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Network World ME Award winners announced

IMG_2385CNME’s prestigious Network World Middle East awards honoured the region’s top networking talent last night at the Safinah Ballroom in Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai. 

The sixth annual function comprised IT leaders from a variety of influential companies across the region.

The ceremony has established itself as the major event for celebrating networking excellence in the Middle East.

Open to users and vendors alike, Network World ME Awards honoured IT and business professionals who have demonstrated innovative leadership on all sides of the industry.

Following the tremendous success of the previous five ceremonies, CNME assessed 2014’s networking projects that have produced real-world results and the technology providers behind them.

Judges for the event include Arun Tewary, who is Chief Information Officer and Vice President for IT at Emirates Flight Catering, Esam Hadi, Aluminium Bahrain’s Senior IT Manager, Emke Group’s CIO Madhav Rao, and IDC’s Director of Telecoms and Media for the Middle East, Africa and Turkey, Paul Black.

All the staff at CNME would like to congratulate all award winners and nominees, who have been catalysts for immense progress in the Middle East’s IT scene over the last 12 months.

Here is the full list of end user and vendor award winners:

End user awards

Collaboration project – Abu Dhabi Police

Storage project – General Civil Aviation Authority

Network Cabling – Gulftainer

Network Optimisation project – ADMA OPCO

Data centre project – Etisalat

Enterprise Mobility project – African Eastern

Virtualisation project – Gulf Air

Network security project – General Pension and Security Authority

Networking Project in the Public Sector – Dubai Municipality

Networking Project in the Private Sector – Dubai Financial Market

Editor’s Choice – Higher Colleges of Technology

Editor’s choice – MBC

Vendor awards

Data centre networking – Cisco

Network management and monitoring vendor – Riverbed Technology

Network optimisation vendor – F5 Networks

Wireless vendor of the year – Huawei

Structured cabling vendor – Nexans Cabling Solutions

Network Security vendor – Fortinet

Enterprise Collaboration Vendor – Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

Best network training provider – Spectrum Training

Best return on investment – Dell

Networking value-added distributor – Redington Gulf Value Distribution

Networking vendor of the year – Avaya

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