Red Hat Global Support Team Honored as a Leader in Support Excellence
Red Hat recognized as a finalist in the HDI Team Excellence Awards for
RALEIGH, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT), the world's leading provider of open source
solutions, today announced that its Global Support Services team has
been named a top-three finalist in the HDI Team Excellence Awards in
recognition of the support leadership Red Hat delivers to its global
The HDI Team Excellence Awards program honors the IT service and support
professionals who have most enhanced the image of the support services
profession by setting and achieving the highest standards of excellence
in customer support. Submissions for the award are judged on criteria
that include how the support team complements the company's mission, the
nature of support and how the support group is organized, how the
support team measures customer satisfaction and new processes or
procedures that have been rolled out within the last 12 months.
Red Hat's subscription model provides customers with the latest open
source technology, improved features, security updates and software and
hardware certifications. It also includes access to unique knowledge and
technical expertise from Red Hat's Global Support Services and
engineering teams. In June 2010, Red Hat announced enhancements to its
customer experience and subscription value with the general availability
of a new global customer portal. The customer portal provides a single
point of entry for Red Hat customers to access product knowledge such as
document and video content, downloads, case management, security
updates, subscription management and proactive planning tools such as
uses cases and solutions.
"The top three finalists of HDI's Team Excellence, in either Internal or
External, demonstrate to our support industry peers that the teams have
achieved high levels of excellence in the three categories of people,
process and technology, making Red Hat a leading-edge company in the
support industry," said Sophie Klossner, executive director of
Membership at HDI. "Because of the history of HDI's Team Excellence
award winners and the quality of teams they represent, Red Hat is
joining an elite group of companies that share in the excellence they
have developed through their support teams, generating through their
"Red Hat's Global Support Services team is responsible for earning and
maintaining the loyalty of our subscribing customers. Through the
reliable products we offer, the collaborative work we engage in with
customers and partners and the high level of service we provide, we
place our customer needs first," said Marco Bill-Peter, vice president,
Global Support Services at Red Hat. "We're excited to be recognized by
HDI for the updates we have been driving to improve our support delivery
to our global customers and extend the value of our subscriptions."
Red Hat has also been recognized for delivering customer value for seven
consecutive years by the CIO Insight Vendor Value survey, an
annual survey polling IT decision-makers at U.S.-based enterprises on
how they perceive the value of their IT vendor's product and service
For more information about Red Hat's Global Support Services, visit http://www.redhat.com/support/.
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Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions and an
S&P 500 company, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with over 65 offices
spanning the globe. CIOs ranked Red Hat as one of the top vendors
delivering value in Enterprise Software for seven consecutive years in
the CIO Insight Magazine Vendor Value survey. Red Hat provides
high-quality, affordable technology with its operating system platform,
Red Hat Enterprise Linux, together with virtualization, applications,
management and Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) solutions, including
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and JBoss Enterprise Middleware. Red
Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its
customers worldwide. Learn more: http://www.redhat.com.
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