Ektron 2009 All Star Award Winning Web sites Announced

Ektron Inc., a technology and market leader in Web content management software, today announced the 2009 Ektron All Star Award winners. Award recipients were selected for 16 different industry and regional categories.

Ektron’s All-Star Awards seek to identify the most innovative and effective use of Ektron’s Web content management (WCM) platform, Ektron CMS400.NET by both customers and partners when building their Web sites. Nominees were judged on the development and design of their site, their ability to use CMS400.NET functionally to solve critical business issues and the tangible results that they have achieved from their implementation.

“The Ektron All Stars are a great representation of all the different types of Web sites that can be built using Ektron’s Web content management platform,” stated Bill Rogers, chief executive officer at Ektron. “Each of the 2009 winners has created a Web site that delivers exceptional business value to their target audiences, whether that is their customer base, their employees or members of their external communities.”

Jon Kee, director of sales and marketing at Ektron ELITE partner, WebSolutions Technology, Inc, commented, “Ektron All Star Awards represent the best of the CMS400.NET community and it’s an honor to be selected. As an ELITE Ektron partner, this award is further validation that we are among the best at implementing and hosting CMS400.NET Web sites.”

Award recipients will also be recognized at Synergy, Ektron’s worldwide customer conference held in Lake Buena Vista, Florida in November. All 16 recipients will be in contention to win Ektron’s 2009 Site of the Year Award which will be revealed and featured at Synergy. The recipient of the Site of the Year Award will receive an unlimited Ektron user license for their corporate intranet.

The winners of the 2009 Ektron All Star Awards in the 16 categories are:

Best Asia-Pacific Site: Gateway Credit Union, http://www.gatewaycu.com.au/

Best Association Site: Association of Zoos and Aquariums, http://www.aza.org/
Site by: The Berndt Group

Best Canadian Site: United Way of Canada – Centraide Canada (UWC-CC), http://www.unitedway.ca/
Site by: Industrial Media

Best Consumer Site: IGA, http://www.iga.com/
Site by: WebSolutions Technology, Inc.

Best Education Site: Johnson and Wales, http://www.jwu.edu/

Best EMEA Site: Boots, http://www.us.boots.com/

Best Extranet Site: John Hancock Long Term Care, http://www.jhltc.com

Best Financial Services site: Jackson Hewitt Tax Services, https://www.jacksonhewitt.com

Best Government Site: City of Columbus, OH, http://www.ci.columbus.oh.us/
Site by: COMSYS

Best Healthcare Site: University Health Systems of East Carolina, http://www.uhseast.com/

Best Intranet Site: Sephora
Site by: Citrus Studios

Best Manufacturing Site: Dolby Laboratories, http://dolby.com

Best Non-Profit Site: Susan G. Komen for the Cure, http://komen.org
Site by: BGT Partners

Best Other At-Large Site: NYC & Company, http://www.nycgo.com/

Best Publishing Site: Abrams Books, http://www.abramsbooks.com/
Site by: Interactive Media Associates

Best Social Media Site: EAA OSHKOSH 365, http://www.oshkosh365.org/
Site by: The C2 Group