— Submitted by Lisa Weaver, Xerox public relations

Everyone is still buzzing about the Golden Globes, but Meryl Streep isn’t the only big winner.

While we didn’t receive a fancy statue or the red carpet treatment, Xerox closed 2009 with more than 350 honors worldwide.  Our innovative technology, reliable products and leading services all took home awards from the industry’s top critics.

But why should you care?

Just as Meryl’s big win for Julie & Julia might help you choose your next movie rental, these awards can help you select a new printer, MFP or business partner. Whether you are looking for a color printer or MFP with outstanding image quality, new ways to save money on printing costs, or a company that provides world-class service and support, you don’t have to take our word for it.

Xerox has always delivered vibrant, high-quality color. The Phaser® 7500 and its unique “Color by Words” feature won the Tech Innovator of the Year award from Everything Channel as the top printing and imaging product of 2009.  Xerox’s iGen4™ 220 Perfecting Press was a show stopper this year and earned a Future of Print Product Must See ’em Award at Print 09, the year’s largest graphic communications event.

Our products weren’t the only winners. J.D. Power and Associates recognized Xerox for providing and “Outstanding Customer Service Experience” for the fourth year in a row. Xerox also received an Outstanding Achievement Award for IT Friendliness from Buyers Laboratory Inc. (BLI) for delivering the best technology innovation to our customers.  We were also awarded the Channel Insider’s Bull’s Eye Champion Award for PagePack® 3.0 as the Managed Service Enabler of the Year and named the No. 1 vendor for Document Process Outsourcing by the Black Book of Outsourcing.

Just as Avatar and The Blind Side excite moviegoers everywhere, I look forward to seeing the work of Xerox people across the company honored for delivering innovative technology and services that help our customers find smarter, simpler ways to work.

— Lisa Weaver, Xerox public relations