IBM, Microsoft, EMC, Red Hat among NCTA 21 winners

January 29, 2010

Greensboro-based Unifi Manufacturing joined others such as IBM, Microsoft, EMC and Raleigh-based Red Hat among the winners of the 2009 NCTA 21 Awards, the North Carolina Technology Association announced Friday morning.

The NCTA Awards program recognizes companies and individuals in 21 technology and business categories. This year’s awards were presented at NCTA’s annual gala, held Thursday night at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Cary.

Unifi, a textile firm, has N.C. operations in Greensboro, Yadkinville, Madison and Reidsville, along with facilities in Brazil and Colombia, South America; and, a wholly-owned subsidiary in Suzhou China. Unifi earned the Green Technology Award.
A listing of the other winners follows:

Technology Industry Awards
Software Company of the Year: iContact Corporation
Life Sciences Company: Cornerstone Therapeutics
Best Product or Service Technology Company: CC Intelligent Solutions
Most Innovative Technology Company: TransEnterix• Industry Driven Technology Company: Railinc

Excellence Awards
Private Company: Connexion Technologies
Public Company: Tekelec
Customer Service Company: Peak 10
Fastest Growing Company: USfalcon
Leading Environmental Steward Company: IBM
Corporate Citizenship Company: Microsoft Corporation

Stage of Development Awards
Small Technology Company: K3 Enterprises
Mid-Size Technology Company: Hosted Solutions
Large Technology Company: Red Hat
NCTA Volunteer of the Year: David H. Jones and Marlon Headen
Outstanding NCTA Member: EMC Corporation
Public Education Leadership: AT&T
Public Leadership: Dr. James Woodward
Technology Executive of the Year - People’s Choice: Dr. Michael Capps
Outstanding Achievement Award: Darleen Johns

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