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UMGC Global Media Center UMGC Recognized for Vision and Innovation at Zenoss GalaxZ17 User Conference

Adelphi, Md. (April 25, 2017) – University of Maryland University College (UMUC) has received a Z Award for Vision and Innovation at the Zenoss annual user conference, GalaxZ17, held in Austin, Texas, on April 12. Awarded to exemplary customers, partners and teams, the Z Awards are designed to recognize best-in-class IT practices and serve as a model to others in the industry.

“I am honored to accept this award for innovation and leadership on behalf of UMUC's Technical Operations and Server engineering teams,” said Scott Reece, director of technical operations in the Information Technology Department at UMUC. “It is flattering to be recognized by our peers not only in the education sector, but across various industries for our talent, leadership, and vision. We are proud of our efforts to implement solutions to monitor UMUC's systems and use dashboards in new and innovative ways.”

Winning the prestigious Z Award, UMUC continues to demonstrate excellence in hybrid IT monitoring. Nomination categories showcase organizations that have gone the distance with innovative practices, excellent leadership, a vision for gaining new value from the Zenoss platform, and that have realized exceptional business results and return on investment (ROI) from adopting an effective unified monitoring strategy.

“It gives me great pleasure to highlight the incredible accomplishments, breakthroughs and innovations demonstrated by UMUC over the past year,” said Brian Wilson, chief customer officer at Zenoss. “UMUC has demonstrated incredible leadership and innovation skills that set a vision for their organization and inspire peers. I am honored to present UMUC with a Z Award and to congratulate them on their innovative approach to IT transformation.”

Zenoss operates by its core values and one specifically, “Customers for Life,” is the premise behind the Z Awards. Awards were presented in more than 10 categories, including Innovator of the Year, MSP of the Year, ZenMaster of the Year, Implementation of the Year, Channel Partner of the Year, Technology Partner of the Year, Services Partner of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Vision and Innovation Within an Industry, Team of the Year, and Core Conversion of the Year.

GalaxZ17 is the IT monitoring conference of the year. It focuses on trends occurring in the industry and provides insight for new ways to monitor and analyze the complex infrastructures that drive business success.

About UMUC

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) is a world leader in innovative educational models, with award-winning online programs in disciplines including biotechnology, cybersecurity, data analytics, and information technology that are in high demand in today’s increasingly technical, global workplace. UMUC offers open access with a global footprint and a specific mission — to meet the learning needs of students whose responsibilities may include jobs, family, and military service. The university offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees, a doctoral program, and certificate programs. A pioneer in distance education since 1947, UMUC today is harnessing the power of learning science and technology to deliver high quality, low cost, accessible higher education.

About Zenoss

Zenoss works with the world's largest organizations to ensure their IT services and applications are always on. As the global leader in hybrid IT monitoring and analytics software, Zenoss provides complete visibility for cloud, virtual and physical IT environments. Zenoss customers gain IT performance and risk insights into their unique IT ecosystems through real-time analytics that adapt to the ever-evolving data center and cloud, enabling them to eliminate disruptions and accelerate business.