Austin, Texas, July 17, 2002 - Perficient, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRFT), a leading provider of eBusiness solutions to Global 3000 companies, received the Technology Leadership Award on June 26 in New York City from VARBusiness, the leading magazine covering strategy and technology trends for the architects of the digital economy. Jack McDonald, chairman and chief executive officer of Perficient, was on hand to receive the honor at the VARBusiness 500 Awards.
"For the Technology Leadership awards, we went in search of companies that were masters of technology and could demonstrate exacting technical capabilities with leading-edge technologies that deliver real-world solutions," said Rich Cirillo, Industry Editor, VARBusiness. We believe that Perficient displayed more technology leadership in the e-business software space in the last 12 months than any other company."
We are pleased and proud to be recognized for our technology leadership and expertise," said Jack McDonald, chairman and chief executive officer, Perficient. "We have worked hard over the last year to continue to distinguish ourselves as technology experts who enable companies to generate higher returns on their solutions investments."
"This award recognizes our active contribution to industry standards groups such as OASIS and our close work with the development labs of leading middleware and web services vendors," adds Andy Sweet, CTO, Perficient. "By leveraging the web services and enterprise portal capability of IBM's WebSphere for example, Perficient consultants are delivering the next generation of dynamic enterprise integration."
In addition, Perficient, already a member of the VARBusiness 500, a list of the 500 largest solutions providers in North America, was cited as one of the 2002 VARBusiness Fast 50, a list of the year's 50 fastest-growing solutions providers. In naming Perficient to the list, VARBusiness noted Perficient's 12-month growth rate of 78.15%.
For the past 15 years, VARBusiness' strategic resources have been the gateway to the Solution Provider community. VARBusiness provides unique strategic business and technology insight for Solution Providers through industry-defining research, in-depth editorial, channel events, and innovative Web services, enabling these IT professionals to make educated decisions for their businesses, partnerships, and customers. VARBusiness has been the recipient of numerous industry awards including nine 2002 Annual Awards for Publication Excellence (APEX). For additional information about VARBusiness products, events, and services, please visit our Web site at http://www.varbusiness.com.
Perficient (NASDAQ: PRFT) is a leading provider of eBusiness solutions to the Global 3000 and the architect of the Enabled EnterpriseTM, a solutions approach that helps clients acquire and strengthen customer relationships, reduce costs and empower employees. Perficient has more than 180 full-time professionals working in six Solutions Centers throughout the Central US and in Canada and the United Kingdom. Perficient.s partner network encompasses the world's leading software and service vendors, including IBM, Gauss, Digex, Stellent, Vignette, ATG, Autonomy, ScreamingMedia, Microsoft, Oracle, webMethods, Sun Microsystems and Tibco. For more information, please visit http://www.perficient.com.