions for clients in the UK, Middle East, Russia and the USA. As an end-to-end solution integrator, ioko brings far-reaching domain knowledge, particularly in the telco, media and entertainment sector, and has proven expertise in bringing together diverse technologies to meet the sophisticated business needs of today’s online entertainment and digital media companies.

Vignette’s Digital Services Hub is a framework for digital media services. It creates a unified platform for the management, presentation, distribution and monetisation of digital assets, allowing TME companies to build new personal connections with consumers and create loyal communities in today’s attention-constrained marketplace.

‘This year’s award consolidates ioko’s role as Vignette’s leading international partner for innovative web-based solutions,’ said Kathy Brown, Alliances Manager at ioko. ‘We are delighted to receive this accolade; it reflects the strong alignment between our two organisations and our mutual ambition to delight customers worldwide with technical solutions that give them real business advantage.’

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About ioko
ioko designs, develops, manages and maintains digital media technology systems for national and international broadcasters and major media, entertainment and telecommunications companies. Systems integrated and managed by ioko enable digital media to be delivered across broadcast, broadband and mobile networks to televisions, computers and mobile phones. They power the portals and platforms of many media organizations—providing millions of streams and downloads to millions of users around the world.

About Vignette
Vignette helps organizations improve interactions with customers and partners by delivering highly personalized, interactive online experiences. Our early content management and delivery tools laid the groundwork for some of the Web’s most popular sites. Today, our award-winning Next-Generation Web solution powers some of the world’s most recognizable online brands and enables organizations to have more meaningful interactions with their customers and associates. Our Imaging and Workflow solution adds the ability to deliver and manage online and offline document-driven customer transactions. Vignette is headquartered in Austin, Texas with operations worldwide. Visit www.vignette.com..

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Published on: 12:00AM on 22nd November 2007