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    People’s Choice Awards: Winning Followers, One Vote at a Time

    June 11, 2018 | By Admin |

    What could Barbra Streisand, John Wayne, Star Wars and The Sting possibly have in common? More than forty years ago, they were the most popular entities in popular culture as measured by the inaugural edition of The People’s Choice Awards.

    The People’s Choice Awards were created in 1974 to recognize the people and works of popular culture, as voted on by the public. And while the entertainment industry has always been well-represented in the culture wars, the business world now has its own People’s Choice Awards: The People's Choice Stevie® Awards for Favorite New Products, a feature of The American Business Awards®, the U.S.A.’s top business awards program. Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS) is proud to receive this year’s People’s Choice award for cloud/storage backup for its Cloud Recovery - AWS solution.

    Debuting in 2002, the most recent worldwide public vote in The People's Choice Stevie® Awards for Favorite New Products was conducted last month. The highest number of votes decides the winners in a variety of product categories. More than 58,000 votes were cast, and Sungard AS' Cloud Recovery AWS was selected as the overall winner in the Cloud Storage/Backup category.

    Sungard AS Cloud Recovery – AWS, which builds on a previous iteration of the offering that won a Bronze Stevie® International Business Award took Bronze in the New Product or Service of the Year - Software - Cloud Storage & Backup Solution category, earning distinction among the judges as “a cost-effective and easy-to-implement solution.” Sungard AS Cloud Recovery – AWS enables business resiliency as the only fully managed, SLA-backed recovery on AWS solution in the market that guarantees customers achieve sub-one-hour RTOs and RPOs. It also ensures that AWS instances can be spun up at the time of a test or disaster for minimal downtime or data loss.

    “We are thrilled to hear that Sungard AS Cloud Recovery – AWS has taken the top spot in this valuable measure of customer feedback,” said Jim Paterson, Senior Vice President of Product Management, Sungard Availability Services. “With this new service, companies can ensure they have the most complete recovery solution for their IT needs – and at a fraction of the cost – with a cloud-based recovery service from Sungard AS and AWS.”

    The crystal People’s Choice Stevie Awards will be presented to winners at The American Business Awards’ banquet on Monday, June 11 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. There, the winners of peer-adjudicated Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Awards will also be presented their awards. More than 650 executives from across the U.S. will attend.

    All new products and services nominated in the new product awards categories of this year’s American Business Awards were eligible to be included in voting for the people’s choice awards.

    For Sungard AS, achieving the People’s Choice award in the cloud storage/backup category means more than just winning a popularity contest. It’s confirmation that Cloud Recovery – AWS exceeds customers’ expectations for managing their growing data, and driving down the cost of cloud-based recovery.

    About the Stevie Awards

    Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, and the new Stevie Awards for Great Employers. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at

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