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The awards recognise exceptional web projects realised using the Magnolia content management system (CMS)

Magnolia Conference 2012 Shows Off Innovation in Corporate Virtual Presence, Mobile Web, Apps, as well as New eGovernment Portal

The winners of the Magnolia Partner Awards 2012 have been announced at this year’s packed Magnolia Conference in Basel, Switzerland. The awards recognise exceptional web projects realised using the Magnolia content management system (CMS).

The contest is judged across four different categories that demonstrate the true potential of Magnolia CMS, going beyond more ‘everyday’ corporate websites.

"Magnolia Partners form an essential and rapidly growing area of the Magnolia community. We're extremely happy to have them represent some of the finest Magnolia CMS implementations, which is why we decided to acknowledge the best of them in our first annual partner awards. We hope this will thank and reward the winners with the attention they deserve and inspire other partners and the entire Magnolia community."
Dominik Steinacher, Head Partner & Sales Management, Magnolia

This year’s winners were:

- Softronic AB, for the Ticket Travel website
- OpenMind, for Vespa’s mobile site
- Aperto for the EADS mobile app
- Tinext for the Ville de Lausanne eGovernment portal.

1) Virtual Presence Site of the Year
Winner - Softronic AB for the Ticket Travel website

The Virtual Presence Management category was awarded to Ticket Travel for integrating new business systems and processes into their general Web content offering. Judges were looking for projects that took services from the physical business offering and brought them online in new ways to provide greater value to Website visitors (customers, members, citizens) and reduce cost for the provider.

2) Mobile Project/Site of the Year
Winner – Openmind, for the Vespa mobile site

Within the Mobile category, the Vespa Italy site displayed far more that just a carbon copy of desktop content, reformatted to display on a smaller device. Openmind’s development showed a true understanding of what a mobile visitor wants to achieve from the site. Vespa Italy made good use of existing data and content, whilst adding simple and direct navigation, Specific CSS/templates, along with device-friendly usability and loading speeds.


3) Magnolia-Powered Mobile App of the Year
Winner – Aperto, for Up to Planet EADS

The App category was judged from the end user perspective, looking for mobile apps that are intuitive and highly usable. Aperto’s work demonstrated an app that truly engaged and built a relationship with the users. For EADS the app was both innovative and easy to manage and update.

4) Project/Site of the Year
Winner – Tinext for the Ville de Lausanne eGovernment portal

The Ville de Lausanne portal was judged to demonstrate outstanding best practice in combining integration, customisation, use of the Standard Templating Kit (STK), existing modules, custom modules and, in particular Magnolia’s Blossom module for integration with Spring Java framework. The result was one of the largest and most highly functional projects of the year, which delivered true customer satisfaction.

About Magnolia

Magnolia CMS is the open web content management system that allows enterprises to create and maintain an effective, agile virtual presence. Its flexible, open source, standards-based Java architecture delivers unrivalled interoperability with enterprise systems, while on the front-end Magnolia CMS delivers the most open, intuitive, user-friendly platform available for content authors and administrators.

Magnolia CMS enterprise customers include: CSC, ING, Lloyds TSB, MBC, Migros, Scottish Widows, Sony, Seat and The US Department of Defense. Magnolia is used in more than 100 countries on all continents of the world by governments and leading FORTUNE 500 enterprises.

Magnolia International Ltd. is the creator of both the Open Source Community Edition and Enterprise Licensed Editions of the Magnolia CMS. Full global service, support, implementation, consulting and training for enterprise clients are delivered by Magnolia in collaboration with its international network of qualified partners. Find out more about Magnolia at: www.magnolia-cms.com.

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