AUSTIN, Texas – June 23, 2011 – Catapult Systems, a Microsoft IT consulting firm, today announced it has won the 2011 Microsoft Digital Marketing Partner of the Year Award. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of website solutions based on Microsoft technology. This is the second Partner of the Year honor for Catapult Systems, which was also recognized in 2009 as the Microsoft Custom Development Solutions (Web Development) Partner of the Year.

Our mission is to help companies quickly realize substantial improvements using the latest technologies from Microsoft,” notedSam Goodner, CEO of Catapult Systems. “Being named the Digital Marketing Partner of the Year is a huge honor for our talented team and demonstrates our commitment to helping companies expand their business operations across digital and mobile channels.”

Worldwide Partner Awards were presented in multiple categories, with winners chosen from a set of more than 3,000 entrants worldwide. The Digital Marketing Partner of the Year Award honors an exceptional Microsoft partner who has excelled in developing rich Internet solutions that are highly functional, scalable, flexible, and secure through a unified platform for intranet, extranet, and Internet sites. This award recognizes Catapult Systems as successfully developing innovative Web solutions that create engaging user experiences, cut costs, and increase business agility to help companies present a compelling Web presence that includes social marketing, rich media and applications, search, digital marketing integration and analytics.

“With its digital marketing solutions, Catapult Systems has provided customers with an innovative solution for creating compelling web properties,” said Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president of Microsoft Office Division Product Management Group at Microsoft. “Via Catapult Systems’ intuitive user interface, customers can develop social marketing, rich media and analytic capabilities, all based on a single unified platform. We are proud to acknowledge Catapult Systems’ success as Microsoft’ Digital Marketing Partner of the Year.”