Datapipe named as Finalist in Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service

Jersey City, NJ — March 2, 2009 — Datapipe was recently named a finalist in the Customer Service Department of the Year - IT & Telecommunications category in the third annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. The awards are presented by the Stevie® Awards, which organizes several of the world’s leading business awards shows including the prestigious American Business Awards.

More than 500 entries from companies of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted to this year’s competition which included 27 categories for customer service professionals.

This recognition is a testament to Datapipe’s trademarked service philosophy known as “Operational Empathy®”. This philosophy drives Datapipe’s approach to Managed Services. There is no better standard of customer service in the industry.

Members of the Awards' Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors and their staffs selected Stevie Award winners this month from among the Finalists. Finalists were chosen by business professionals worldwide during preliminary judging.

Datapipe Founder and CEO Robb Allen said the company is very pleased with the nomination in the category of Customer Service. "The Stevie Awards are an important acknowledgement of the passion we have to go above and beyond to help our clients achieve success,” Allen said. "It is an honor for our team to be recognized for their dedication to delivering a world-class service experience."

“Being named a Finalist in the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service is an important achievement,” said Michael Gallagher, president of the Stevie Awards. “It means that independent business executives have agreed that the nominee is worthy of international recognition. We congratulate all of the Finalists on their achievement.”

About The Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, The Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.

Sponsors of the third annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service include John Hancock Mutual Funds, Sales Partnerships, and ValueSelling Associates.