MONTVALE, N.J. and NEW DELHI, India, June 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DATA Inc., a globally recognized IT Software and Service Provider, and Digital Footsteps Ltd., a leading tour app provider, announced today that it has won in the 'Best of the World' category at the 2013 NJTC Mobile Apps Forum and Competition. The award, presented at the event on June 20, 2013 at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, NJ was among 10 awards presented to leading New Jersey technology companies.

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"We are excited to receive this recognition from the NJTC," said Ashis Bhisey, Vice President of Technology for DATA Inc.  "In the rapidly evolving mobile space, we are delighted to deliver cutting-edge value to our clients."

Designed by Julie Waldman, and developed and maintained by DATA Inc., Digital Footsteps is a popular mobile app and re-usable framework targeted at the travel and hospitality industry. The intent of the mobile app is to act as a 'digital concierge' to drive traffic to local businesses and tourist attractions within the area surrounding a hotel or other facility.

Competing against over 30 solutions in general and 5 solutions in the particular category, DATA Inc. and Digital Footsteps were judged by a panel of experts on multiple criteria. The criteria included clarity of the solution, value, and credibility. 

"The NJTC Is excited to conduct this competition and is amazed at some of the innovative solutions our members have come up with," said Paul Frank, Vice President of Membership for NJTC. "We are also extremely excited that our long-time member, DATA Inc., and its partner have been recognized by our impartial judges for this esteemed award."

"While the technology is currently focused on the tourism industry, including hotels, cruise lines, and tour operators, ultimately, the core technology can support multiple industries including universities, community newspapers and publishers," said Julie Waldman, Founder of Digital Footsteps Ltd.  "It can be spun off in many different directions and we're looking to our partner DATA Inc. to help us achieve our goals."

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About DATA Inc.

Since 1983, DATA Inc. has provided IT Solutions to organizations on the Fortune 100 list as well as the Public Sector. Throughout the organization's 28 year history, DATA Inc. has grown into an award-winning full service IT solutions provider headquartered in Montvale, NJ with development centers and offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

About Digital Footsteps LLC

Digital Footsteps offers the tourism industry a complete mobile tourist app designed to allow businesses to capitalize on the app market. Each multimedia application features easy-to-use, audio-enabled turn by turn navigation, text, images, audio and video content to create a richer, more dynamic tour, all completely without Internet required. The Digital Footsteps platform also enables advertising about local businesses, complete with door-to-door navigation, coupons and discounts. Our headquarters are located in Jacksonville, Florida with offices and development centers in Asia and the Middle East.  

About the New Jersey Technology Council

The New Jersey Technology Council provides business support, networking opportunities, information, advocacy and recognition of technology companies and their leaders. Founded in 1996, NJTC's more than 950 member companies work together to support their own enterprises while advancing New Jersey's status as a leading technology center in the United States. Visit

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