Kivuto Solutions Takes Home Gold and Silver W3 Awards for OnTheHub(TM) Site

OTTAWA, Oct. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kivuto Solutions Inc., the world's leading provider of hosted, flexible and scalable solutions for complex digital distribution requirements, has received four prestigious 2013 W³ Awards for the design and functionality of the OnTheHub web site. The OnTheHub web site serves as a portal for students, faculty and staff to find the best academic pricing on software.

Sanctioned and judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA), the W3 Awards honor outstanding web sites, web marketing, web video, and mobile apps created by some of the best interactive agencies, designers, and creators worldwide. The OnTheHub web site received a gold award in the "Website Features: Visual Appeal" category and three silver awards for "General Website: Computer/IT: Software", "Website Features: Home Page", and "Website Features: User Experience" categories.

"Our winners continue to push the envelope of Internet creativity and web design, and it is gratifying to see such great work from the smallest agencies to the biggest firms," said Linda Day, the director of the IAVA. "On behalf of the over 500 members of The International Academy of the Visual Arts, we are honored to recognize Kivuto and all our winners as they continue to set a high standard of excellence for Web development."

The IAVA is an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a "Who's Who" of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms worldwide. Its annual W³ Awards competition is open to the biggest agencies, the smallest firms, and everyone in between. Each year it attracts entries from thousands of organizations, including Fortune 500 companies and international agencies. This year's competition received 4,000 entries from ad agencies, public relations firms, interactive agencies, in-house creative professionals, web designers, graphic designers and web enthusiasts. Winners were judged based on a standard of excellence determined by the IAVA for each category.

"Less than 10 percent of all entries are selected for gold awards, so it is an honor to be chosen from among several other creative leaders in web design for this award and for the silver awards" said Gustavo Sanchez, Sr. Marketing Manager at Kivuto. "We're excited to be among the winners of this year's w3 awards and are pleased to be recognized for the hard work and dedication that has gone into ensuring the OnTheHub web site continues to be on the leading edge in design and functionality."

OnTheHub is where students, faculty and staff worldwide can find academically discounted software by publishers like IBM®, JMP, Microsoft®, Minitab, National Instruments, Parallels® and more. Semester and yearly software rentals are also available for select titles. Through the OnTheHub brand, Kivuto has designed and built many school branded web stores in addition to the OnTheHub eStore to provide eligible academic users with incredible discounts on software they need for school.

About Kivuto

Kivuto Solutions is the world's leading provider of advanced digital distribution and management solutions that enable the secure delivery of digital goods to individuals, businesses, and organizations anywhere in the world. Kivuto simplifies the process of delivering any digital good to any market under virtually any terms and conditions. Over 60,000 academic institutions and departments trust Kivuto to manage and distribute software to their students, faculty and staff. The company distributes software in 195 countries and supports 14 languages. www.kivuto.com.

CONTACT: Katie Hulan Marketing Services 613-526-3005 ext. 125 khulan@kivuto.comSource: Kivuto Solutions