The Computer Weekly European User Awards 2014 are now open for entries.
Computer Weekly’s awards honour IT professionals, in Europe, that have excelled in their approach to networking, storage, security, enterprise software and datacentres.
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Running online throughout 2014, this is the second year Computer Weekly has run its awards series.
Entries are open to IT departments and resellers, or suppliers that wish to enter on behalf of a customer. Please review the entry criteria for further information if you wish to enter a use case on behalf of a client.
A panel of independent judges will review nominations across five categories:
- Best product/technology innovation
- Supplier of the year
- Private sector project
- Public sector project
- Cloud innovation awards
Categories remain the same across all five awards series.
Winners receive a trophy and are profiled in case studies on Computer Weekly.
Below, you will find more information about each of the awards series running throughout 2014, along with details on last year’s winners and stand out entries.
There are no entry fees to enter the Computer Weekly European User Awards.
Networking – Deadline for entries: 24 January 2014
The Computer Weekly European User Awards for Networking aims to recognise innovation in network design, implementation and use of applications to improve user business.
Find out the networking winners from 2013 and what made their entries stand out for the judges.
Security – Deadline for entries: 21 March 2014
The Computer Weekly European User Awards for Security aims to recognise innovation in IT projects that demonstrate crime prevention or potential for crime reduction.
Find out the winners from 2013 and what made their entries stand out for the judges.
Enterprise Software – Deadline for entries: 9 May 2014
The Computer Weekly European User Awards for Software aims to recognise innovation through the use of enterprise software and information management projects.
Find out the winners from 2013 and what made their entries stand out of the judges.
Datacentre and Storage – Deadline for entries: 11 July 2014
The Computer Weekly European User Awards for Storage aims to recognise innovation in data storage projects that show evidence of improving storage efficiency.
The Computer Weekly European User Awards for Datacentres aims to recognise innovation in the use of datacentre technologies, virtualisation, and its ecosystem of products.
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.
Best of VMworld Europe User Awards 2014
As part of its year-long awards series, Computer Weekly also hosts the Best of VMworld Europe User Awards.
Details of the Best of VMworld Europe User Awards, now in its fifth year, will follow shortly.
For coverage of the 2013 awards winners and conference coverage of VMworld World Europe, click here.