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Tony Hill Wins ‘Technology Ceo Of The Year’ Award

  • 06 June, 2005 16:15

<p>—Micro Focus CEO scoops top award at the UK Technology Innovation and Growth Awards 2005—</p>
<p>NEWBURY, United Kingdom, June 6, 2005 — Micro Focus® today announced that Tony Hill has won the prestigious ‘Technology CEO of the Year’ Award at the UK Technology Innovation &amp; Growth Awards 2005.</p>
<p>In just over three years, Tony has taken Micro Focus from an 'orphan' division spun out from Merant, plc (recently acquired by Serena Software) to a leader in legacy application development and deployment on contemporary platforms. He has also been an industry thought leader, changing the perception of legacy IT from that of a liability to an asset.</p>
<p>The judges felt that Tony’s visionary leadership and hands-on approach, combined with transforming Micro Focus from a COBOL tools company to a world-class leader in legacy modernization, were decisive factors in the decision to honor him with the award.</p>
<p>Under Tony’s leadership, Micro Focus has established a strong ecosystem of partners addressing legacy IT issues, fostering an environment in which Micro Focus has developed strong relationships with industry leaders including, CSC, EDS, HP, Microsoft, Oracle and others.</p>
<p>More than 650 guests gathered to discover the winners of the Awards. Now in their seventh year, the awards are designed to celebrate the companies and individuals that have demonstrated the innovation and entrepreneurial flair that is vital to the health and growth of the UK technology industry.</p>
<p>“It is a great honor to receive this award,” said Tony Hill, chief executive officer, Micro Focus. “Micro Focus has grown beyond all expectations over the last three years and together with our partners is helping businesses reduce costs, increase agility and mitigate risk by reusing legacy assets. This award reflects the hard work that the whole company has contributed over the last three years, and is a credit to the entire organization.”</p>
<p>Micro Focus - Unlocking the Value of Legacy™</p>
<p>Micro Focus is a leading provider of legacy development and deployment software for enterprise platforms. Micro Focus enables organizations to reduce costs and increase agility with minimal risk by reusing their legacy applications with contemporary architectures and Web services. Founded in 1976, Micro Focus is a global company with principal offices in the United Kingdom, United States and Japan. For more information, visit www.microfocus.com.</p>

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