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Federal business rev’s up as Anthony Robbins joins the top table: joins 2013 Federal 100

by Regan.McGrath on ‎02-11-2013 07:45 AM (90 Views)

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At Brocade, we work hard to beat the expectations of customers and deliver excellence in everything we do. Possibly nowhere is that more true than in our Federal team. To do better than average, be successful, and to help others be successful―especially given the recent upheavals and challenges the US has faced, has often been a challenge.  So it’s great when we receive a rare but welcome opportunity to be recognized outside the company. 

In late January, our own Anthony Robbins, who joined the Brocade team in August 2011, was selected as one of the 2013 Federal 100. This is no small feat, but given his contributions to the company and our customers in the public sector during this short time, it’s not too surprising.

Did you know that the Federal IT market is an $80 billion opportunity? Of this, networking and related spending occupies an eighth, or more than $10 billion/year, according to Gartner.

Other’s on this prestigious list include the CIO of the United States, Congressman Darrell Issa who is also the Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the VP of Public Sector at VMware. And if you still think it’s easy to join this exclusive club, here are the criteria that Anthony had to meet, just to be considered:

"The Federal 100 Awards recognize government and industry leaders who have played pivotal roles in the federal government IT community—individuals who have gone above and beyond their daily responsibilities and have made a difference in the way technology has transformed their agency or accelerated their agency’s mission."

It’s certainly nice to be nominated, but it’s even nicer to know your efforts have been recognized, that you’ve made a difference. Please join me in congratulating Anthony, and also in recognizing the Federal team for the great success they have had over the last several quarters.

We’ve earned the right to sit at the Federal “top table”, we recognize the honor, and we’re ready to grasp the opportunity and continue to help customers face the future.