Congratulations to the Winners 2011 NetApp Innovation Awards!

    We believe NetApp is uniquely and extremely fortunate to have a community of customers who share their enthusiasm for our company and technology. In all, we received more than 100 submissions for our award categories from executive and IT champions from such wide-ranging industries as healthcare, financial services, entertainment, energy, and education, each highlighting new and/or beneficial ways to utilize NetApp technology and the overall impact made on the business. Our prestigious panel of judges from the business community and the world's top business and technology media were challenged to determine this year’s winners.

    Below are the 2011 winners in each of the seven categories: Innovator of the Year – Americas, Innovator of the Year – APAC, Innovator of the Year – EMEA, Innovator of the Year – US Public Sector, Flexibility Innovation, Efficiency Innovation, and Visionary Leadership.

    Congratulations to all!

    2011 Innovator of the Year Award Winners
    Americas Winner:
    Go Daddy is a leading provider of services that enable individuals and businesses to establish, maintain and evolve an online presence. Go Daddy provides a variety of domain name registration plans and website design and hosting packages, as well as a broad array of on-demand services. These include products such as SSL Certificates, Domains by Proxy private registration, ecommerce website hosting, blog templates and blog software, podcast packages and online photo hosting. The Go Daddy Group has more than 47 million domain names under management. Go Daddy registers, renews or transfers more than one domain name every second of every day. is the world's largest Web hosting provider and is the world's No. 1 domain name registrar according to Name Intelligence, Inc. In 2010, The Go Daddy Group registered more than one-third of all new domain names created in the top six generic top-level domains, or gTLDs, including .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz and .mobi.

    - The Go Daddy Group -

    The Go Daddy Group
    Asia Pacific (APAC) Winner:
    Infosys Technologies
    Many of the world’s most successful organizations rely on the 130,000 people of Infosys to deliver measurable business value. Infosys provides business consulting, technology, engineering and outsourcing services to help clients in over 30 countries build tomorrow’s enterprise. For more information about Infosys (NASDAQ: INFY), visit
    Infosys Technologies
    Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) Winner:
    CSC is a global leader in providing technology-enabled solutions and services through three primary lines of business. These include Business Solutions and Services, the Managed Services Sector and the North American Public Sector. CSC’s advanced capabilities include system design and integration, information technology and business process outsourcing, applications software development, Web and application hosting, mission support and management consulting. The company has been recognized as a leader in the industry, including being named by FORTUNE Magazine as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies for Information Technology Services (2011). Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., CSC has approximately 93,000 employees and reported revenue of $16.2 billion for the 12 months ended December 31, 2010. For more information, visit the company’s website at .
    US Public Sector Winner:

    Oak Hills Local School District
    Our mission is to provide educational opportunities that encourage our students to strive toward their potential. We believe:

    • Education is a continuous process
    • We must provide an environment conducive to learning opportunities in the best interest of all students
    • Schools need to set high expectations and offer appropriate challenges that reflect the varying potentials of each student
    • Effective communication among schools, home and community promotes mutual understanding and is essential to the operation of the school district
    • Quality teachers are vital to our children's education
    • Quality education is a product of an effective partnership of all segments of our community.
    Oak Hills Local School District

    (NetApp Partner Program Platinum Level partner Champion Solutions Group)

    2011 Flexibility Innovation Award Winner
    Teck Resources Limited
    Teck is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on copper, steelmaking coal, zinc and energy. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, its shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols TCK.A and TCK.B and the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TCK. Further information about Teck can be found at: .
    2011 Efficiency Innovation Award Winner
    Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.
    Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (FCX) is a leading international mining company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. FCX operates large, long-lived, geographically diverse assets with significant proven and probable reserves of copper, gold and molybdenum. FCX has a dynamic portfolio of operating, expansion and growth projects in the copper industry and is the world’s largest producer of molybdenum.

    The company’s portfolio of assets includes the Grasberg minerals district, the world’s largest copper and gold mine in terms of recoverable reserves; significant mining operations in the Americas, including the large scale Morenci and Safford minerals districts in North America and the Cerro Verde and El Abra operations in South America; and the Tenke Fungurume minerals district in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Additional information about FCX is available on FCX’s website at

    (NetApp Partner Program Gold Level partner QCM Technologies, Inc.)

    2011 Visionary Leadership Award Winner
    George L. Reed II, PMP, Chief Information Officer, Seven Corners, Inc.

    Seven Corners is one of the most experienced international travel health insurance, trip insurance, and specialty benefit management companies in the industry. Over the course of 18 years in business, Seven Corners' clients have included millions of worldwide travelers, international insurance companies, agencies of the U.S. government including the State Department, Federal Bureau of Prisons, other global corporations and even foreign governments.

    Seven Corners is a member of the U.S. Travel Insurance Association (UStiA) and is a certified General Services Administration (GSA) contract provider. Seven Corners is a licensed Third Party Administrator as required in certain jurisdictions of the United States. The company is privately held and strategically headquartered just north of Indianapolis in Carmel, Indiana.

    Seven Corners