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SDL Continues to Pick up Prestigious Awards for Innovation, Sustainability and Contribution to the Content Industry

SDL plc

Monday, 21 December, 2009

SDL receives awards from Thames Valley Business Magazine, EContent and helps customer secure  award for its new website.


SDL Maidenhead, UK – 21 December 2009 – SDL, the leading provider of Global Information Management (GIM) solutions, today announced that SDL has been chosen as the winner of the Thames Valley Business of the Year Award 2009, has been included in the EContent 100 list for companies that matter the most in the digital content industry and has helped CareerOneStop secure the Minnesota Tekne Award 2009 for IT Software and Hardware Communications and Infrastructure.


Thames Valley Business Magazine Awards (TVBMA), sponsored by law firm Pitmans, recognize companies based in the Thames Valley area that have demonstrated profitability, innovation and most importantly have made a conscious effort to support the communities in which they operate.  SDL is delighted to have been chosen as the winner of Business of the Year Award and is thrilled that the SDL Foundation, a charity set up by SDL to provide support for sustainable, structural development for disadvantaged communities around the globe, was a deciding factor for the TVBMA judges.


Awards chairman David Murray said: "SDL, a previous winner in these awards, is a company with a strong sense of corporate social responsibility. It is well managed with  a big commitment to maintaining and improving quality. Ninety percent of SDL’s revenues come from outside the UK – so judges were impressed with the company’s ability to achieve very resilient results in what is a global downturn."



SDL has also been nominated as a company that makes a difference to the digital content industry in the EContent Content Management category this year.  SDL is the leader in Global Information Management solutions, which provide increased business agility to enterprises by accelerating the delivery of high-quality multilingual content to global markets.  Michelle Manafy, Editor-in-chief, EContent says “the EContent 100 list represents the most dynamic digital content companies as chosen by a panel made up of digital content industry experts.  SDL demonstrates continued leadership in the content industry, shows continued technology innovation and has made some smart acquisitions building a distinctive group of products and services. This marks the fourth consecutive year that SDL has been recognized by EContent, with specific recognition for SDL Global Authoring Management System™ and SDL Tridion® this year, proving SDL's continuous commitment and expertise in managing content.”



Last month CareerOneStop, was awarded a Minnesota Tekne Award for the re-design of its CareerOneStop website built based around a content management system from SDL Tridion. The U.S. Department of Labor-funded website integrated SDL Tridion technology in order to better serve users looking for jobs in such difficult economic times.  Jan Jaap Kolleman, CEO of SDL Tridion says "CareerOneStop has been one of our best customer examples to demonstrate what Web Content Management systems and solutions from SDL Tridion can do over multiple years.  We offer our congratulations to CareerOneStop on winning a Tekne for its innovative and socially useful website.”


For more information on the awards won by SDL please go to www.sdl.com/awards.


About SDL

SDL is the leader in Global Information Management (GIM) solutions that empower organizations to accelerate the delivery of high-quality multilingual content to global markets. Its enterprise software and services integrate with existing business systems to manage the delivery of global information from authoring to publication and throughout the distributed translation supply chain.Global industry leaders rely on SDL to provide enterprise software or hosted services for their GIM processes, including ABN-Amro, Best Western, Bosch, Canon, Chrysler, CNH, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Philips, SAP, Sony, Sun Microsystems and Virgin Atlantic. SDL has implemented more than 500 enterprise GIM solutions, has deployed over 170,000 software licenses across the GIM ecosystem and provides access to on-demand translation portals for 10 million customers per month. Over 1,000 service professionals deliver consulting, implementation and language services through its global infrastructure of more than 50 offices in 32 countries. For more information, visit www.sdl.com


About Thames Valley Business Magazine Awards

The Business Magazine, launched 15 years ago, is the market-leading business title in the South with a total readership of more than 90,000. The magazine is read by company chairmen, managing directors, senior executives and other decision-makers, establishing itself as the bible for the region’s business. Business magazine covers a broad range of business, from manufacturing to technology, and from finance to law.The Business Magazine established the Thames Valley Business Magazine Awards (TVBMA) 14 years ago, to encourage business enterprise, innovation and best practice within the region. TVBMA is the premier multi-category awards scheme covering the M4/M40/M3 corridors


About EContent

EContent is dedicated to one of the most essential commodities any business has to offer--content. While the digital era has provided businesses with unprecedented access to content, it has also created an exponentially increasing need to manage, store, and deliver that content in ways that are efficient, effective, and affordable. And with this steady rise in digital content challenges, EContent magazine is there to help guide professionals with sound advice and breaking news. EContent is the most respected source for information about the digital content industry. The magazine has a mission to clearly identify and explain emerging digital content trends, strategies, and resources that will help readers navigate the content maze and find a clear path to profits and improved business processes. EContent delivers essential research, reporting, news, and analysis of content related issues. It is essential reading for executives and professionals involved in content creation, management, acquisition, organization, and distribution in both commercial and enterprise environments. EContent is the premier publication for the digital content industry.



About Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA)

MHTA supports the growth, sustainability and global competitiveness of Minnesota's technology-based economy through advocacy, collaboration and education. With a membership of over 300 organizations, it is one of the largest technology associations in Minnesota.



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