Synaq, a provider of managed Linux and Open Source services, has been awarded Nandos Supplier of the Year 2007. The award is recognition for Synaq’s high standard of service and level of commitment to successfully expanding the national food chain’s IT strategy.

The IT services company was presented with the award during a recent IT strategy conference hosted by Nandos together with their suppliers and partners.
Synaq established a relationship over a year ago with Nandos and has since developed its role from being largely supportive to one that is directly involved with their IT strategy.
Yossi Hasson, MD of Synaq, believes the recognition – whilst an achievement for the company – also strengthens service and delivery within the growing Linux and Open Source software market.
“The award means a lot to us in terms of re-affirming that in the technology landscape of today service is the only true differentiator. Our culture of being ‘addicted to excellence’ is paying off. We are honoured to have developed the supplier/ customer relationship to one that involves mutually-beneficial, high-level strategic discussions around Nandos IT strategic going forward,” says Hasson.
Antonio Silva, CIO at Nandos, describes Synaq as a "rare partner" and says the Linux/ Open Source space has few credible service providers.
“Synaq is a highly professional and unique company. It operates in a market segment that does not have an abundant resource in terms of proficient, capable, skilled service provision. Synaq has made a significant difference to Nandos and, in particular, has helped it achieve success in the application of its IT strategy,” says Silva.
“This kind of relationship can only be formed if we have a true understanding of our customer’s current environment and future requirements and this can only be achieved by spending endless hours trying to build that level of knowledge and trust.  We thank Nandos for the award and look forward to continue doing what we do best together,” adds Hasson.