TYSONS CORNER, Va. – June 4, 2013 – MicroTech, the largest Hispanic-Owned IT Integrator in the U.S., was recognized as an IDG’s Computerworld Honors Laureate yesterday for using innovative IT for the public good. MicroTech built an online knowledge portal for the Latino Donor Collaborative (LDC), a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, to advance a fact-based portrayal of Latinos and their significant cultural, economic, national security, and leadership contributions to the U.S.
“Computerworld is honored to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of the 2013 class of Laureates and to share their work,” said Bob Melk, SVP, group publisher & CMO, IDG Enterprise, in their press release announcing this year’s finalists. “These projects demonstrate how IT can advance organizations’ ability to compete, innovate, communicate and prosper,” he said.
This year is the 25th anniversary of the Computerworld Honors Program. Selected from more than 700 nominations from 29 countries, MicroTech was awarded a medallion inscribed with the program’s mission: "A Search for New Heroes" during the Laureate Medal Ceremony & Gala at the Andrew W. Mellon auditorium in Washington, D.C. Vinton Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist of Google, gave the honorary address.
MicroTech provides Technology Services, Network Systems Integration, Product Solutions, Cloud Computing, Unified Communications & Collaboration, Cyber Security, Mobility, Big Data Solutions, Financial Services, as well as leadership/management skills courses, business simulations and vital industry certifications as part of MicroTech University to commercial enterprises, along with the public sector - managing more than half-a-million technology users daily. A prime contractor of over 100 Federal projects and more-than-25 procurement vehicles, MicroTech offers access to 2500 vendors and a million technology products and services across the government.
MicroTech launched the LDC portal in October of 2012. It allows the LDC, its board members, and other interested parties to conduct business, create and distribute newsletters, schedule events, secure tax-deductible donations through PayPal, and share research. The portal is compatible for both Apple and Android, has a translation component, and will be linked to the LDC’s social media platforms.
“It is an honor to be recognized internationally as a Computerworld Honors Laureate,” said Tony Jimenez, MicroTech President & CEO. “The MicroTech-created LDC portal provides a view and perception-shaping forum that can be easily tailored for other nonprofit organizations seeking similar goals of establishing and growing a following to share a message and generate support.”
The Computerworld Honors Program featured MicroTech in the June 3rd issue of Computerworld and online at Computerworld.com.