Black Duck Software, the leading global provider of strategy, products and serviceds for automating the management, governance and secure us of open source software, is proud to announce it has been awarded the prestigious 2011 Innovation Award by the Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE). Chosen from a field of 185 companies, Black Duck was one of just nine winners recognized by SBANE at the 25th annual New England Innovation Award gala.
Black Duck was honored for innovation that helps organizations find, use and effectively manage open source software (OSS). Found in everything from smartphones to automobiles, microwaves to GPS devices, and social media to enterprise software solutions, OSS is critical to innovation in all markets and geographies.
"The SBANE awards recognize companies that are innovative in their own right while also fueling growth and prosperity by providing ground-breaking solutions to challenging business problems," said Black Duck CEO and President Tim Yeaton. "We are pleased to be in the company of such admired organizations that have transformed innovative ideas into products and services which deliver proven value to customers and communities."
SBANE's annual awards recognize regional organizations that create innovative products and services to drive the New England economy. Past Innovation Award winners include notable companies such as Staples, Zipcar, Ben & Jerry's, Brooks Automation, Genzyme and iRobot, from industries such as technology, manufacturing, service (profit and non-profit) and retail/distribution. The annual awards program was launched in 1986.