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Winners of 9th Network World ME Awards announced

CNME once again honoured the region’s top networking talents from both vendors and end-users at the annual Network World Middle East (NWME) Awards.

Celebrating its ninth edition, this year’s NWME Awards was held last night at the Habtoor Grand Resort and Spa, Dubai.

Having established itself as the major event that recognises and celebrates networking excellence the event placed the spotlight on organisations who have implemented technology innovations that produced measurable results in enabling the success of their businesses.

This year, the CNME team has enlisted a selection of proven technology experts as its judging panel, who know just what it means to deliver excellence as an end-user.

Kumar Prasoon, CIO of Al Safeer Group, has been a proven regional expert in the retail industry, and has worked to enable the firm’s networks to accommodate a sophisticated applications suite that is helping the firm gain a unique understanding of its customers.

Aliasgar Bohari, director of IT at Zulekha Hospitals, has been tasked with delivering a network that can help to support the needs of patients in life-or-death situations, while Ashith Piriyattiath has consistenty proven himself to be a regional digital leader as IT director at Al Masah Capital.

Here’s the full list of winners:

Vendor awards

Enterprise Collaboration Vendor of the Year Gigamon
Network Management & Monitoring Vendor of the Year ManageEngine
Wireless Vendor of the Year Bits Secure I.T Infrastructure LLC
Cabling Vendor of the Year Nexans
Network Security Vendor of the Year Infoblox
Network Training Provider of the Year Cisco
Data Centre Networking Vendor of the Year Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company
Network Services Provider of the Year Juniper Networks
Surveillance System Provider of the Year Norden Communications
Hyperconverged Infrastructure Vendor of the Year Dell EMC
Network Visibility Provider of the Year Fortinet
Networking VAD of the Year FVC
Networking Vendor of the Year Huawei


End-user awards:

Collaboration Project of the Year Abu Dhabi Ports
Network Cabling Project of the Year Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance
Data Centre Project of the Year Gulftainer Company Ltd
Virtualisation Project of the Year AM Bank
Network Security Project of the Year RAKBANK
Networking Project of the Year – Private Gulftainer Company Ltd
Storage Project of the Year Abu Dhabi Ports
Network Transformation of the Year Dubai Municipality
Best Network Experience of the Year Dubai World Trade Centre


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