IBM Beacon Awards recognize select Business Partners for using advanced IBM solutions to bring their clients into the cognitive era

Lifesize was named a winner of a 2016 IBM Beacon Award for Outstanding Solution Hosted on IBM Cloud. Each year, IBM awards this honor to a select number of IBM Business Partners who have helped 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, which are helping to bring clients into the cognitive era.  

“Lifesize’s award-winning cloud-based video collaboration service has been able to scale and become a global brand in part due to our use of IBM’s SoftLayer technology,” said Craig Malloy, Lifesize CEO. “Lifesize has transformed itself into a high-growth B2B SaaS company to address the evolving enterprise meeting platform market, and IBM was central to our ability to execute on this mission. We are honored to be the IBM Beacon Award recipient for Outstanding Solution Hosted on IBM Cloud.”

Over the past 18 months, Lifesize has relaunched its business through the combined launch of Lifesize Cloud – its cloud-based video collaboration service – and the unique integrated approach to connected HD camera systems and phones. Lifesize’s video-based communication and collaboration technologies meet the intense demands of today’s enterprise, while remaining accessible to businesses of any size. Key elements of the Lifesize solution can be found on

The company’s focus continues to be developing market-leading technology that delivers easy-to-use and scalable video, web and audio communications to every person and every conference room in an organization.

The Beacon Awards are an integral part of IBM’s Business Partner recognition program. Announced at the IBM PartnerWorld Leadership Conference in Orlando, Fla., 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 award categories.

“The 2016 Beacon Award winners are Business Partners who have demonstrated the ability to transform how their industries do business through cognitive computing – delivering advanced solutions that enable clients to understand their businesses more deeply, predict the consequences of actions, and make better decisions,” said Marc Dupaquier, general manager, IBM Global Business Partners. “We’re pleased to recognize Lifesize with a Beacon Award for Outstanding Solution Hosted on IBM Cloud for consistently delivering value to clients with innovative IBM solutions.”

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