The Technology Expense Management Industry Association (TEMIA) introduces three new recognition awards in the categories of: Giving Back, Best Practices and Innovation of the Year. These awards support TEMIA’s mission of promoting the value of technology and telecommunications management, enhancing the category image to promote service quality. Members are encouraged to submit their applications for these awards. TEMIA members will select award winners at the September 11-12 meeting in San Francisco.Caroline Le Brun, Marketing Director at Cimpl said, “The Giving Back award, shines a spotlight on the positive impact that its members have as people that care about and support their communities. We are much more than competitors in an industry that supports the management of technology and expenses, and our association is unique in its effort to collaborate for the greater good. We are thrilled to see how the organization has eagerly embraced this new initiative.”

Michael O’Neill, Channel Sales Manager at Granite said “Our firm is very active in our communities. Granite’s 5th annual “Saving by Shaving” event raised more than $5,000,000 for Pancreatic Cancer Research for the Dana-Farber Research Center. Every employee and guest who agreed to have their head shaved $5,000 was raised. The company and the Hale family have donated more than $17.5 million to Dana-Farber over the past decade. Granite employees also make substantial contributions for charitable initiatives in the communities where we work with weekly “Jean’s Day” activities. Through these activities, Granite has been named repeatedly as one of the most philanthropic companies in Massachusetts.

Nina Doherty, VP of Sales and Marketing at InvoiceIQ, TEMIA Board member and chair for TEMIA’s Public Relations and Social Media Committee, said “Our committee’s monthly calls are generating a lot of interest from members who are eager and highly motivated to share ideas and set new challenges for TEMIA. I think everyone can agree that the industry benefits from more Innovation, Giving Back and implementation of Best Practices.”

The awards align with TEMIA’s September 11-12 meeting theme: “Where the Industry is Headed”. The San Francisco meeting will feature members and guest speakers forecasting and commenting on the direction of the industry in light of the changing landscape of technology. At the meeting, members will cast one vote for each of the three awards with absentee voting for members who are unable to attend. Members are encouraged to submit their applications for these awards, prior to the meeting, through responses to the member newsletter and website.

About TEMIA

TEMIA’s ongoing mission is to raise awareness, to improve the quality and value of solutions and to cultivate shared industry knowledge for Technology, Managed Services, Expense Management, Telecommunications Management, Telecom Expense Management, TEM, Mobile Expense Management, Managed Mobility Solutions, MMS, Mobile Device Management MDM and Enterprise Mobility Management, EMM solutions. TEMIA seeks to do this through the development and promotion of open industry standards, and industry knowledge among solutions providers, business partners, telecom service providers, and enterprise clients. Further, TEMIA members subscribe to a Code of Ethics, which clearly establishes standards and differentiates their level of commitment to their clients.

Learn more about TEMIA online at www.temia.org

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