Archive for the ‘awards’ Category

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Cloud World Series Awards deadline extended – there’s still a month to make your winning entry

April 8, 2015

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By Rosalind Carr, @Rosalind_at_O

Thanks to the lovely folks at the Cloud World Series Awards, you still have over a month to enter the awards- the deadline has been extended to Sunday 10th May.

Do you or your client deserve industry recognition for great achievements in your domain? Here is a quick overview of the awards to help you decide whether they could be your next great opportunity… Read the rest of this entry ?

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Just over a week until entries close for the @UKCloudAwards

January 16, 2014

The deadline for the inaugural UK Cloud Awards is looming

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The submission deadline for the UK Cloud Awards 2014 is just over a week away. Entries close   on 24th January @ 17:00 GMT.

Visit the website (www.ukcloudawards.co.uk) to submit cloud providers, cloud projects, or cloud products.

The awards are free to enter and companies can enter as many categories as they wish. Categories include:

  • Best cloud security product
  • Best cloud storage product
  • Best cloud business continuity service
  • Best cloud management product
  • Best cloud service management suite
  • Most Innovative SMB cloud solution
  • Most innovative enterprise cloud solution
  • Most influential newcomer (ie new CSP)
  • Best IaaS provider
  • Best cloud service provider
  • Best cloud project (public sector) – open to delivery company and user
  • Best cloud project (private sector ) – open to delivery company and user
  • Best use of government’s Cloud Store
  • Best Cloud Migration Project
  • Cloud Personality of the Year

The judging panel is a real who’s who of cloud gurus. It includes CloudPro editor, Max Cooter; Andy Burton, Founder, CIF; Will Venters, Information Systems Lecturer LSE; Maggie Holland, Gorup Editor ITPro and CloudPro; Ian Osborne, Director, Software and Electronics, techUK; Chris Harding, Director, The Open Group; Clive Longbottom, Analyst, Quocirca; Gary Delooze, Head of disruptive & emerging technologies, PwC and Jon Collins, Analyst, GigaOm.

So what are you waiting for? Get entering!

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Get nominating for the CRN Sales and Marketing Awards 2013

March 7, 2013

By Rosalind Carr, @Rosalind_at_O

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The CRN Sales and Marketing Awards are around the corner, with entries closing 22nd March (5pm GMT) and a shortlist announced 15th April.

This black tie awards evening will take place on 19th June at Lancaster London, promising to be a night of celebration for all involved. These awards will bring together sales and marketing professionals, acknowledging the roles of resellers, distributors and vendors.

Register here  to nominate a sales and marketing team whose expertise and enthusiasm has been vital to its clients’ success. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Nominate for the Data Centre Solutions Awards before 15th March

March 6, 2013

By Rosalind Carr, @Rosalind_at_O

Last year's DCS awardsOn 23rd May, the Millennium Gloucester Hotel London opens its doors to the much anticipated Data Centre Solutions Awards 2013. This prestigious black tie event rewards products, projects and services as well as valuing the companies and teams in data centre fields. The awards will also acknowledge the achievements of end-users, channel partners and vendors. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Talkin’ Cloud Compiles List of “Top 100 Cloud Services Providers”

January 28, 2013

By Olivia Shannon, @Olivia_at_OTalkinCloud100

Nine Lives Media’s third-annual Talkin’ Cloud 100 list is accepting submissions until March 28th. The list seeks to identify the world’s top cloud services providers, aggregators, brokerages, integrators, VARs and MSPs focused on cloud computing. If you want to get your company’s name on the list, click here to complete the survey. The results will be based on such metrics as annual cloud services revenues, percentage growth, dollar growth, cloud computing project revenues, and more. Check out last year’s winners here.

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Network Computing Awards 2013 Now Accepting Nominations

December 10, 2012

By Olivia Shannon, @Olivia_at_O

It’s time to make your nominations for the UK’s Network Computing Awards, which recognise “the solutions and the companies that have been most impressive in helping organisations function better through getting the most out of their networks.” Nominations will close on January 7th, so click here to make your nominations now. If you’re chosen as a finalist, you will be invited to attend the awards ceremony on March 14th at the Hotel Russell in London’s Russell Square. Check out the pictures of winners at last year’s Network Computing Awards here.

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Last Chance – Deadline for TechCrunch’s Crunchies Awards tomorrow

December 5, 2012

If you want to enter your favourite tech companies, products or people in the sixth-annual Crunchies Awards, you better act quick – the deadline is tomorrow.

Fortunately, entering the Crunchies is so easy, it takes only 5 minutes. Just click here, make your nominations and share them via Twitter and Facebook, if you wish. Voila! Entry complete. If only all tech awards were this easy to enter.

The lucky 5 finalists per category will then be invited to attend the Crunchies Awards ceremony on January 31st 2013 at the prestigious Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco.

The 20 award categories include:

  • Best Technology Achievement
  • Best Collaborative Consumption Service
  • Best E-commerce Application
  • Best Mobile Application
  • Fastest Rising Startup
  • Best Content Discovery Application
  • Best Design
  • Best Bootstrapped Startup
  • Sexiest Enterprise Startup
  • Best International Startup
  • Best Education Startup
  • Best Hardware Startup
  • Best Time Sink
  • Biggest Social Impact
  • Angel of the Year
  • VC of the Year
  • Founder of the Year
  • CEO of the Year
  • Best New Startup of 2012
  • Best Overall Startup of 2012

Apart from the awards ceremony, the event also boasts “A hosted bar, hors d’oeuvres, intriguing interactive entertainment, and other fun surprises.” For information on sponsorship opportunities, email sponsors@techcrunch.com.

As TechCrunch explains in the official rules for The Crunchies, “No companies are restricted from consideration.  Certain awards have specified criteria (i.e. best unfunded startup or best new startup launched in 2012) but, otherwise, all companies and products are eligible for consideration based on their business accomplishments made during calendar 2012.  Companies may be nominated for multiple award categories, and companies may win multiple awards.  There are no fees to nominate companies for consideration.”

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Tech Trailblazers Are GO: Awards Now Open for Entries – Early-bird Deadline August 17th

July 26, 2012

Calling all innovative cloud startups: The Tech Trailblazers Awards have officially opened for entries at www.techtrailblazers.com. As we recently blogged on Countdown2CloudExpo, the Tech Trailblazers Awards present a fantastic opportunity for cloud startups to present their innovations to eminent influencers in the IT industry, with a chance to win business-development prizes and services worth thousands of dollars.

Stephen O’Donnell, chairman of the Tech Trailblazers Awards judging panel and consultant, analyst, author and blogger at The Hot Aisle, said, “Tech Trailblazers is designed for everyone to be a winner. The category leaders will deservedly get their certificates and trophies as well as significant industry recognition – they also get exclusive attention, coaching and mentoring from leading VCs and CTOs. However, all entrants, regardless of how well they do in the competition, get valuable prizes and services designed to help grow and develop their companies. Tech Trailblazers has deliberately set out to become a unique part of the startup ecosystem, helping young, job-creating businesses with growth, publicity and business development.” Read the rest of this entry ?

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Q & A w/ @BenKepes – Trailblazer with his head in the #cloud cutting through the hype

July 5, 2012

By @Rose_at_O

The Countdown team has caught up with leading cloud blogger, analyst and native kiwi Ben Kepes. http://www.diversity.net.nz

Q.  Tell us a bit about yourself: 

I’m a cloud computing blogger and analyst – excited about what cloud can mean in terms of agility and innovation. I live in rural New Zealand on a small farm but work predominantly in the US – this dual focus is the cause of many strange tweets about sheep, but it also gives me a unique perspective on the ever-changing technology world.

Q. Tell us a little bit about your blog and its interest in the Cloud. 

I own a dozen or so small businesses and have always had to wrangle technology on a day to day basis. I’m not a technologist but a technology user and the focus of my blog is to put things in ways that real users can understand, and advocate for tools that really meet their needs

Q. What’s hot in the Cloud this year? 

What isn’t? Big data, cloud management, Platform as a Service, small business applications, Read the rest of this entry ?

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New IT Award: TechWeekEurope UK Launches Tech Success Awards to celebrate British Tech Projects

June 28, 2012

By Olivia Shannon, @olivia_at_o

There’s a new award for successful end-user projects in the UK. The Tech Success Awards, recently launched by IT publication TechWeekEurope UK (formerly eWEEK Europe UK), will celebrate successful IT projects in British organizations.

The judging panel includes two judges we’ve interviewed on the Countdown blogs: Clive Longbottom, Founder of Quocirca, and Peter Judge, editor of TechWeekEurope UK.

In a post on the TechWeekEurope website, Judge said the awards would supplement TechWeekEurope’s journalistic coverage of IT projects. He wrote:  

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