Winners of the 2007 CNET Networks UK Business Technology Awards Announced Tuesday 25 September 2007 PDF Print Another stellar year for UK technology at the fifth annual CNET Networks UK awards www.cnetnetworks.co.uk/awards CNET Networks UK, the UK’s largest online-only publisher, today announced the winners of the fifth annual UK Business Technology Awards. The finalists of the sixteen categories were honoured last night at a networking dinner, held in London's famous Park Lane Hilton. The awards recognise innovation, application and excellence in technology and business. Winners were selected from the many entries received by the Awards Judging Council comprising senior practitioners and experts from the technology industry and media. Winning a CNET Networks UK award has become one of the most sought-after accolades for those involved in business and technology in the UK and this year’s ceremony, hosted by BBC World Affairs Editor, John Simpson, was no different. Key industry players and a host of businesses involved in the IT industry looked on at the showcase of UK talent on display, with categories ranging from the Enterprise Hardware Product of the Year to CIO of the Year. New to the awards in 2007 was the Green IT initiative of the Year, sponsored by Computer Aid, which was included to reflect the increasing environmental concerns within the industry and the positive role IT can play in protecting the environment. This award was won by IBM for work they have done with Project Big Green. Another notable award of the evening went to Peter Cochrane, who received the ‘Outstanding Contribution to the UK Technology Industry’ award for his work with BT and his contribution to the field of international communications. In congratulating the winners, Jill Orr, Managing Director of CNET Networks UK, said: "The competition for this year’s awards has been fierce, confirming that 2007 has been another fantastic year for the UK technology industry. The standard and quality of the entries this year was outstanding and this is reflected by the high calibre of innovation coming from the industry's many talented people. I would like to congratulate all the awards winners on their successes and hope the year ahead is equally impressive." The 2008 CNET Networks UK Business Technology Awards will open in March 2008. Companies interested in nominating their products or projects can find out more at www.cnetnetworks.co.uk/awards or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. -Ends- Notes to Editors ENTERPRISE HARDWARE PRODUCT OF THE YEAR Sponsored by Bathwick Group Winner Cisco – Cisco TelePresence Finalists ClearCube Technology Inc. – Centralised Computing Solution Colubris Networks – MAP-625 (MultiService Access Point Model 625) Juniper Networks – Unified Access Control 2.0 Research in Motion – Blackberry 8800 Smartphone ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE PRODUCT OF THE YEAR Sponsored by Osborne Clarke Winner 1E Ltd – NightWatchman v5 Finalists Corizon – Corizon Platform NetSuite, Inc. – NetSuite 11.0 Trampoline Systems – SONAR VMWare – VMWare Infrastructure 3 NETWORKING PRODUCT OF THE YEAR Sponsored by CNET Direct Winner Zeus Technology – ZXTM VA (Zeus Extensible Traffic Manager Virtual Appliance) Finalists Blue Coat Systems – Blue Coat SG 8100 Packeteer – iShaper Ruckus Wireless – Ruckus ZoneFlex WLAN System Sarian Systems – HR4110 SECURITY PRODUCT OF THE YEAR Sponsored by ZDNet.co.uk Winner PatchLink-SecureWave – Sanctuary 4.1 Finalists Imprivata –OneSign 3.5 MessageLabs – Enterprise Instant Messenger PGP Corporation – PGP Encryption Platform Postini – Postini Email Security MOBILE PRODUCT OR SERVICE OF THE YEAR Sponsored by Northern Ireland Invests Winner iPass – iPass Mobile Office Finalists Intel Corporation (UK) Ltd – Intel® Centrino® pro processor technology Ring2 Conferencing – Ring2 Conference Controller for Blackberry T-Mobile – MDA Vario 2 Vodafone/Dexterra – Vodafone Applications Service UK INTERNET INNOVATION OF THE YEAR Sponsored by Oracle Winner Bebo Finalists MarketClusters – StrategyEye Maxymiser Ltd – Maxymiser Website Optimisation Texthelp Systems Ltd - Browsealoud TheyWorkForYou.com PUBLIC SECTOR TECHNOLOGY PROJECT OF THE YEAR Sponsored by Kable Winner Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust - Building a 21st Century Enterprise Infrastructure Finalists Birmingham City Council – Service Birmingham Devon Building Control Partnership – Facilitating Data Sharing and Centralised Management Humberside Police – Implementing Data Quality Metrics and Standards New College Durham – Flexible and Adaptable Learning Experiences FINANCIAL SERVICES TECHNOLOGY PROJECT OF THE YEAR Sponsored by Sutherland Consulting Winner Zopa Ltd – Consumer Credit Act Contract Signing Finalists Atos Euronext Market Solutions – Migrating to Red Hat Enterprise Linux Credit Suisse – Enterprise Grid Implementation Credit Suisse – Slough Data Centre Project OpenWork Ltd - OpenWork Trading Platform RETAIL & LEISURE TECHNOLOGY PROJECT OF THE YEAR Sponsored by silicon.com Winner Betfair - Flywheel Finalists 19 Entertainment – American Idol Songwriter Carphone Warehouse – Implementing Mobile Content Manager Foster’s EMEA – Virtualisation Project L’Oreal – Implementation of Planning Solution TECHNOLOGY PARTNERSHIP OF THE YEAR Sponsored by AAM Winner 5i and CNT Finalists Netintelligence and Third Gear LLC Pasporte and IBM IT SERVICES TECHNOLOGY PROJECT OF THE YEAR Sponsored by Compound Media Winner ABN Amro – London Message Hub Project Finalists Credit Suisse – Next Generation Networking Project Deutsche Bank – Delivering on a ‘Change the Bank’ IT initiative The Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc – ServiceLine Express GREEN IT INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR Sponsored by Computer Aid International Winner IBM – Project Big Green Finalists Comtec Power – Comtec Datacentre Eco-Structure PC World – Green PC Range Ricoh UK – Tree Dedication Programme: Phase 2 “Seeds for Africa” UK TECHNOLOGY MARKETING CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR Sponsored by Ultra Knowledge Winner Tidalwave – Canon UK ‘Diet’ Campaign Finalists ChemistryTM – ViewSonic ‘Demand a ViewSonic’ Campaign DWA – Juniper Networks ‘2006 Thin Branch’ Campaign Mason Zimbler – SAS ‘6 Nations Rugby’ Campaign email@example.com – IBM ‘CIO Vision Series’ Campaign UK TECHNOLOGY PR CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR UK TECHNOLOGY PR CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR Sponsored by Fullrun Winner OCTANE PR – Postini “Making Postini the Fastest Growing Security Start-Up in Europe” Finalists Brands2life – SunGard Availability Services “Information Availability: From Darkness into the Light” Carrot Communications – eModeration “Building Brands through User Generated Content” Kaizo – Rackspace Managed Hosting “Life Online” Ranieri Communications & Moixa Energy – USBCELL “Perfect Storm” CIO OF THE YEAR Sponsored by Harvey Nash Winner Colin Cobain – Tesco Finalists Neil Cameron – Unilever Trevor Didcock – The AA Simon Jennings - Oxfam David Lister – Reuters OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE UK TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY Winner Peter Cochrane For more information contact: Steve Douthwaite/Annabel Kirk, Brands2Life 0207 592 1200 Steven.Douthwaite@brands2life.com / Annabel.Kirk@Brands2Life.com Jo Walters, CNET Networks UK 0207 021 1237 firstname.lastname@example.org About CNET Networks UK CNET Networks UK (www.cnetnetworks.co.uk) is a part of CNET Networks Inc. 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