San Ramon, CA (PRWEB) November 29, 2011
OutSystems, provider of the industry leading Agile Platform application development environment, announced that the Agile Platform has been awarded the EdTech Digest ‘Cool Tool Award’ in the Green Solution category.
The EdTech Digest awards recognize companies for outstanding contributions in transforming education through technology. The winners chosen were those that have worked towards moving education forward into the 21st century through their innovation and commitment to technology in education. OutSystems received the award for an energy management application delivered at the University of Aveiro in concert with their implementation partner Contisystems.
"In a crowded field of entries, it's exciting to acknowledge those companies and products making the biggest difference," commented Victor Rivero, Editor-in-Chief of EdTech Digest.
The University was looking for a way to improve energy consumption across campus buildings and create a centralized location for management of energy consuming devices. Using OutSystems’ Agile Platform and agile methodology, the SCORE system was built and deployed, incorporating integrations with over 1,000 different devices. The SCORE system aggregates information from all of the devices allowing its users to efficiently view, manage and control energy consumption. Through the SCORE system, the University of Aveiro is able to calculate energy costs more easily and is seeing energy savings of 25-30 percent.
“We are honored that EdTech Digest has recognized the Agile Platform as a strategic tool in helping schools go green,” said Mike Jones, vice president of marketing for OutSystems. “The University of Aveiro was able to employ the Agile Platform to deliver a highly complex energy management application helping to improve energy efficiency. This award validates the University as a leader in creating a socially conscious university focused on environmental protection.”
OutSystems provides the Agile Platform, a complete solution for the development and management of custom enterprise web and mobile applications that are built to change at the speed of business.
IT teams around the world use the Agile Platform to develop, deploy, manage and change web applications that are robust, ready to scale and based on standard technology, ensuring no vendor lock-in. Benchmarks show that customers using the Agile Platform deliver their custom web applications 10.9x faster than with other technologies and toolsets available in the market.
Introduced in 2001, the OutSystems Agile Platform has over 20,925 installations across 22 different industries, has received multiple CODiE, CRN and JOLT awards and is supported by an active community of more than 6,033 members, 1,549 certified practitioners and 59 implementation partners.
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