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October 06, 2011

Giesecke & Devrient Recognized with Frost & Sullivan Europe Smart Cards Service Company of the Year Award
By Deepika Mala
TMCnet Contributor

Giesecke & Devrient (News - Alert), an international technology provider, received the Frost & Sullivan’s ‘2011 ICT Europe Smart Cards Service Company of the Year’ award.

The annual award honors European companies that have shown excellence in the development of hardware and software for smartcards over the previous year.

Officials said contenders for the award were evaluated that on the basis of innovation and technological leadership, portfolio diversity and go-to-market strategy.

The market research company Frost & Sullivan and an independent panel of distinguished international industry executives presented the prestigious award to G&D for exemplary performance and strategic excellence in 2010/2011.

Giesecke and Devrient demonstrated great success in 2010. They attained key wins with strategies including product and service innovation, customer focus and robust business models. The company has actively participated in fostering the adoption and standardization of emerging technologies such as NFC and M2M communications, fields in which a majority of innovations have occurred”, says Jean-Noel Georges, Global Program Director - Research Manager, ICT-SmartCard at Frost & Sullivan (News - Alert), in a release.

“The boom in the mobile Internet and smartphones has led to profound changes in the smartcard industry which are neatly summed up by abbreviations such as NFC, LTE (News - Alert) and M2M,” says Michael Kuemmerle, Member of the Management Board and Group Executive, Mobile Security at Giesecke & Devrient. “We are delighted to receive this award because it rewards our efforts to bring about innovation and offers independent recognition of our ability to deal with technology shifts across different industries all over the world.”

In related news, mobile application lifecycle management provider, DeviceAnywhere (News - Alert), recently received the 2011 Frost & Sullivan global Customer Value Enhancement Award for its role as a pioneer in Mobile Application Lifecycle Management.

Deepika Mala is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves


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