Archive for the ‘Awards’ Category


Calling All Resellers: CRN Channel Awards 2012 Open for Entries

June 28, 2012

The 19th annual CRN Channel Awards have opened for entries. These competitive awards, open to resellers, distributors and vendors trading in the UK, “recognize excellence in the delivery of solutions, service and support to end user customers.” The awards focus on teams that have met customer goals in terms of improved efficiency, return on investment, and cost reduction. Entries must be relevant to the UK market.

There guidelines for entering, available here, indicate that it is helpful to keep your entry concise and include plenty of facts and figures, testimonials, and substance to back up your claims.

The deadline is Friday July 20th at 5pm. Enter here.


Big Opportunity for Storage Startups: The Tech Trailblazers Awards @techtrailblaze #TTAwards

June 19, 2012

Prize fund of an estimated $1 million+ makes this an opportunity definitely worth looking at

There’s an exciting new global award for storage startups: the Tech Trailblazers Awards. Unlike other enterprise IT awards that are tied to a specific publication or event, these awards are completely independent and global. The global independence of the Tech Trailblazers Awards makes it possible to offer entrants a wide and diverse prize fund from multiple industry supporters—making this one of the best enterprise tech awards from a Return on Investment (ROI) perspective.

All entrants to the Tech Trailblazers Awards will win a prize of commercial value, even if they do not place in the awards. For winners, prizes include CTO and VC/IPO boot camp and mentoring, plus products and services worth tens of thousands of dollars.The growing prize fund, worth an estimated $1 million+, is supported by industry vendors, analysts, venture capitalists, government bodies, the media, event partners and other industry-specific services. Read the rest of this entry ?


UK IT Industry Awards 2012 Open for Entries

June 18, 2012

Entries for the UK IT Industry Awards 2012 are now open until Friday 6 July at 5pm BST. The awards, organised by Computing and BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, “focus on the individuals, projects, organisations and technologies that have excelled in the use, development and deployment of IT in the past 12 months.” Winners will be announced at a formal ceremony taking place on Wednesday 14 November 2012 at Battersea Park Arena in London.

For information on entry fees, guidelines, and how to enter, please read the entry guide available here.


Award opportunity: Is your IT GREEN? #greenIT

January 26, 2012

By Olivia Shannon, @Olivia_at_O

Nominations for Green IT Awards due February 6th

Have you worked on an environmentally friendly IT project or carbon-offsetting scheme in the last 12 months? Do you sell an energy-efficient storage technology? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then you may want to nominate your company or product for the third annual Green IT Awards.

The Green IT Awards give UK companies and public sector bodies the opportunity to highlight and be rewarded for their work in improving the IT industry’s environmental performance.

Nominations are free, and there are 22 categories to choose from. If you are a finalist, you may want to attend the awards ceremony, which will take place at The London Zoo in Regent’s Park.

For more information on the awards and to see how you can get involved please visit: Before you nominate, make sure you read the judging criteria.

Good luck to all this year’s entrants from the Countdown team!


2 days left to nominate for the Storage, Cloud & Virtualization Awards (SVC Awards)

September 26, 2011

By Olivia Shannon, @olivia_at_o

There are two days left to nominate your company or project for the SVC Awards, now in their first year. The SVC Awards are organised by Angel Business Communications, the publishers of online and print titles SNS, Cloud Computing 365 and Virtualization World 365. The awards recognise the achievements of end-users, channel partners and vendors operating in the storage, virtualization, and cloud computing fields.

The awards are presented based solely on the votes of the readership of SNS, Cloud Computing 365 and Virtualization World 365, so the Countdown2StorageExpo team would advise anyone entering the contest to build a campaign around it to encourage your partners and customers to vote for you.

The good news is that your £50 entry fee (plus 20% VAT, where applicable) will be donated to Mimi’s Mission and Make-a-Wish Foundation.

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Storage Channel Oscars shortlist unveiled: @CRN_UK Channel Awards excitement builds

August 30, 2011

By Rose Ross, @Rose_at_O

Congratulations to all those shortlisted for this year’s Channel Awards from UK channel champs, CRN.

Especially big congrats to those in the IT storage world. Those shortlisted are below:

Storage Vendor of the Year

  • IBM
  • HDS
  • CA Technologies
  • Overland
  • Kingston Technology
  • EMC

Storage Distributor of the Year

  • Avnet
  • CMS Peripherals
  • Hammer
  • SDG
  • Zycko

For the full list of those shortlisted visit the CRN UK website here


Dow Jones VentureWire Searches For The Most Innovative Tech Start-Ups

June 24, 2011

Dow Jones VentureWire has launched a Twitter contest to identify the 50 most innovative venture-backed companies ahead of the upcoming conference, VentureWire FASTech. The awards are specifically for US-based companies, but we’re hoping VentureWire will open it up next time to include global organisations as well.

If you work at an innovative, US-based, venture capital-backed storage start-up, you can nominate your company to be included as one of “The FASTech 50” and VentureWire will present your nomination to their selection committee. Winners will be invited to present at the event.

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