Georgia Legal Services Program, which is based in Atlanta, is one of the grand prize winners in Cisco’s sixth annual “Growing with technology Awards”.

A2Z Computer Service and Repair in Durham was selected as a runner-up in the Innovators in Customer Relationship category.

The legal services group was cited as the top Innovator in Non-Profit category. As a result, the firm will receive $25,000 worth of Cisco networking gear.

Georgia Legal Services Program has 165 employees.

One grand prize winner and two runners-up were selected in five categories of competition. The contest is focused on small- and medium-sized businesses as well as non-profit and public sector operations. Runners-up received up to $15,000 in Cisco equipment.

The list of winners:

Innovators in Customer Relationship: Grand Prize: Elliance (21 employees), based in Pittsburgh, Pa.; Runners-up: A2Z Computer Service and Repair (4 employees), based in Durham, N.C.; and Walker Information (250 employees), based in Indianapolis, Ind.

Innovators in Non-Profit: Grand Prize: Georgia Legal Services Program (165 employees), based in Atlanta, Ga.; Runners-up: National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (320 employees), based in Alexandria, Va.; and Scheurer Healthcare Network Organization (385 employees), based in Pigeon, Mich.

Innovators in Operational Excellence: Grand Prize: InTouch Technologies (37 employees), based in Goleta, Calif.; Runners-up: CorSolutions Medical (548 employees), based Rosemont, Ill.; and TimeOut Services (73 employees), based in Cupertino, Calif.

Innovators in Public Sector: Grand Prize: Niles Township High School (800 employees), based in Skokie, Ill.; Runners-up: Valley City State University (172 employees), based in Valley City, N.D.; and St. Joseph’s Academy (123 employees), based in Baton Rouge, La.

Innovators in Sales and Marketing: Grand Prize: Helio Solutions (60 employees), based in Santa Clara, Calif.; Runners-up: Info Directions, Inc. (90 employees), based in Victor, N.Y.; and AKRAYA (105 employees), based San Jose, Calif.

“Selecting winners for the Cisco Growing with Technology Award was a challenging process for our judging panel since we received so many quality applications from organizations who have dramatically improved their business through the use of technology,” said Peter Alexander, Cisco’s vice president of commercial marketing. “The winners have proven that there is a direct correlation between a company’s network and its ongoing business success.”

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