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Phoenix – Jan. 12, 2016 – TEKsystems Global Services®, a leading information technology solutions firm and division of TEKsystems, today announced it has been hired by Best Western® Hotels & Resorts (BW) to execute a full-service application development and management program. TEKsystems Global Services will support BW’s business technology team through its local Phoenix delivery center, national presence and international solution centers.

As a company with a strong local presence and international capabilities, BW selected TEKsystems Global Services as the vendor to support their long-term company-wide technology transformation initiatives. As part of the agreement, TEKsystems Global Services will provide full-service application development and management outsourcing to assist BW in improving time to market and lowering the cost of technology ownership across the organization.

“TEKsystems’ leadership brought the right team to the table and quickly identified the business drivers to support our software development and delivery strategy,” said Harold Dibler, managing director for business technology at BW. “We were looking for a company with a strong presence here in Phoenix, with a track record of successful program execution and unparalleled service. I know the long-term partnership with TEKsystems Global Services will deliver measured value for our company."

“Many leading Arizona companies already rely on TEKsystems’ IT staffing and IT talent management services. As the IT solutions division of TEKsystems, we are excited to deliver world-class global services to BW to help them achieve their business goals,” said Denny Sikkila, TEKsystems Global Services Manager in Arizona.

“Supporting the technology initiatives of a leading international company like BW is precisely the kind of project TEKsystems Global Services thrives on,” adds Thomas War, TEKsystems Global Services executive director. “With a national presence and global delivery network of five solution centers, we have a breadth of resources we can bring to bear. Our business model is based on partnership with our clients, to understand their business challenges and develop outcome-based IT solutions across applications, network, infrastructure and security.”

About Best Western Hotels & Resorts
Best Western® Hotels & Resorts, the trade name for Best Western International, Inc. headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, is a privately held hotel brand with a global network of more than 4,100 properties in over 100 countries and territories worldwide.*Best Western offers seven hotel types to suit the needs of developers and guests in every market: Best Western®, Best Western Plus®, Best Western Premier®, Best Western Plus Executive Residency®, Vīb®, BW Premier Collection®, and GLōSM. Now celebrating 69 years of hospitality, Best Western provides its hoteliers with global operational, sales and marketing support, and online and mobile booking capabilities, including Best Western’s award-winning website bestwestern.com. More than 25 million travelers are members of the brand’s award-winning loyalty program Best Western Rewards®, one of the few programs in which members earn points that never expire and can be redeemed at any Best Western branded hotel worldwide. The brand’s partnerships with AAA/CAA®, Minor League Baseball®, and Harley-Davidson® provide travelers with exciting ways to interact with the brand. Best Western continues to set industry records and receive accolades, including Business Travel News naming Best Western Plus as the best upper mid-price hotel chain, four consecutive Compuware Best of the Web gold awards for best hotel website, and seven consecutive AAA/CAA Hotel Partner of the Year awards. More than half of all Best Western branded hotels have earned a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award. 

*Numbers are approximate, may fluctuate and include hotels currently in the development pipeline.

About TEKsystems

People are at the heart of every successful business initiative. At TEKsystems, we understand people. Every year we deploy more than 80,000 IT professionals at 6,000 client sites across North America, Europe and Asia. Our deep insights into IT human capital management enable us to help our clients achieve their business goals–while optimizing their IT workforce strategies. We provide IT staffing solutions, IT talent management expertise and IT services to help our clients plan, build and run their critical business initiatives. Through our range of quality-focused delivery models, we meet our clients where they are, and take them where they want to go, the way they want to get there.