Cornuda (TV), Italy — June 25, 2012— Today, BEDIN Shop Systems srl announced it has been selected as a finalist for the Microsoft ISV- Windows Azure Partner of the Year Award for aKite, its POS & In-Store Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) designed to leverage full benefit from Cloud Computing platform (PaaS).

“Instead of a simpler migration of our traditional software to an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), we completely re-architected for the new Cloud paradigms, achieving Scalability, SLA (Service Level Agreement) and Efficiency otherwise impossible” said Wladimiro Bedin, Founder and CEO, BEDIN Shop Systems srl. “aKite brings “real” cloud computing to Retail and this nomination from a top international panel recognizes the value it is bringing to the market. Now our goal is seeking for Partners worldwide in order to bring aKite to mid-large Retailers in their regions, leveraging our Retail Web Services and aDI (aKite Document Interchange) easy-integration features”.

Awards were presented in multiple categories, with winners chosen from a set of nearly 3,000 entrants worldwide. The Windows Azure Platform Partner of the Year Award recognizes ISVs that together or independently incorporated Windows Azure and SQL Azure, developing flexible, scalable, robust applications using the cloud platform. The winner demonstrated innovation, competitive differentiation, and customer value while showcasing the benefits of using the Windows Azure platform.

“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.”

BEDIN Shop Systems srl ( ) has 20+ years of experience in software for Retail Stores leveraging always the latest Microsoft technologies like the first POS based on .NET and the first Smart Client in a Service Oriented Architecture for Retail.

The Microsoft Partner Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions during the past year.


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