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Sungard Availability Services honored with two Bronze Stevie® Awards in the 2018 American Business Awards

The American Business Awards are the U.S.A.’s premier business awards program. 

WAYNE, PA – May 9, 2018 – Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS), a leading provider of information availability through managed IT, cloud and recovery services, has been named the winner of two Bronze Stevie® Awards in the New Product or Service of the Year - Software - Cloud Storage & Backup Solution and Human Resources Team of the Year categories in the 16th Annual American Business Awards®. 

The American Business Awards are the U.S.A.’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.  

Nicknamed the Steviesfor the Greek word meaning “crowned,” the awards will be presented to winners at a gala ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Monday, June 11. Tickets are now on sale

Sungard AS Cloud Recovery – AWS, which builds on a previous iteration of the offering that won a Stevie® International Business AwardSM in 2016, 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, easy-to-implement and SLA-backed recovery solution. Sungard AS Cloud Recovery – AWS encourages business resiliency as the leading managed AWS recovery solution on the market. This service supports both recovery of customer premise workloads to AWS as well as cross-region recovery of workloads running in AWS with from sub-one-hour RTOs and near real time RPOs, ensuring that AWS instances can be spun up at the time of a test or disaster for minimal downtime or data loss. 

A Bronze Stevie for Human Resources Team of the Year also went to Sungard AS’ Global Learning and Development (L&D) Team, which aims to identify and maximize the strengths of each employee to build skillful team members and tenacious leaders. As a result of this program, 85 percent of new hires felt comfortable in their role within 90 days, women in management felt 91 percent more effective, and 72 percent of the company agreed that the knowledge provided by the L&D Team improved their productivity. The Stevies judges praised Sungard AS for focusing not just on learning but also on engagement, with 30, 60 and 90-day engagement surveys representing a critical piece in retaining new hires.  

“With more than 3,700 nominations to consider, winning two Stevies in remarkably different categories shows the breadth of ways we aim to better serve our customers,” said Jim Paterson, Senior Vice President of Product Management at Sungard AS. “From solutions like Cloud Recovery – AWS that give customers better ways to recover, to HR programs that attract and retain top talent to support our customers’ goals, Sungard AS is dedicated to finding new ways to build resilient organizations.” 

More than 200 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners. “The nominations submitted for The 2018 American Business Awards were outstanding. The competition was intense, and those recognized as Stevie Award winners should be immensely proud of this accomplishment,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. 

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2018 Stevie winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.   

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 Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. 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 http://www.StevieAwards.com. Sponsors of The 2018 American Business Awards include HCL America, John Hancock Financial Services and SoftPro. 

About Sungard Availability Services 
Sungard Availability Services (“Sungard AS”) is a leading provider of critical production and recovery services to global enterprise companies. Sungard AS partners with customers across the globe to understand their business needs and provide production and recovery services tailored to help them achieve their desired business outcomes. Leveraging more than 35 years of experience, Sungard AS designs, builds and runs critical IT services that help customers manage complex IT, adapt quickly and build resiliency and availability. Visit Sungard Availability Services at www.sungardas.com or call 1-800-468-7483. Connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.    

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