Presidio Earns a Spot on the Prestigious 2011 InformationWeek 500 List of Top Technology Innovators across America

Presidio's Use of Video Collaboration Recognized for Improving Enterprise-Wide Productivity and Innovation

Greenbelt, MD - September 28, 2011 - Presidio, the leading provider of professional and managed services for advanced IT solutions, today announced that it was named to this year's InformationWeek 500, an annual listing of the nation's most innovative users of business technology. Presidio was recognized for its innovative use of video communications to boost enterprise-wide collaboration and employee productivity. This is the third consecutive year Presidio has earned a spot on this coveted list for its innovative and strategic uses of technology. The 2011 list was revealed September 13 at a gala awards ceremony at the exclusive InformationWeek 500 Conference taking place at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, Calif.

"Presidio recognizes the game-changing potential of video technology to significantly improve collaboration, drive efficiency and speed decision-making. The quality of video collaboration solutions has increased dramatically recently. Just as we are helping our clients capitalize on this wave of innovation, we are leveraging video to boost productivity in our own operations," said Bob Foote, vice president of IT services, Presidio, Inc. "To support our aggressive growth plan, we need to make it easy to communicate across an ever-expanding organization and with our clients and partners. We made the strategic decision to invest ahead of the curve in advanced video solutions. We are committed to making video a viable means of everyday communication for the entire company."

This award highlights Presidio's deep expertise in unified communication and video collaboration solutions. Presidio enables organizations across a variety of industries to significantly improve performance by capitalizing on the convergence of IP-based communications and enterprise applications. Presidio was the first firm to achieve the Cisco TelePresence Video Master Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) designation and the only Master Cisco ATP partner in four areas: TelePresence Video, Unified Communications, Security and Managed Services.

"For 23 years, the InformationWeek 500 has chronicled and honored the most innovative users of business technology," said InformationWeek Editor In Chief Rob Preston. "In this day and age, however, being innovative isn't enough. Companies and their IT organizations need to innovate faster than ever before to stay a step or two ahead of their customers, partners and competitors. This year's ranking placed special emphasis on those high-octane business technology innovators."

InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual 500 listing and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments and administrative practices of America's best-known companies. Top winners have included: The Vanguard Group, CME Group, Conway, National Semiconductor, Kimberly-Clark, Hilton Hotels and Unum. The InformationWeek 500 rankings are unique among corporate rankings as it spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders.

Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at www.informationweek.com/iw500/.

 

About Presidio, Inc.
Presidio is the leading provider of professional and managed services for advanced IT solutions. Presidio addresses the complete technology lifecycle - enabling clients to plan, design, integrate, operate and optimize their technology investments. Presidio's comprehensive portfolio includes data center/virtualization, collaboration, security, mobility and contact center solutions as well as managed services. Holding the highest industry certifications from partners such as Cisco, EMC, HP, IBM, NetApp, VMware and Microsoft, Presidio is well-positioned to meet the growing needs of organizations migrating to advanced technologies. Presidio also offers clients an extensive suite of financing solutions, including leasing. For more information visit: www.presidio.com.

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Press Contact for Presidio:

Mike French
Chief Marketing Officer
469-549-3800
Mike.French@presidio.com

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