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Ensono is Named Winner of 17th Annual Chicago Innovation Awards

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Ensono, a leading hybrid IT services provider, has been named one of the winners of the 17th annual Chicago Innovation Awards. 

The winners were announced at an event held at Chicago’s Harris Theater on Monday, October 29, with nearly 1500 business and civic leaders, and supporters of innovation in attendance. The Chicago Innovation Awards, celebrating its 17th year, is the Chicago region’s foremost recognition of the most innovative new products or services brought to market each year.  

Ensono was recognized for its innovative IT service management platform, Ensono M.O. The platform enables businesses to enhance availability and visibility for their entire hybrid IT estate through machine learning and predictive analytics technology. Ensono M.O. prevents and reduces service-interrupting incidents by 95 percent and provides clients with 24/7 IT support to ensure their infrastructure is operating for today and optimized for tomorrow.

“Chicago’s innovators continue to demonstrate the breadth of innovation found in the Chicago region, cutting across all industries, sectors and sizes,” said Tom Kuczmarski, co-founder with Chicago journalist Dan Miller of the awards. “2018 winners are pioneers in healthcare, construction, communications, food and nutrition, education, information technology, transportation, fashion, law, real estate, childcare, workforce development, museums and exhibits, nanotechnology and social services.”

“Ensono M.O. keeps our clients’ IT applications running, empowering organizations to focus on their business strategies and initiatives,” said Jeff VonDeylen, CEO at Ensono. “We encourage our associates to look at problems from different angles, make unexpected connections and arrive at creative solutions, and Ensono M.O. is a reflection of those efforts. I’m proud of our team and Ensono M.O.’s ability to improve IT support and the positive impacts it provides our clients around the world.”

The winning organizations receive a variety of honors including the opportunity to ring the Nasdaq Bell in New York City, and meetings with the Mayor, Governor and Cook County President.

“519 organizations nominated for this year’s awards,” said Luke Tanen, Executive Director of the Chicago Innovation Awards. “As a group, these nominees generated over $3.4 billion in new revenues from their new products and services, along with the creation of over 432 patents. The 25 winners represent the best from this very impressive group.” 

The complete list of this year’s Chicago Innovation Award winners can be found at www.chicagoinnovation.com.

The Chicago Innovation Awards are supported by Diamond Sponsor Theron Technology Solutions, Gold Sponsors Comcast Business, Wintrust Financial and SMS Assist; Silver Sponsors Exelon, Vedder Price, LinkedIn and others.

For more information about Ensono M.O., please visit https://www.ensono.com/ensono-mo.

About Ensono

Ensono helps IT leaders be the catalyst for change by harnessing the power of hybrid IT to transform their businesses. We drive digital transformation by enabling increased agility and scalability through the modernization to public cloud. Our broad services portfolio from mainframe to cloud, powered by an intelligent governance platform, is designed to help our clients operate for today and optimize for tomorrow. We are award-winning certified experts in AWS and Azure and recognized as Microsoft Datacenter Transformation Partner of the Year. Ensono has nearly 2,000 associates around the world and is headquartered in greater Chicago. Visit us at www.ensono.com.

In June 2018, Ensono acquired the hosted data center business of Wipro.

About Chicago Innovation

Chicago Innovation was established in 2002 as the Chicago Innovation Awards, an annual ceremony to celebrate the most innovative products and services in the Chicago region. The organization has evolved into a year-round series of events and activities designed to educate, connect and celebrate innovators in the Chicago region. The organization’s expansion includes the Chicago Student Invention Convention to empower Chicago’s youth to be innovators, the Chicago Innovation Women Mentoring Co-op to support female innovators, a Corporate Match-Making program to connect large corporations with emerging start- ups, an Innovation MBA in partnership with IIT that offers real-world experiential learning and $10,000 scholarships, the Chicago Neighborhood Awards to promote innovation in Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods, and the Winners Connection to support the growth of Chicago Innovation Award Winners. For more information, visit chicagoinnovation.com. To follow Chicago Innovation on social media, find it on Twitter (@Chi_Innovation) or Facebook (Chicago Innovation).

For additional questions contact Chicago Innovation Executive Director Luke Tanen, luke@chicagoinnovation.com, 312-988-1516.

For media inquiries, please contact Beth Burghgraef at: beth.burghgraef@ensono.com.