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Categories and How To Prepare Your Answers

1. Best IT Company and Hot Technologies Awards section:

2. Executive and Management Awards section:

3. Best IT Product or Service section:

4. Best Deployments and Customer Success Awards:

5. New Product or Service of the Year, and Product Management/ Development Awards section:

6. CIO of the Year, IT Project, IT Department, and IT Achievement of the Year Awards section:

7. IT Marketing Awards section:

8. IT Public Relations Awards section (In-house or Agency) section:

9. Apps, Live Events, Publications, Videos, Websites, and White Papers Awards section:

10. IT Customer Service Awards section:

11. IT Support Awards section:

12. Milestone of the Year Awards section:

13. Most Influential People in Information Technology awards section:

How To Prepare Your Answers
1. Best IT Company and Hot Technologies Awards section
 

Why enter? This section honors IT companies from around the world.

Who Should Enter? Open to all IT companies from all over the world of every size.

Prepare Your Answers For the following Qs:

Company or Organization being nominated

City, State/Province, and Country where this company is based

Month and Year in which this company was formed.

In less than 200 words summarize why this nominated company has the best "Product or Service" portfolio and a suitable market for it.

In less than 200 words summarize about why this nominated company has the best "People (Executives)".

In less than 200 words summarize the "Performance" of the nominated company

In less than 200 words summarize the "Potential Growth" of the nominated company, i.e. growth prospects in the next 12 months

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Why enter? This section honors IT companies from around the world.

Who Should Enter? Open to all IT companies from all over the world of every size.

Nominate an organization in one or more of the following categories:

  • Best IT Company of the Year (Hardware)
  • Best IT Company of the Year (Services)
  • Best IT Company of the Year (Software)
  • Best Overall IT Company of the Year
  • Business Expansion of the Year (e.g. new markets, new partners, etc.)
  • Company Growth of the Year (e.g. new products, new offices, new employees, etc.)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Company of the Year
  • Environmental Sustainability Company of the Year
  • Fastest Growing IT Company of the Year (percentage wise growth)
  • Innovative Company of the Year (IT)

Prepare Your Answers For the following Qs:

Company or Organization being nominated:

City, State/Province, and Country where this company is based:

In less than 650 words summarize the achievements of this company related to the category in which you are nominating.:

Summarize in a not more than 3 bulleted points why this company deserves recognition.:

Select now one or more Best Companies categories:

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Why enter? This section honors new start-ups in the IT industry.

Who Should Enter? Startups formed since January 2012

Eligibility Requirements: Startups formed since January 2012

Prepare Your Answers For the following Qs:

Company or Organization being nominated:

City, State/Province, and Country where this company is based:

In less than 650 words summarize the key objectives of this start-up and list the major achievements of this company in the past 12 months. Summarize at the end with why this start-up deserves recognition.:

Summarize in a not more than 3 bulleted points why this Startup deserves recognition.:

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Why enter? This section honors companies with products and services that use advanced technologies. So if you believe your products and services have better technologies, then this is the category you can submit in.

Who Should Enter? Open to all companies in the IT industry. Is your technology and solution better than the others? Is it suitable for just one region or several others? You may select one or more regions for which your Technology, Solution, Product or Service is suitable for. Sometimes your technology may be suitable for one region only or it may be suitable for multiple regions i.e. worldwide. Describe only one Technology, Solution, Product or Service. If you want to nominate several different technologies, products, or services then first submit one nomination completely and after that start a new application for the next one.

Eligibility Requirements: Nominate a technology, product, service, or solution.

Select now one or more Tomorrow's Technologies categories:

  • Technologies and Products suitable for Asia-Pacific
  • Technologies and Products suitable for Canada
  • Technologies and products suitable for EMEA (Europe, Middle-East and Africa)
  • Technologies and Products suitable for Latin America
  • Technologies and Products suitable for U.S.A.

Prepare Your Answers For the following Qs:

What is this Technology, Solution, Product or Service called?:

Company whose Technology, Solution, Product or Service is being nominated:

City, State/Province, and Country where this company is based:

At what stage is this Technology, Solution, Product or Service? Is it available today? Are users already using it?:

Describe the above technology in less than 650 words. Explain how this technology makes your product or service solution superior. If nominating a product or service, then explain what makes it superior.:

Summarize in a not more than 3 bulleted points why this technology deserves recognition.:

Select now one or more Tomorrow's Technologies categories:

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2. Executive and Management Awards section
 

Why enter? This section honors CEOs and Presidents IT industry.

Who Should Enter? Open to all individuals and sole practitioners worldwide in the IT industry..

Eligibility: Chairman, Presidents, CEOs, Tycoons, Entrepreneurs/Founder, Up-and-Comers, Capitalists, Thought Leaders.

Prepare Your Answers For the following Qs:

Nominee's Full Name:

Nominee's current Job Title:

Company Name:

City, State/Province, and Country where this nominee is based:

In less than 650 words summarize the most important accomplishments of this nominated person in the past 12 months and how these may relate to any previous performance or industry norms. Conclude at the end the impact this nominee had on your organization.:

Summarize in a not more than 3 bulleted points why this nominee deserves recognition.:

Select one of the following Industry segment that this CEO most importantly represents:

  • Cloud Computing/SaaS
  • Information Technology Hardware
  • Information Technology Services
  • Information Technology Software
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Security Hardware
  • Security Services
  • Security Software
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Why enter? This section honors Chief Technology Officers in the IT industry.

Who Should Enter? Open to all individuals and sole practitioners worldwide in the IT industry..

Eligibility: Chief Technology Officers from all over the world can apply.

Prepare Your Answers For the following Qs:

Nominee's Full Name:

Nominee's current Job Title:

Company Name:

City, State/Province, and Country where this nominee is based:

In less than 650 words summarize the most important accomplishments of this nominated person in the past 12 months and how these may relate to any previous performance or industry norms. Conclude at the end the impact this nominee had on your organization.:

Summarize in a not more than 3 bulleted points why this nominee deserves recognition.:

Select one of the following Industry segment that this CTO most importantly represents:

  • Cloud Computing/SaaS
  • Information Technology Hardware
  • Information Technology Services
  • Information Technology Software
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Security Hardware
  • Security Services
  • Security Software
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Why enter? This section honors executives and professionals in the IT industry.

Who Should Enter? Open to all individuals and sole practitioners worldwide in the IT industry..

Eligibility: C-Level, Vice-President, or Director level)

Prepare Your Answers For the following Qs:

Nominee's Full Name:

Nominee's current Job Title:

Company Name:

City, State/Province, and Country where this nominee is based:

In less than 650 words summarize the most important accomplishments of this nominated person in the past 12 months and how these may relate to any previous performance or industry norms. Conclude at the end the impact this nominee had on your organization.:

Summarize in a not more than 3 bulleted points why this nominee deserves recognition.:

Select one of the following Industry segment that this executive most importantly represents:

  • Cloud Computing/SaaS
  • Information Technology Hardware
  • Information Technology Services
  • Information Technology Software
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Security Hardware
  • Security Services
  • Security Software
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Why enter? This section honors Management Teams in the IT industry.

Who Should Enter? Open to all teams worldwide in the IT industry.
 
Eligibility:
Chairman, Presidents, CEOs, C-Levels, Tycoons, Entrepreneurs/Founder, Up-and-Comers, Capitalists, Thought Leaders, Vice Presidents (including senior VPs), CFOs, CTOs, CMOs, COOs, and Directors or above levels from all over the world can apply.

Prepare Your Answers For the following Qs:

Team Head's Full Name:

Team Head's current Title:

Full Names of other Members of the Team (separate each name with a comma):

Company Name:

City, State/Province, and Country where this team is based:

In less than 650 words summarize the most important accomplishments of this nominated team in the past 12 months and how these may relate to any previous performance or industry norms. Conclude at the end the impact this team had on your organization.:

Summarize in a not more than 3 bulleted points why this nominee team deserves recognition.:

Select one of the following Industry segment that this team most importantly represents:

  • Cloud Computing/SaaS
  • Information Technology Hardware
  • Information Technology Services
  • Information Technology Software
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Security Hardware
  • Security Services
  • Security Software
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Why enter? This section honors Innovative Individuals, leaders, and entrepreneurs in the IT industry.

Who Should Enter? Open to all individuals worldwide at for-profit and non-profit organizations including large, medium, small, and start-up, corporations, PR agencies, public affairs and IR agencies, publicity and marketing firms, associations, government, NGOs, and sole practitioners.

Eligibility: Individuals from all over the world can apply.

Prepare Your Answers For the following Qs:

Nominee's Full Name:

Nominee's Job Title:

Company Name:

Title (in 10 or less words) (Example - New technology makes system faster):

Situation/Challenge (1 paragraph only consisting of 100 words or less. Please do not use bullet points or more than one paragraph.):

Solution (1 paragraph only consisting of 250 words or less. Please do not use bullet points or more than one paragraph.):

Conclusion (1 paragraph only consisting of 100 words or less. Please do not use bullet points or more than one paragraph.):

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3. Best IT Product or Service section
 

Why enter? This section honors IT product or service in the categories listed below.

Who Should Enter? Security and IT vendors and service providers who have introduced or upgraded their exitsting product or service.

Eligibility Requirements: Products and services from all over the world that are totally new or upgraded within the past 18 months.
 
Nominate your Product or Service in one or more of the following categories
:

  • Access Solutions & Management
  • Accessories (Everything, printers, mouse, cables…)
  • Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS)
  • Application Delivery
  • Application Monitoring and Management
  • Application Programming Interfaces (API) Management
  • Application Release Automation (ARA)
  • Application Security Testing (AST)
  • Apps
  • Asset Management
  • Bandwidth Optimization
  • Best IT Hardware (New or Upgrade version)
  • Best IT Services (New or Upgrade version)
  • Best IT Software (New or Upgrade version)
  • Business Analytics Services (BAS)
  • Business Continuity Management Planning
  • Business Intelligence and Analytics
  • Business Process Management (BPM)
  • Business Transaction Management
  • BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)
  • Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB)
  • Cloud Computing/SaaS
  • Cloud Infrastructure
  • Cloud Infrastructure as a Service
  • Cloud Security
  • Cloud-Based Financial Management
  • Communications as a Service
  • Communications Solutions (voice, data and video)
  • Compliance Data Center
  • Configure Price Quote (CPQ)
  • Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS)
  • Content Collaboration
  • Content Services Platforms
  • Corporate Performance Management
  • Customer Communications Management (CCM)
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM) & Customer Experience
  • Data Center Backup and Recovery
  • Data Center Infrastructure Management
  • Data Center Networking
  • Data Integration Tools
  • Data Quality Tools
  • Data Science Platforms
  • Digital Commerce
  • Digital Experience Platforms
  • Digital Marketing Analytics & Optimization
  • Disaster Recovery as a Service
  • Distributed File Systems and Object Storage
  • Email, Security and Management
  • Endpoint Security
  • Enterprise 2.0
  • Enterprise Agile Planning Tools
  • Enterprise Architecture Tools
  • Enterprise Data Loss Prevention
  • Enterprise Information Archiving
  • Enterprise Mobility Management (includes High-Security Mobility Management)
  • Enterprise Network Firewalls
  • Enterprise Video Content Management
  • Field Service Management
  • Financial Corporate Performance Management
  • Firewalls
  • Governance, Risk and Compliance
  • Green IT
  • Group Video Systems
  • Human Capital Management (HCM)
  • Identity and Access Management as a Service (IDaaS)
  • Identity Governance and Administration
  • Information Security and Risk Management
  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  • Innovations in Enterprise 2.0
  • Innovations in IT (Information Technology)
  • Innovations in Mobile and Wireless
  • Innovations in Unified Communications
  • Innovations in Video
  • Insider Threat Detection and Solutions
  • Insight Engines
  • Integrated IT Portfolio Analysis
  • Integrated Revenue and Customer Management (IRCM)
  • Integrated Risk Management
  • Intelligent Business Process Management
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Intrusion Detection and Prevention
  • IT Products and Services for Agriculture
  • IT Products and Services for Critical Infrastructure
  • IT Products and Services for Education
  • IT Products and Services for Enterprise (Large)
  • IT Products and Services for Enterprise (Medium)
  • IT Products and Services for Finance, Banking and Insurance
  • IT Products and Services for Government
  • IT Products and Services for Healthcare
  • IT Products and Services for Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure
  • IT Products and Services for Manufacturing
  • IT Products and Services for Media and Entertainment
  • IT Products and Services for Retail
  • IT Products and Services for Service Delivery
  • IT Products and Services for Small Business, SOHO and Consumers
  • IT Products and Services for Telecommunications
  • IT Products and Services for Transportation
  • IT Products and Services for Utilities
  • IT Products and Services for Web and Online
  • IT Project and Portfolio Management
  • IT Risk Management
  • IT Service Management
  • IT Services
  • Life Insurance Policy Administration Systems
  • Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Managed Services
  • Managed Hosting
  • Managed Hybrid Cloud Hosting
  • Managed Mobility Services
  • Managed Security Services
  • Managed Workplace Services
  • Marketing Resource Management
  • Master Data Management (MDM) Solutions
  • Merchandise Assortment Planning & Management
  • Metadata Management Solutions
  • Meter Data Management
  • Mission-Critical Servers
  • Mobile and Wireless Solutions
  • Mobile App Development Solutions
  • Modular Servers
  • Monitoring and Testing
  • Most Innovative IT Hardware
  • Most Innovative IT Service
  • Most Innovative IT Software
  • Multichannel Marketing-Campaign Management
  • Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)
  • Network Intelligence
  • Network Management
  • Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics
  • Network Services
  • Networking
  • Object-Based Storage
  • Operational Database Management Systems
  • Operations Support Systems
  • Oracle Application Services
  • Payroll Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)
  • Performance Optimization
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS)
  • Policy Management
  • Procure-to-Pay (P2P) Solutions
  • Products and Services for Asia-Pacific
  • Products and Services for Canada
  • Products and Services for EMEA
  • Products and Services for Latin-America
  • Products and Services for USA
  • Property & Casualty (P&C) Insurance Management
  • Public Cloud Infrastructure as a Service
  • Public Cloud Storage Services
  • Retail Core Banking Solutions
  • Sales and Operations Planning Systems of Differentiation (SOD)
  • Sales Force Automation
  • Sales Performance Management
  • SAP Application Services
  • Scale-Out File Storage
  • Secure Web Gateways
  • Security Awareness Computer-Based Training
  • Security Hardware (New or Upgrade version)
  • Security Information and Event Management
  • Security Services (New or Upgrade version)
  • Security Software (New or Upgrade version)
  • Small Cell Network
  • Social Media, Networking or Collaboration Solutions
  • Software Asset Management Tools
  • Software Defined Networking (SDN)
  • Software Test Automation
  • Solid-State Arrays
  • Storage Arrays Storage Solutions
  • Strategic Corporate Performance Management Solutions
  • Strategic Sourcing Application Solutions
  • Structured Data Archiving (SDA)
  • Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • Talent Management System (TMS)
  • Telecommuting
  • Training, Awareness and Educational Programs (any type of training or awareness)
  • Transportation Management Systems (TMS)
  • Unified Communications
  • Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS)
  • Unified or Integrated Security
  • Vendor Risk Management
  • Video Solutions and Video Conferencing
  • Virtualization
  • Voice over IP and Unified Communications
  • Web (Application, Gateway, Security, etc.)
  • Web Application Firewalls
  • Web Conferencing
  • Web Content Management
  • Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure
  • Workforce Engagement Management

Prepare Your Answers For the following Qs:

Product/Service Model Name:

Company whose Product/Service is being nominated:

City, State/Province, and Country where this company is based:

Is this a "Product", "Service", or Combination of Product + Service"?:

Year in which this product/service was first introduced to the market:

Year in which this product/service was last upgraded or revised:

Version # that is being nominated:

Approximate number of users of this product/ service worldwide:

In less than 650 words summarize the most important features and benefits of this nominated product or service and any direct benefits these may have for users.:

Summarize in a not more than 3 bulleted points why this product or service deserves recognition.:

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4. Best Deployments and Customer Success Awards
 

Why enter? This section honors successful deployments of products and solutions all over the world.

Who Should Enter? Security and IT companies can submit success stories here of their products and services being used all over the world.

Nominate in one or more of the following categories:

  • Best Deployments in Asia-Pacific
  • Best Deployments in Canada
  • Best Deployments in EMEA (Europe, Middle-East and Africa)
  • Best Deployments in Latin America
  • Best Deployments in U.S.A.

Prepare Your Answers For the following Qs:

Company (vendor) whose Best Deployment is being nominated:

City, State/Province, and Country where this company is based:

Title of Deployment Scenario or Case Study (less than 10 words) (example - Vendor's solution reduces external threats to bank's network):

Challenges (in less than 100 words):

Solution provided by vendor - Describe how your products or solutions helped solve the issues. (Please write 1 paragraph only with maximum of 250 words).:

Results and Conclusion - Was your end-user satisfied with your solution after deployment? (Please write 1 paragraph only with maximum of 150 words.:

Select now one or more Best Deployment categories.:

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5. New IT Product or Service of the Year, and Product Management/ Development Awards section
 

Why enter? This section honors new product or service and product or service that has been upgraded.

Who Should Enter? Every IT company in the world that has introduced a new product, or plans to introduce a new product soon, or has upgraded an existing product or service in the past 18 months.

Eligibility Requirements: Products and services from all over the world that are totally new or upgraded within the past 18 months.

Prepare Your Answers For the following Qs:

Product/Service Model Name:

Company whose Product/Service is being nominated:

City, State/Province, and Country where this company is based:

Is this a "Product", "Service", or Combination of Product + Service"?:

Date, Month, and Year till when this product announcement may be on embargo (applicable only if the product has not been made public yet):

Year in which this product/service was first introduced to the market:

Year in which this product/service was last upgraded or revised:

Version # that is being nominated:

Approximate number of users of this product/ service worldwide:

In less than 650 words summarize the most important features and benefits of this nominated product or service and any direct benefits these may have for users.:

Summarize in a not more than 3 bulleted points why this product or service deserves recognition.:

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Why enter? This section honors individuals in Product Development or Product Management.

Who Should Enter? IT vendors.

Eligibility Requirements: Nominate individuals in Product Development or Product Management. You may nominate more than one individuals separately.

Prepare Your Answers For the following Qs:

Nominee's Full Name:

Nominee's current Job Title:

Company Name:

Number of Full Time Employees in this Company (worldwide) in the past 12 months:

City, State/Province, and Country where this nominee is based:

In less than 650 words summarize the most important accomplishments of this nominated person in the past 12 months and how these may relate to any previous performance or industry norms. Conclude at the end the impact this nominee had on your organization.:

Summarize in a not more than 3 bulleted points why this nominee deserves recognition.:

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Why enter? This section honors teams in Product Development or Product Management.

Who Should Enter? IT vendors.

Eligibility Requirements: Nominate a Product Development or Product Management team. You may nominate more than one product or service team separately.

Prepare Your Answers For the following Qs:

Title of Team being nominated:

Team Head's Full Name:

Team Head's current Title:

Full Names of other Members of the Team (separate each name with a comma):

Company Name:

City, State/Province, and Country where this team is based:

In less than 650 words summarize the most important accomplishments of this nominated team in the past 12 months and how these may relate to any previous performance or industry norms. Conclude at the end the impact this team had on your organization.:

Summarize in a not more than 3 bulleted points why this nominee team deserves recognition.:

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Why enter? This section honors Product Development or Product Management departments.

Who Should Enter? IT vendors.

Eligibility Requirements: Nominate a Product Development or Product Management department. You may nominate more than one product or service department separately.

Prepare Your Answers For the following Qs:

Department Head's Full Name:

Department Head's current Title:

Company Name:

City, State/Province, and Country where this department is based:

In less than 650 words summarize the most important accomplishments of this department in the past 12 months and how these may relate to any previous performance or industry norms. Conclude at the end the impact this department had on your organization.:

Summarize in a not more than 3 bulleted points why this department deserves recognition.:

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Why enter? This section honors Product Development or Product Management one major achievement in the past 12 months.

Who Should Enter? IT vendors.

Eligibility Requirements: Nominate one major achievement of Product Development or Product Management.

Prepare Your Answers For the following Qs:

Nominee's Full Name:

Nominee's current Job Title:

Company Name:

City, State/Province, and Country where this nominee is based:

In less than 650 words summarize the most important achievement of the year. Tell us the story behind how it all started, timelines, what efforts were made to reach success, and what was the result and conclusion.:

Summarize in a not more than 3 bulleted points why this achievement deserves recognition.:

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6. CIO of the Year, IT Project, IT Department, and IT Achievement of the Year Awards section
 

Why enter? This section honors CIOs, VPs, IT Decision Makers, and users of IT.

Who Should Enter? CIOs and executives using IT products and solutions.

Eligibility Requirements: Individuals may directly nominate themselves, or through a IT vendor, or PR agency.

Prepare Your Answers For the following Qs:

CIO/IT-Executive's Full Name and Title:

Company (i.e. organization where this CIO/IT-Executive is currently employed):

City, State/Province, and Country where this CIO/IT-Executive is based:

Select an Industry: (choose from this list)

Provide here a public profile URL on LinkedIn of the person being nominated:

Direct email of the person being nominated:

In less than 650 words summarize the most important accomplishments of this nominated person in the past 12 months and how these may relate to any previous performance or industry norms. Conclude at the end the impact this nominee had on his/her organization.:

Who is nominating this CIO/IT-Executive? Please let us know the full name of the person submitting this nomination, company, email, and phone. (Required if any further clarifications are needed).:

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Why enter? This section honors IT Projects that are independently planned and executed by IT users or jointly with an IT vendor.

Who Should Enter? IT users or jointly with IT vendors.

Eligibility Requirements: IT Projects that were successfully completed in the past 12 months or are in advance stages of completion.

Prepare Your Answers For the following Qs:

Title of the IT Project being nominated:

Project Head's Full Name and Title:

Project Head's Company :

City, State/Province, and Country where this Project Head is based:

Select an Industry: (choose from this list)

Names of other people in the Project Head's Team:

In less than 650 words please summarize the accomplishments and achievements of this IT project.:

Who is nominating this IT Project of the Year? Please let us know the full name of the person submitting this nomination, company, email, and phone. (Required if any further clarifications are needed).

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Why enter? This section honors IT Departments..

Who Should Enter? Head of IT Departments.

Eligibility Requirements: Head of IT Departments.

Prepare Your Answers For the following Qs:

IT Department Head's Full Name and Title:

IT Department Head's Company :

City, State/Province, and Country where this IT Department's Head's is based:

Select an Industry: (choose from this list)

Names of other key people in this Department:

In less than 650 words summarize the most important accomplishments of this department in the past 12 months and how these may relate to any previous performance or industry norms. Conclude at the end the impact this department had on your organization.:

Who is nominating this IT Department? Please let us know the full name of the person submitting this nomination, company, email, and phone. (Required if any further clarifications are needed).

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Why enter? This section honors an organizations IT achievements

Who Should Enter? IT users

Eligibility Requirements: Nominate one major IT achievement in your organization

Prepare Your Answers For the following Qs:

Achievement Title (in 10 words or less) *

Nominee's Full Name *

Nominee's Job Title *

Company Name *

City, State/Province, and Country where this nominee is based *

Select an Industry *

In less than 650 words summarize the most important achievement of the year. Tell us the story behind how it all started, timelines, what efforts were made to reach success, and what was the result and conclusion. *

Summarize in a not more than 3 bulleted points why this achievement deserves recognition. *

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7. IT Marketing Awards section
 

Why enter? This section honors marketing professionals in IT companies or Marketing or Advertising Agencies.

Who Should Enter? Marketing Executives, Corporate Marketing, Product Marketing, etc.

Eligibility Requirements: Marketing professionals.

Prepare Your Answers For the following Qs:

Nominee's Full Name:

Nominee's current Job Title:

Company Name:

Number of Full Time Employees in this Company (worldwide) in the past 12 months:

City, State/Province, and Country where this nominee is based:

In less than 650 words summarize the most important accomplishments of this nominated person in the past 12 months and how these may relate to any previous performance or industry norms. Conclude at the end the impact this nominee had on your organization.:

Summarize in a not more than 3 bulleted points why this nominee deserves recognition.:

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Why enter? This section honors marketing teams in IT companies or Marketing or Advertising Agencies.

Who Should Enter? Marketing Teams, Corporate Marketing, Product Marketing, etc.

Eligibility Requirements: Marketing teams.

Prepare Your Answers For the following Qs:

Team Head's Full Name:

Team Head's current Title:

Full Names of other Members of the Team (separate each name with a comma):

Company Name:

City, State/Province, and Country where this team is based:

In less than 650 words summarize the most important accomplishments of this nominated team in the past 12 months and how these may relate to any previous performance or industry norms. Conclude at the end the impact this team had on your organization.:

Summarize in a not more than 3 bulleted points why this nominee team deserves recognition.:

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Why enter? This section honors marketing departments in IT companies or Marketing or Advertising Agencies.

Who Should Enter? Marketing Departments, Corporate Marketing, Product Marketing, etc.

Eligibility Requirements: Marketing departments.

Prepare Your Answers For the following Qs:

Department Head's Full Name:

Department Head's current Title:

Company Name:

City, State/Province, and Country where this department is based:

In less than 650 words summarize the most important accomplishments of this department in the past 12 months and how these may relate to any previous performance or industry norms. Conclude at the end the impact this department had on your organization.:

Summarize in a not more than 3 bulleted points why this department deserves recognition.:

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Why enter? This section honors one major achievement of marketing in IT companies or Marketing or Advertising Agencies.

Who Should Enter? IT companies, Marketing, or Advertising Agencies that have had at least one major achievement in the past 12 months.

Eligibility Requirements: Highlight your company's at least one major achievement in the past 12 months.

Prepare Your Answers For the following Qs:

Achievement Title: (e.g. Company targets international growth through country based advertisements)

Company Name:

City, State/Province, and Country where this nominee is based:

In less than 650 words summarize the most important accomplishments of this nominated person in the past 12 months and how these may relate to any previous performance or industry norms. Conclude at the end the impact this nominee had on your organization.:

Summarize in a not more than 3 bulleted points why this nominee deserves recognition.:

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8. IT Public Relations Awards (In-house or Agency) section
 

Why enter? This section honors individuals that are in Communications, PR, or IR.

Who Should Enter? Individuals from Communications, PR, IR, or sole practitioners.

Eligibility Requirements: Individuals from Communications, PR, IR, or sole practitioners.

Prepare Your Answers For the following Qs:

Nominee's Full Name:

Nominee's current Job Title:

Company Name:

Number of Full Time Employees in this Company (worldwide) in the past 12 months:

City, State/Province, and Country where this nominee is based:

In less than 650 words summarize the most important accomplishments of this nominated person in the past 12 months and how these may relate to any previous performance or industry norms. Conclude at the end the impact this nominee had on your organization.:

Summarize in a not more than 3 bulleted points why this nominee deserves recognition.:

Select one or more categories. Please note there is a fee for each category..

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Why enter? This section honors Communications, PR, or IR teams.

Who Should Enter? Teams from Communications, PR, or IR.

Eligibility Requirements: Teams from Communications, PR, or IR.

Prepare Your Answers For the following Qs:

Team Head's Full Name:

Team Head's current Title:

Full Names of other Members of the Team (separate each name with a comma):

Company Name:

City, State/Province, and Country where this team is based:

In less than 650 words summarize the most important accomplishments of this nominated team in the past 12 months and how these may relate to any previous performance or industry norms. Conclude at the end the impact this team had on your organization.:

Summarize in a not more than 3 bulleted points why this nominee team deserves recognition.:

Select one or more categories. Please note there is a fee for each category.

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Why enter? This section honors Communications, PR, or IR departments.

Who Should Enter? Communications, PR, IR, departments from all over the world.

Eligibility Requirements:Communications, PR, IR, departments.

Prepare Your Answers For the following Qs:

Department Head's Full Name:

Department Head's current Title:

Company Name:

City, State/Province, and Country where this department is based:

In less than 650 words summarize the most important accomplishments of this department in the past 12 months and how these may relate to any previous performance or industry norms. Conclude at the end the impact this department had on your organization.:

Summarize in a not more than 3 bulleted points why this department deserves recognition.:

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Why enter? This section honors one major achievement of PR in IT companies or PR Agencies.

Who Should Enter? IT companies, PR Agencies that have had at least one major achievement in the past 12 months.

Eligibility Requirements: Highlight your company's at least one major PR achievement in the past 12 months.

Prepare Your Answers For the following Qs:

Achievement Title: (e.g. Company targets international growth through country based advertisements)

Company Name:

City, State/Province, and Country where this nominee is based:

In less than 650 words summarize the most important accomplishments of this nominated person in the past 12 months and how these may relate to any previous performance or industry norms. Conclude at the end the impact this nominee had on your organization.:

Summarize in a not more than 3 bulleted points why this nominee deserves recognition.:

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Why enter? This section honors creative individuals in Communications, PR or IR.

Who Should Enter? Individuals who are creative and have new ideas and solutions.

Eligibility Requirements: Individuals from Communications, PR or IR.

Prepare Your Answers For the following Qs:

Nominee's Full Name:

Nominee's Job Title:

Company Name:

Title (in 10 words or less):

In less than 650 words summarize the challenges that led to a creative idea or solution. Discuss the benefits and accomplishments and how these may relate to any previous performance or industry norms.:

Summarize in a not more than 3 bulleted points why this nominee deserves recognition.:

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9. Apps, Live Events, Publications, Videos, Websites, and White Papers Awards section
 

Why enter? This section honors apps that have been introduced or upgraded in the past 12 months.

Who Should Enter? Any Apps that are currently active.

Eligibility Requirements: Apps from all over the world.

PREPARE YOUR ANSWERS FOR THE FOLLOWING

Title of App *

Company being nominated for this App *

City, State/Province, and Country where this company is based *

Direct URL for more information about this App

In less than 500 words summarize this App's purpose and results to date. Also include here the o/s and platforms this app is available on. *

Optionally, you may also list here all the creative and production people and organizations that contributed to its development.

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Why enter? This section honors live events, roadshows, tradeshows, conferences, etc.

Who Should Enter? Every company or PR/Marketing agency that has been involved with live events in the past 12 months.

Eligibility Requirements:Every company or PR/Marketing agency that has been involved with live events in the past 12 months.

PREPARE YOUR ANSWERS FOR THE FOLLOWING

Choose one or more from the following (there is a fee for each selection):

  • Brand Experience Event
  • Corporate Image Event
  • Internal Company Event
  • New Product Launch Event
  • Partner, Channel, or Reseller Event
  • Public Relations Event
  • Training or Educational Event
  • User or Developer Event

Title of the Event being nominated *

Company whose Event is being nominated *

City, State/Province, and Country where this company is based *

Direct URL for more information about this Live Event

In less than 500 words summarize this Event’s objectives and how it has met those objectives. *

Optionally, you may also list here all the creative and production people and organizations that contributed to its development.

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Why enter? This section honors printed or digital collateral or publication.

Who Should Enter? If your company has introduced any new or improved collateral or any publication in the past 12 months.

Eligibility Requirements: Print or digital Collateral or Publication.

PREPARE YOUR ANSWERS FOR THE FOLLOWING

Choose one or more from the following (there is a fee for each selection):

  • Best Annual Report - Online/Digital
  • Best Corporate Profile Collateral - Online/Digital
  • Best E-Book
  • Best Marketing or Sales Brochure or Kit - Online/Digital
  • Best Newsletter or Magazine - Online/Digital

Title of the Collateral or Publication being nominated:

Company/Individual whose Collateral or Publication is being nominated:

City, State/Province, and Country where this company is based:

Direct URL for more information about this Corporate Collateral or Publication:

Upload a PDF copy if possible (less than 20MB):

In less than 500 words summarize this Collateral or Publication's objectives and how it has met those objectives.:

Optionally, you may also list here all the creative and production people and organizations that contributed to its development.

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Why enter? This section honors videos or short-movies made by companies or their PR/ Marketing agency.

Who Should Enter? Companies or their PR/ Marketing agency.

Eligibility Requirements: Videos made or completed in the past 12 months.

PREPARE YOUR ANSWERS FOR THE FOLLOWING

Title of Video being nominated:

Choose a suitable category from below:

  • Brand Awareness or Entertainment
  • Corporate Overview
  • Internal/Employee Communications
  • Motivational
  • Online Events & Webcasts
  • Orientation
  • Product or Service: Launch or Hands-On
  • Sales: Product or Service
  • Training
  • Viral
  • Others...

Company whose Video is being nominated:

City, State/Province, and Country where this company is based

In less than 500 words summarize this Video’s objectives and how it has met those objectives.

Optionally, you may also list here all the creative and production people and organizations that contributed to its development.

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Why enter? This section honors websites, design, and content.

Who Should Enter? Companies or their PR/ Marketing agency.

Eligibility Requirements: A website.

Choose one or more from the following categories (there is a fee for each selection):

  • Best Home Page
  • Best Interface Design
  • Best Investor Relations Site
  • Best Mobile/ Tablet Friendly Site
  • Best Online Press Room
  • Best Overall Web Design
  • Best Product/Service Site
  • Best Training Site
  • Best Use of Video or Animations
  • Best Web Software Programming/Design
  • Best Web Writing/Content
PREPARE YOUR ANSWERS FOR THE FOLLOWING

Company whose Website is being nominated:

City, State/Province, and Country where this company is based:

Direct URL to the Website:

In less than 500 words summarize this Website’s objectives and how it has met those objectives.:

Optionally, you may also list here all the creative and production people and organizations that contributed to its development.

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Why enter? White Papers, Reports, etc.

Who Should Enter? Companies or their PR/ Marketing agency.

Eligibility Requirements: A valid White Paper, Report, etc.

PREPARE YOUR ANSWERS FOR THE FOLLOWING

Title of White-Paper being nominated:

Company whose White-Paper or Report is being nominated:

City, State/Province, and Country where this company is based:

Direct URL to the White-Paper or Report:

Upload a PDF copy if possible (less than 20MB):

In less than 500 words summarize this White Paper or Report's objectives and how it has met those objectives.:

Optionally, you may also list here all the creative and production people and organizations that contributed to its development.

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10. IT Customer Service Awards section
 

Why enter? This section honors individuals in Customer Service.

Who Should Enter? IT vendors/ companies from all over the world.

Eligibility Requirements: Nominate individuals in customer service. You may nominate more than one individuals separately.

Prepare Your Answers For the following Qs:

Nominee's Full Name:

Nominee's current Job Title:

Company Name:

Number of Full Time Employees in this Company (worldwide) in the past 12 months:

City, State/Province, and Country where this nominee is based:

In less than 650 words summarize the most important accomplishments of this nominated person in the past 12 months and how these may relate to any previous performance or industry norms. Conclude at the end the impact this nominee had on your organization.:

Summarize in a not more than 3 bulleted points why this nominee deserves recognition.:

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Why enter? This section honors teams in customer service.

Who Should Enter? IT vendors/ companies from all over the world.

Eligibility Requirements: Nominate a customer service team. You may nominate more than one customer service team separately.

Prepare Your Answers For the following Qs:

Team Head's Full Name:

Team Head's current Title:

Full Names of other Members of the Team (separate each name with a comma):

Company Name:

City, State/Province, and Country where this team is based:

In less than 650 words summarize the most important accomplishments of this nominated team in the past 12 months and how these may relate to any previous performance or industry norms. Conclude at the end the impact this team had on your organization.:

Summarize in a not more than 3 bulleted points why this nominee team deserves recognition.:

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Why enter? This section honors IT customer service departments.

Who Should Enter? IT vendors/ companies from all over the world.

Eligibility Requirements: Nominate a customer service department. You may nominate more than one customer service department separately.

Prepare Your Answers For the following Qs:

Department Head's Full Name:

Department Head's current Title:

Company Name:

City, State/Province, and Country where this department is based:

In less than 650 words summarize the most important accomplishments of this department in the past 12 months and how these may relate to any previous performance or industry norms. Conclude at the end the impact this department had on your organization.:

Summarize in a not more than 3 bulleted points why this department deserves recognition.:

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Why enter? This section honors IT customer service achievement

Who Should Enter? IT companies from all over the world.

Eligibility Requirements: Nominate a customer service achievement.

PREPARE YOUR ANSWERS FOR THE FOLLOWING

Achievement Title (in 10 words or less) *

Nominee's Full Name *

Nominee's Job Title *

Company Name *

City, State/Province, and Country where this nominee is based *

Select an Industry *

In less than 650 words summarize the most important achievement of the year. Tell us the story behind how it all started, timelines, what efforts were made to reach success, and what was the result and conclusion. *

Summarize in a not more than 3 bulleted points why this achievement deserves recognition.

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11. IT Support Awards section
 

Why enter? This section honors executives in support.

Who Should Enter? IT vendors/ companies from all over the world.

Eligibility Requirements: Nominate executives in support. You may nominate more than one individuals separately. Non-executive could include managers, engineers, staff, etc.

Prepare Your Answers For the following Qs:

Nominee's Full Name:

Nominee's current Job Title:

Company Name:

Number of Full Time Employees in this Company (worldwide) in the past 12 months:

City, State/Province, and Country where this nominee is based:

In less than 650 words summarize the most important accomplishments of this nominated person in the past 12 months and how these may relate to any previous performance or industry norms. Conclude at the end the impact this nominee had on your organization.:

Summarize in a not more than 3 bulleted points why this nominee deserves recognition.:

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Why enter? This section honors teams in support.

Who Should Enter? IT vendors/ companies from all over the world.

Eligibility Requirements: Nominate a support team. You may nominate more than one support team separately.

Prepare Your Answers For the following Qs:

Team Head's Full Name:

Team Head's current Title:

Full Names of other Members of the Team (separate each name with a comma):

Company Name:

City, State/Province, and Country where this team is based:

In less than 650 words summarize the most important accomplishments of this nominated team in the past 12 months and how these may relate to any previous performance or industry norms. Conclude at the end the impact this team had on your organization.:

Summarize in a not more than 3 bulleted points why this nominee team deserves recognition.:

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Why enter? This section honors support departments.

Who Should Enter? IT vendors/ companies from all over the world.

Eligibility Requirements: Nominate a support department. You may nominate more than one support department separately.

Prepare Your Answers For the following Qs:

Department Head's Full Name:

Department Head's current Title:

Company Name:

City, State/Province, and Country where this department is based:

In less than 650 words summarize the most important accomplishments of this department in the past 12 months and how these may relate to any previous performance or industry norms. Conclude at the end the impact this department had on your organization.:

Summarize in a not more than 3 bulleted points why this department deserves recognition.:

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Why enter? This section honors customer service achievement in IT industry.

Who Should Enter? Companies from all over the world.

Eligibility Requirements: Nominate an IT customer service achievement.

PREPARE YOUR ANSWERS FOR THE FOLLOWING

Achievement Title (in 10 words or less) *

Nominee's Full Name *

Nominee's Job Title *

Company Name *

City, State/Province, and Country where this nominee is based *

Select an Industry *

In less than 650 words summarize the most important achievement of the year. Tell us the story behind how it all started, timelines, what efforts were made to reach success, and what was the result and conclusion. *

Summarize in a not more than 3 bulleted points why this achievement deserves recognition.

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12. Milestone of the Year Awards section
 

Why enter? This section honors companies milestones. As your company grows, makes important announcements, or more, a major milestone is achieved. Milestones are measurable and observable and serve as progress markers.

Who Should Enter? Every company in the world that has reached at least one important milestone in the past 12 months.

Eligibility Requirements: Describe your company's milestone.

Prepare Your Answers For the following Qs:

Company Name:

City, State/Province, and Country where this Company is based:

Milestone of the Year (in 10 or less words) * In less than 650 words summarize the most important milestone of the year. Tell us the story behind how it all started, timelines, what efforts were made to reach success, and what was the result and conclusion:

Summarize in a not more than 3 bulleted points why this milestone deserves recognition.

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13. Most Influential People in Information Technology awards section
 

Why enter? This section recognizes leaders in IT that influence the industry.

Who Should Enter? Open to all individuals worldwide at for-profit and non-profit organizations including large, medium, small, and start-up, corporations, PR agencies, public affairs and IR agencies, publicity and marketing firms, associations, government, NGOs, and sole practitioners.

Eligibility: Executives in leadership roles.

Prepare Your Answers For the following Qs:

Nominee's Full Name:

Nominee's current Job Title:

Nominee's direct email:

Nominee's LinkedIn Public Profile:

Nominee's twitter handle @:

Which social media platform(s) do you use most for communicating with others (separate each with a comma if more than one)?:

Nominee's Profile/Biodata (in 50 words or less):

Upload a high-resolution jpeg/gif image of the nominee:

Company Name:

City, State/Province, and Country where this nominee is based:

In 800 words or less summarize why this nominated person is the most influential in the Information Technology industry.:

Highlight in 400 words or less this Nominee's social media presence.:

Summarize in a not more than 3 bulleted points why this nominee deserves recognition.:

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