CNET Networks UK unveils Finalists of the 2008 Business Technology Awards Tuesday 8 July 2008 PDF Print London, 8th July 2007: CNET Networks UK, the UK’s largest online-only publisher, today unveils the finalists for its sixth annual UK Business Technology Awards. The awards celebrate the greatest achievements of the UK’s business technology innovators, leaders and doers, and bring together the industry elite for the networking party of the year. Winning a CNET Networks UK Business Technology Award has become one of the most sought-after accolades for all those involved in business technology in the UK. The Awards continue to attract entries from the entire spectrum of UK user organisations and technology companies whether they are a small start-up, vertical specialist or technology giant. Worthy of special mention this year is the CIO of the Year Award, a category designed to honour individual achievements. With each of this year’s nominees boasting a CV of remarkable accomplishments, it may prove to be the most hotly contested award of the evening. Tony Hallett, Editorial Director, Technology and Business, for CNET Networks UK, and Chair of the Judging Council, said; “Despite the current economic climate, it is clear that business technology in the UK continues to go from strength to strength. The sheer quantity and quality of entries received highlights the outstanding talent in the industry and we’re proud to recognise some of the most exciting developments of the last year.” Winners will be selected from the many entries received by the Awards Judging Council. The panel comprises senior practitioners and experts from the technology industry and media including Mark Kobayashi-Hillary, Director, UK National Outsourcing Association; Julie Meyer, Chief Executive, Ariadne Capital; Brinley Platts, Independent Consultant; Sir Robin Saxby, Founding CEO and Chairman of ARM Holdings; John Suffolk, CIO, UK Government; and Dr. Carsten Sørensen, Senior Lecturer in Information Systems, London School of Economics. In what is one of the most prestigious networking events in the IT calendar in 2008, the winners of the sixteen categories will be honoured on 23 September at the London Hilton on Park Lane. For more information on the CNET Networks UK Technology and Business Awards and to book places for the event please visit: http://www.cnetnetworks.co.uk/awards Notes to Editors: THE FINALISTS 2008 Server or Storage Product of the Year Parallels - Virtuozzo Containers 4.0 PlateSpin - PowerConvert Platform Computing - Platform LSF 7.0.1 Stratus Technologies - Stratus ftServer 4400 VMware - VMware Infrastructure 3.5 Business Application of the Year Nasstar plc - Nasstar Hosted Desktop ScriptLogic Corporation - Desktop Authority SmithBayes Limited - SmithBayes Tideway - Tideway Foundation 7.0 Zimbra - Zimbra Collaboration Suite Networking Product of the Year Corvil - CorvilNet 4.0 Covergence - Covergence Session Manager Emulex - LightPulse LP21000 Family of Converged Network Adapters (CNAs) iPass - iPass Mobile Office Ruckus Wireless - ZoneFlex 802.11n Smart Wireless LAN System Security Product or Service of the Year Absolute Software - ComputraceOne MessageLabs – MessageLabs Email Archiving Service V3 ScanSafe - Anywhere+ Websense - Websense® Data Security Suite v 6.5 Yoggie Security Systems - Gatekeeper Pico Pro Communications Product or Service of the Year BT - Web 21C Software Development Kit (SDK) Neverfail - Neverfail for RIM BlackBerry® Enterprise Server ShoreTel - ShoreTel 7.5 Unified Communications System SpinVox Ltd - SpinVox CallMail SpinVox Ltd - SpinVox Enterprise Voicemail Mobile Product or Service of the Year BigHand - BigHand Mobile (BlackBerry Edition) Electronic Media Services Ltd - i-MO LogMeIn - Rescue+Mobile Opera Software - Opera Mobile 9.5 Orange - Orange Mobile Forms Technology Innovation of the Year Cable&Wireless - Fixed-Mobile Convergence Citrix - Citrix XenDesktop Concentra - C-PORT Ruckus Wireless - Ruckus SmartMesh (TM) Technology SpinVox - SpinVox Enterprise Voicemail Public Sector Technology Project of the Year Department of Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) – SPIRE Pharmaceutical Oncology Initiative Partnership (POIP) - C-PORT Rural Payments Agency (RPA) - Implementing Ultra Thin-Client Technology at the Rural Payments Agency Scottish Police College - Police Information Net For Scotland West London Cancer Network - Service Improvement Programme Financial Services Technology Project of the Year ABN AMRO - SPOT Homeserve - The Homeserve 'Gateway' project Reuters - Reuters Latency Monitor The Nottingham Building Society - Open heart surgery to improve financial services Wonga - SameDayCash.co.uk Retail & Leisure Sector Technology Project of the Year Fiat - FIAT online sales channel innocent - innocent European EDI Expansion JD Sports - JD's Solid IT Foundations Le Manoir Aux Quat'Saisons – Wireless LAN Deployment The Pier - The Pier New POS solution Green IT Initiative of the Year BT Operate - 21st Century Network (21CN) Data Centre Project Fujitsu Siemens Computers - The DDC Challenge HP - Dynamic Smart Cooling Technology PR Campaign of the Year Brands2Life - Micro Focus ‘Recognising the True Value of Software Assets’ Johnson King - Sophos ‘The Facebook Probe – who’s controlling the corporate network?’ OCTANE PR - PlusNet ‘Boldly connecting with a national audience’ OnRelay - ‘The Green Benefits of Fixed Mobile Convergence’ Weber Shandwick Technology - MessageLabs ‘The Art of Cybercrime Detection’ Technology Marketing Campaign of the Year April-Six - Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0 (One Solution) Creative Direction Consultants Ltd - Fujitsu Siemens Computers ‘The DDC Challenge’ DWA - NEC Corporate Branding Online Campaign 2007-08 Mason Zimbler – Microsoft ‘Your dream office’ Mason Zimbler - Toshiba ‘Bringing innovation to life’ IT Team of the Year Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP - IT Department Credit Suisse - GEARS (Global Equities Aggregated Risk System) IT Iceland Foods Ltd - Iceland IS Department VocaLink - The VocaLink Faster Payments Tea CIO of the Year Neil Cameron, Global CIO, Unilever Catherine Doran, Director of Information Management, Network Rail Tania Howarth, CIO, Birds Eye Iglo Group David Lister, Chief Architect, Royal Bank of Scotland Phil Pavitt, Group CIO, Transport for London -ENDS- For more information contact: Natalie Godsell / James Ellerington, Brands2Life 020 7592 1200 firstname.lastname@example.org / james.Ellerington@brands2life.com Helen Cooke, CNET Networks UK Tel: 020 7021 1100 Email: email@example.com About CNET Networks UK CNET Networks UK (www.cnetnetworks.co.uk ) is a part of CNET Networks Inc., an interactive media company that builds brands for people and the things they are passionate about, such as gaming, music, entertainment, technology, business, food, and parenting. 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