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Clarion Wins International IT Competition for Innovation

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Clarion has been chosen from over 250 entrants as the winner of an international competition staged by VMware EMEA.

A global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, which challenged businesses to use innovative technology to drive business transformation.

Clarion was announced as the winner of the Thinking Big For Your Business competition at the VMworld Europe 2012 conference in Barcelona today (9 October) and awarded the prize of $20,000 worth of software and services from VMware.

The competition asked how small and medium sized businesses based in Europe, the Middle East and Africa would reinvigorate their business with $20,000 worth of VMware software – challenging entrants to go beyond cost cutting and be forward-thinking in their approaches to IT, to ultimately deliver a transformational effect to their businesses. Clarion impressed the judging panel with its ambition to become the first law firm to use VMware’s ‘Project Octopus’ as a virtual data room.

“The entry from Clarion perfectly captured the essence of the competition, which was to ‘think big’ in terms of driving business transformation through the use of innovative technology,” says one of the judges, VMware’s John Churchhouse, SMB Director in EMEA. “It was particularly exciting to consider the impact the prize could have within an industry where confidentiality and security of data are so vital to everyday operations. We’re excited to work with Clarion to deliver innovation and improved business value in a sector where there is no margin for error.”

Duncan James, Infrastructure Manager at Clarion, said: “We’re over the moon with the result. It’s our ambition to use VMware’s software to enable our team to have a single integrated way of accessing and managing all their apps and desktops, as well as the secure sharing of data, wherever and whenever they happen to be working. This will allow us to deliver an even better level of service and aligns with Clarion's business objective to change the world’s view of lawyers, one client at a time."

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