The recipients of the Network World Middle East’s 3rd annual awards were announced at a gala ceremony in Dubai last evening, with 22 companies being given the top honours for innovation and excellence.
The winners of this year’s awards were chosen from among 70 finalists – in both user and vendor categories, spanning numerous industries. Finalists in the end-user category were chosen for technology projects that met criteria for originality, innovation and business value.
“We received close to around 200 nominations this year, and each year the quality of nomination keeps getting better and it comes difficult to pick winners. Entries were judged by a panel of industry after the first round of scrutiny was done by our editors,” said Jeevan Thankappan, Senior Editor of Network World Middle East.
The following is a list of the end user awards recipients by category:
Data centre project of the year – Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi
Collaboration project of the year – Abu Dhabi Police
Virtualisation project of the year – General Civil Aviation Authority
Enterprise mobility project of the year – EMKE Group
Storage project of the year – Al Batha
Network security project of the year – RTA
Application networking project of the year – Dubai Islamic Bank
Network cabling project of the year – AWRostamani Group
Enterprise telephony project of the year – The International Renewable Energy Agency
Networking project of the year – MBC
Editor’s choice award- Al Hilal Bank
In the vendor category, winners were chosen for their technology leadership, breadth of implementations and commitment to the region. HP Networking won the coveted Networking Vendor of the year trophy by garnering the most number of online votes, while Redington Value emerged as the winner in the Networking Value-Added Distributor of the year category.
Here is the list of the companies that won top honours in the vendor category:
Enterprise Telephony vendor of the year – Avaya
Managed services provider of the year (Enterprise) – Wipro
Managed Services provider of the year (Telecom) – Huawei
Network security vendor of the year – Symantec
Network training provider of the year – Fast Lane
Storage vendor of the year – EMC
Structured cabling vendor of the year – CommScope
System Integrator of the year – GBM
Wireless vendor of the year – Cisco
Networking VAD of the year – Redington Value
Networking vendor of the year – HP Networking
The details of winners and projects will be published in the April issue of CNME.