AUSTIN, TX, Dec 23, 2008—Perficient, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRFT), a leading information technology consulting firm serving Global 2000 and other large enterprise customers throughout North America, today announced that it has been named 1 of 3 finalists for IBM’s 2009 Lotus North American Distinguished Partner Award, an annual award granted to one IBM Business Partner in North America in recognition of their outstanding services and solutions leveraging Lotus technologies. Perficient was the sole winner of this prestigious award in two of the previous three years.
The 2009 winner will be announced in late January at IBM’s Lotusphere 2009 conference in Orlando, the premier worldwide conference for the Lotus community and collaborative software and solutions.
“Perficient has been an exemplary business partner for IBM’s Lotus brand for several years,” said Craig Pessman, IBM Lotus Business Partner Software Sales. “Their expertise is well-recognized within IBM and in the marketplace.”
“Having won this award twice previously, we’re incredibly honored to again be named a finalist,” said Jeffrey Davis, Perficient’s President and Chief Operating Officer. “Lotus-based solutions consistently deliver quantifiable value to our clients and are a key contributor to our success. Being recognized again amongst thousands of eligible business partners is another meaningful testament of our talent, expertise and strong partnership with IBM.”
Perficient is a leading information technology consulting firm serving Global 2000 and enterprise customers throughout North America. Perficient’s professionals serve clients from a network of 19 offices in North America and three offshore locations, in Eastern Europe, India and China. Perficient helps clients use Internet-based technologies to improve productivity and competitiveness, strengthen relationships with customers, suppliers and partners and reduce information technology costs. Perficient, traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market(SM), is a member of the Russell 2000® index and the S&P SmallCap 600 index. Perficient is an award-winning "Premier Level" IBM business partner, a TeamTIBCO partner, a Microsoft National Systems Integrator and Gold Certified Partner, a Documentum Select Services Team Partner and an Oracle Certified Partner. For more information, please visit www.perficient.com.
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