Nominees from Civilian, Defense, and Intelligence agencies, along with solution providers, were evaluated and selected by GTRA Council Members and community public voting
Arlington, VA — July 2, 2015 — AvePoint Public Sector, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of AvePoint, Inc., the enabler of enterprise collaboration across platforms and devices, today announced it was named the recipient of the 2015 GTRA ConVurge Tech Award for Excellence in Government SaaS for its Citizen Connect Platform. The award, given out by the Government Technology Research Alliance (GTRA), was presented June 29 during the ConVurge Honorary Awards dinner in Gettysburg, PA. Nick Goudy, General Manager of AvePoint Public Sector, was on hand to accept the award on the company’s behalf.
The GTRA ConVurge Tech Awards celebrate and recognize government and industry IT leaders whose vision, innovation, and remarkable accomplishments improve efficiency, the delivery of government services, citizen engagement, information sharing, and national security. This is the third consecutive year AvePoint Public Sector has been awarded by the GTRA, notably winning the Top Technologies to Watch award in 2014.
AvePoint Citizen Connect provides governments with a uniﬁed system to actively engage their constituents, drive transparency, as well as eﬃciently and accurately communicate citizen service requests with departments – from any device, anywhere, at any time. Using Microsoft technologies – such as Oﬃce 365, Azure, BizTalk, Dynamics, Lync, Project, SharePoint, and Yammer – AvePoint Citizen Connect is a suite of integrated solutions that allows government agencies and non-government organizations (NGOs) to modernize their operations today, in order to better plan for tomorrow. To further serve government agencies, AvePoint has also integrated its AvePoint Online Services with Microsoft Azure Government – Microsoft’s community cloud platform for U.S. state, local, and federal government agencies.
“AvePoint Public Sector is incredibly proud to have received this honor from the Government Technology Research Alliance for Excellence in Government SaaS,” said Chris Foreman, CEO, AvePoint Public Sector. “Citizens expect to leverage the same technologies they use in their everyday lives with those used in their interactions with their local, state, and federal governments. AvePoint Public Sector takes cloud computing and mobile workforce platforms from the consumer world and extends their power to support government operations – enhancing productivity and creating a proactive government relationship between agencies and their constituents.”
AvePoint Public Sector helps public sector customers enhance citizen engagement and services while reducing risk and lowering costs. AvePoint Public Sector helps customers drive citizen engagement and improve services to create safer and modern governments. “GTRA is pleased to honor these leaders for their accomplishments and innovative contributions to the government IT community,” said Kelly Yocum, Co-Founder and Executive Director, GTRA.
GTRA is a leading nationally recognized nonprofit 501(c)3 organization of CIO’s/CISO’s/CTO’s dedicated to bridging the gap between Washington D.C. and Silicon Valley, creating a public-private sector technology collaboration fostering thought leadership, executive knowledge exchange, and to drive government technology ideas forward. Its core focus lies in the areas of Security, Big Data, Cloud, Mobile, Infrastructure, and IT Services.
About AvePoint Public Sector, Inc.
AvePoint Public Sector Inc. is an independent subsidiary of AvePoint Inc., the enabler of enterprise collaboration across platforms and devices. AvePoint Public Sector focuses on helping customers in the Department of Defense, Civilian, National Security, State and Local Government, and System Integrators sectors enhance citizen engagement and services while reducing risk and lowering costs. AvePoint Public Sector solutions and services support key agency objectives and government mandates, including sustainable architecture, FedRamp, cybersecurity, secure information sharing, cloud computing, project transparency, and information governance.
Headquartered in Arlington, VA, AvePoint Public Sector serves more than 600 customers in 47 out of the 50 states, including 290 local governments and municipalities, every cabinet of federal government, and all four branches of the DoD. AvePoint Public Sector is a US Government GSA certified provider via strategic partnerships, as well as a Microsoft Partner of the Year award winner in the Public Sector: Public Safety & National Security category. AvePoint is privately held and backed by Goldman Sachs and Summit Partners.
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