16 August 2005
IXEurope scoops honours for the third time in top IT Industry awards
The British Computing Society (BCS) today announced that the VP of IT Services, Andy Castle, has been shortlisted as one of four national finalists in the prestigious IT Professional Awards 2005. This is the third time IXEurope, the fastest growing datacenter services company in Europe, has been chosen.
Andy Castle has been awarded Medalist in the IT Service Manager of the Year category and will now go forward to the finals that are due to take place in September this year. He will share centre stage with individuals from companies such as Yell Ltd, IBM, BT and Royal Bank of Scotland.
The BCS were overwhelmed by the record number of entries and Medalists in this year's Awards. Both Andy and IXEurope underwent a rigorous judging process by an independent panel of accomplished industry leaders.
The judges were looking for a service manager or leader, able to demonstrate consistently high levels of service delivery through wellmotivated and highly competent staff. Evidence of swift reaction to challenges and innovation were also important, as was the measurement of results and customer satisfaction.
Guy Willner, CEO of IXEurope, comments: "This is a tremendous accolade and it is great to see Andy's work rewarded in this way. He has developed and delivered key services that have enabled us to maintain our position at the top of the market in terms of providing exceptional levels of service."
The BCS IT Professional Awards, in association with Computer Weekly, are the ultimate recognition of best practice in the industry and the most important event in the IT calendar. They mark the contribution made by the IT profession to business efficiency and recognise the achievements of a select group of individuals who are shaping the future of the IT Industry.
The award winners will be announced and Medalists recognised at a glittering ceremony at London's Hilton Park Lane on the 29 September 2005.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from expectations discussed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to, the challenges of acquiring, operating and constructing IBX centers and developing, deploying and delivering Equinix services; unanticipated costs or difficulties relating to the integration of IXEurope into Equinix; a failure to receive significant revenue from customers in recently built out data centers; failure to complete any financing arrangements contemplated from time to time; competition from existing and new competitors; the ability to generate sufficient cash flow or otherwise obtain funds to repay new or outstanding indebtedness; the loss or decline in business from our key customers; the results of any litigation relating to past stock option grants and practices; and other risks described from time to time in Equinix's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In particular, see Equinix's recent quarterly and annual reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, copies of which are available upon request from Equinix. Equinix does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press release.
Equinix and IBX are registered trademarks of Equinix, Inc. Internet Business Exchange is a trademark of Equinix, Inc.