Computer Weekly European User Awards: Storage
The Computer Weekly European User Awards for Storage aim to recognise innovation in data storage projects that show evidence of improving storage efficiency and effectiveness.
For instance, entries could demonstrate innovation in areas such as backup, disaster recovery strategies, cloud storage and the use of virtual storage.
Applicants could also enter if their business has shown innovation in storage for virtual server environments, storage virtualisation and storage for internal cloud projects.
Other examples of entries include the use of disk systems, improvements to storage management and storage compliance.
Judges will be using the following criteria to assess entries:
- Innovation in technology or business processes
- Improving IT management capabilities
- Improving business efficiency or reducing costs
- Demonstrating best practice
- Delivering measurable business benefits
Any questions about the Computer Weekly European User Awards for Storage please contact us at CWUserAwards@techtarget.com
CLOSING DATE FOR STORAGE AWARDS ENTRIES: 23 AUGUST 2013
Louella Fernandes, Principal Analyst, Quocirca
Fernandes is a respected and globally recognised analyst. Her research and consulting experience includes strategic and competitive analysis of the managed print services (MPS) market and analysis of end-user MPS requirements from small businesses to large enterprises. She has authored a range of white papers on the topics of MPS, document workflow and customer communications management (CCM). Prior to joining Quocirca in 2006, she was European Developer Relations Programme Manager at Canon Europe, focusing on expanding the availability of print and document solutions for Canon's range of digital copiers through ISV partners.
Spencer Izard, IDC Research Manager
Over the past 15 years Spencer has worked at several large international organisations. He worked at Marks & Spencer, where he introduced enterprise architecture, IT harmonisation, and cloud strategies. Prior to that, he worked at Microsoft providing strategic end-user consultancy on enterprise architecture, IT operations, mobility, and cloud computing. Before Microsoft, he spent over six years at BP as a global architecture manager among other roles.