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Nexthink secures 3rd place at the COMPUTERWOCHE Best in Big Data Awards

As part of this year’s Big Data Congress on September 18 in Wiesbaden COMPUTERWOCHE has named the winners of the Best-in-Big-Data-Awards 2014

24th September 2014 – Lausanne – Nexthink®, the leading provider of end-user IT Analytics, announces today that the company secured the third place in this year’s Best in Big Data competition finalist projects for its project with Festo in partnership with Consulting4IT GmbH..

The “Best in Big Data” congress is organized by COMPUTERWOCHE, the leading IT weekly newspaper in Germany. COMPUTERWOCHE is a publication of the IDG Business Media publishing house. COMPUTERWOCHE has a long tradition as a trusted information source for professional IT managers and decision makers.

The Awards Ceremony
Participants and around 100 finalists presented their Big Data projects and solutions and answered questions in front of a jury of experts, which assessed the presentations and selected the winners.

The jury’s decision in this category is not easy. The experts praised all the projects submitted and certified the Big Data project market’s growing maturity as a whole. As the projects presented n the past years have developed from experiments and pilot projects, it is now clear that Big Data occupies an increasingly central role in the IT strategy of many companies. Successful Big Data projects have made ​​a significant contribution to the business success and enabled new business models.

The Project
Festo is a leader in automation technology and a world market leader in technical education and training. Its goal: maximum productivity and competitiveness in the factory and process automation. With a presence in 176 countries worldwide, Festo stands for innovation and technology. Festo has acquired the Nexthink solution through its partner Consulting4IT GmbH. With the help of Nexthink’s IT Analytics, Festo has optimized its IT services for its IT infrastructure and endpoints. The Nexthink Collector continuously collects information from more than 10,000 end-user devices. Thus, the IT support team can quickly identify the mechanisms and contexts in which problems occur in order to proactively take measures to address issues.

The Project Owners
“We are delighted to provide our end-users with the best support and to increase productivity via this innovative project. The COMPUTERWOCHE award has confirmed our quest for innovation,” said Matthias Schmidt, Head of Information Management Workplace Services at Festo.

“Nexthink complements our services portfolio and IT vision,” adds Christian Müller, Managing Director, Consulting4IT GmbH. Nexthink guarantees transparency of the IT infrastructure and provides insight into how IT services of our customers are being consumed by end-users. This information is very valuable in all of our business areas: Client, Security and Service Management.”

“We are extremely proud to have been chosen as a winner of this prestigious award,” said Ulrich Zeh, Sales Director Germany at Nexthink. “Nexthink’s solution generates unique information about the entire IT infrastructure in real-time, allowing us to support the achievement of important tasks for security, operations, support and client transformation projects.”

The winners were announced at the award ceremony on Thursday September 18th, in Wiesbaden.

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About Nexthink:
Nexthink is the innovator of End-user IT Analytics for security, ITSM and transformation. Our software uniquely provides enterprise-wide, real-time analytics covering all endpoints, users, applications, network connections and visualization of IT infrastructure and service delivery. Nexthink helps IT departments connect, communicate and collaborate to achieve their major goals and to optimize endpoint security, operations, support and workplace transformation projects. Nexthink’s real-time analytics and visualization extend help desk, server monitoring, APM (application performance management) and PCLM (PC lifecycle management) tools and provide essential visibility for IT governance.

Nexthink serves the Global 5000 utilizing a leveraged partner model. Nexthink is a private company headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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Melina Mathieu
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About Consulting4IT:
Since 2003 Consulting4IT GmbH offers assistance in the realization of advanced and innovative solutions in service, client, and security management. 35 specialists located on sites in Waldbronn (Germany), Bonn (Germany), and Peking offer your company a holistic service approach from process consulting to software integration.

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Mirko Oesterhaus


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