Awards and Achievements
Affinity Systems continues to raise the bar in technology innovation. These awards demonstrate our ability to deliver high-performance computing solutions that exceed our customers' expectations and help drive real business growth.
Some of our recent recognitions include:
Web Development Partner of the Year Winner - 2012 Microsoft Partner Network IMPACT Awards
November 14, 2012
Affinity Systems announced that it has been selected as the winner in the Web Development Partner of the Year category for the 2012 Microsoft Partner Network IMPACT Awards. The tenth annual IMPACT Awards recognize excellence within the Microsoft technology partner community in Canada. The winners were announced at an awards ceremony held at the Four Seasons Hotel, located in Yorkville, Toronto on November 13th, 2012.
“As recognized at the annual IMPACT Awards, there is tremendous momentum in our Partner Community because stronger customer relationships are being built,” said Mark Dodds, Vice-President of Small Business, Midmarket Solutions & Partners, Microsoft Canada Inc. “Technology Partners like Affinity Systems are always finding new and exciting ways to develop and deliver innovative technology solutions, making them true leaders in their respective fields.”
“We are pleased to receive this recognition for Web Development Partner of the Year,” said Hugh Hyndman, Director of Affinity Systems. “Our commitment to focus on the development and deployment of secure portals, websites and web-based applications built on the current portfolio of Microsoft technologies has provided significant benefit to our customers including lowered overall costs, streamlined workflows and consolidated data for better decision-making.”
Best Mid-Market Solution Finalist – 2012 Channel Elite Awards
September 12, 2012
Affinity Systems Limited proudly announced that it was named a top finalist by Computer Dealer News in their annual CDN Channel Elite awards competition. The awards recognize Solution Providers for demonstrating excellence in innovation, leadership and commitment to creating value for their customers.
“This recognition has followed closely on the heels of our global achievement at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner conference in July,” said Hugh Hyndman, Director of Affinity Systems. “It is a tremendous honour to continue to be acknowledged for our work as a technology innovator.”
Affinity was saluted for their important work in healthcare and insurance, helping to streamline workflows and approvals across multiple business units and source systems. In particular, Affinity was pleased to showcase Cancer Care Ontario where they designed a system with a single, centralized, web-based portal with functionality to optimize business processes for adjudicating eligibility and claims approval. The system is a multi-tiered, service-oriented solution, using a wide range of modern Microsoft technologies.
“We believe that these are the most difficult awards to win in the industry. Judged by a diverse panel of experts, these awards are a true reflection of technology innovation driving business impact,” said Paolo DelNibletto, Editor in Chief, Computer Dealer News and the main sponsor of this awards program. “Affinity Systems is typical of the talent we are delighted to showcase.”
The award honours partners who have created the most innovative and problem solving hardware, networking, online or software-based solution for a mid-size organization.
Finalist for Microsoft Partner Network Awards – 2012
June 25, 2012
Affinity Systems Limited has been selected as a finalist for the Microsoft Web Development Partner of the Year Award from nearly 3,000 partner entries submitted this year for the 2012 Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) Awards Program. Our submission was for the Cancer Care Ontario - New Drug Funding Program.
The Web Development Partner of the Year Award recognizes the innovative partner who focused on the development and deployment of websites and web-based applications built on the current portfolio of Microsoft technologies, including:
Microsoft .NET Framework
Windows Server with Internet Information Services (IIS)
Microsoft Visual Studio
Microsoft SQL Server
“We are proud to recognize our 2012 Partner Award finalists for their outstanding commitments to solving customer challenges,” said Jon Roskill, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft Corp. “Our partners are critical to our success as a company, and it is their creativity and innovative thinking in solving the unique needs of our customers that serves as the foundation for mutual, long-term success. We congratulate this year’s finalists on their achievements and look forward to following their continued success in the future.
Finalist for Microsoft Code Awards – 2008
May 1, 2008
Affinity Systems has been selected as a finalist at the 2008 Microsoft Canada Code Awards. The Code Awards are Microsoft's way of recognizing the very best in development.
Online threats to personal information through misrepresentation of authority have mushroomed both in frequency and sophistication over the last few years, especially as they relate to financial sectors. Most phishing attacks are launched through e-mail campaigns that are broadly distributed as spam. To be effective, an anti-phishing solution needs to scan millions of e-mail messages for potential incidents, and help a global incident response team coordinate and track a complex set of operations-involving contacting web site owners, domain registrars, ISPs and international CERT groups to remove the fraudulent content.
In response to the growing volume of fraudulent e-mail and web sites attacking e-commerce, Affinity Systems (in conjunction with their customer BD-BrandProtect) developed the Global Anti-Phishing System. A detection, takedown and tracking solution, the Global Anti-Phishing system uses sophisticated technology to achieve its objectives with accuracy and speed, coupled with personnel that facilitate necessary interaction among organizations.
Built with a host of Microsoft products including Visual Studio/.NET, ASP.NET, Internet Explorer (and its anti-phishing components), SQL Server 2005, Remote Desktop and more, the solution uses an e-mail honey pot that attracts millions of spam, UCE, and undeliverable messages, augmented by external feeds and abuse-reporting systems.
This system has allowed a small team of people spread around the world to work together effectively to detect, track and remove fraudulent content on the Internet. To date, we have processed hundreds of millions of e-mail messages and successfully detected and responded to tens of thousands of unique attacks. Our average time to take a site out of commission from the moment our software suspects it is less than 4 hours, with some sites taking fewer than 10 minutes to incapacitate.
2006 Microsoft Partner Program IMPACT Awards
Nov 2 2006 12:00AM
Affinity Systems has been selected as a winner at the 2006 Microsoft Partner Program IMPACT Awards. The annual IMPACT Awards recognize excellence within the Canadian technology partner community, and the innovative solutions and value they bring to their customers. The winners were announced at a gala event in Toronto on November 2, 2006.
Affinity Systems was chosen as the winner in the Data Management Solution of the Year category for its development of the corporate brand protection software for Brandimensions Inc. Using this software, Brandimensions is able to provide its customers with high-quality, actionable incidence reports that include details of link errors or infractions, lapses in website availability, misrepresentations of brand affiliation, scatological references to a client's brands, as well as other material that might cast a client or a product in a negative light.
Best Mid-Market Solution category at the 2006 Channel Elite Awards - Bronze
October 18, 2006
Affinity Systems has been selected as a bronze winner in the Best Mid-Market Solution category at the 2006 Channel Elite Awards. Channel Elite Awards recognize the achievements of IT channel professionals. These are the people who build technology solutions for all types of businesses - from leading national corporations to local retailers. The Channel Elite Awards were announced in Toronto at the Paramount Conference & Event Venue on October 18, 2006.
For more information on the Channel Elite Awards and a list of the 2006 winners, please visit http://www.itbusiness.ca/cea/index.html.
2006 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards
July 13, 2006
Affinity Systems is pleased to announce that it has been selected as a winner at the 2006 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards. The awards recognize Microsoft Registered, Certified and Gold Certified partners that delivered exemplary solutions for their customers during the past year. The award winners were selected from a group of finalists based on their dedicated use of Microsoft technologies to provide solutions for their customers’ needs. Winners were announced on July 13, 2006 at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference 2006 held in Boston.
For more information on the Microsoft Partner Program Awards and a list of the 2006 winners, please visit http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2006/jul06/07-13WWPCAwardWinnerPR.mspx