Categories

The SVC Awards 2013 feature 23 categories, providing a wide range of options for organisations and individuals involved in the IT industry who participate

END USER AWARDS

All entries must have been implemented in the EMEA region. All projects must have been implemented in the last 12 months

Open to any specific data storage project implemented in any public-sector organisation of any size in EMEA. All entries must demonstrate tangible benefits either in terms of cost savings or efficiency gains for the end-user concerned.
Project categories entry criteria: Please answer these questions in the general description of your nominations in these categories:

  • What was the driving force behind the project – what business or technology challenge needed to be addressed?
  • How did the solution address the challenges and were there any particularly innovative aspects that made it stand out?
  • What major challenges were faced during the project and how were they overcome?
  • What tangible benefits has the organisation seen as a result of the project's implementation?


Open to any specific data storage project implemented in a private-sector organisation of any size in EMEA. All entries must demonstrate tangible benefits either in terms of cost savings or efficiency gains for the end-user concerned.
Project categories entry criteria: Please answer these questions in the general description of your nominations in these categories:

  • What was the driving force behind the project – what business or technology challenge needed to be addressed?
  • How did the solution address the challenges and were there any particularly innovative aspects that made it stand out?
  • What major challenges were faced during the project and how were they overcome?
  • What tangible benefits has the organisation seen as a result of the project's implementation?


Open to any desktop, server or storage virtualization project implemented in any public-sector organisation of any size in EMEA. All entries must demonstrate tangible benefits either in terms of cost savings or efficiency gains for the end-user concerned.
Project categories entry criteria: Please answer these questions in the general description of your nominations in these categories:

  • What was the driving force behind the project – what business or technology challenge needed to be addressed?
  • How did the solution address the challenges and were there any particularly innovative aspects that made it stand out?
  • What major challenges were faced during the project and how were they overcome?
  • What tangible benefits has the organisation seen as a result of the project's implementation?


Open to any desktop, server or storage virtualization project implemented in a private-sector organisation of any size in EMEA. All entries must demonstrate tangible benefits either in terms of cost savings or efficiency gains for the end-user concerned.
Project categories entry criteria: Please answer these questions in the general description of your nominations in these categories:

  • What was the driving force behind the project – what business or technology challenge needed to be addressed?
  • How did the solution address the challenges and were there any particularly innovative aspects that made it stand out?
  • What major challenges were faced during the project and how were they overcome?
  • What tangible benefits has the organisation seen as a result of the project's implementation?


Awards Category Sponsor

Open to any implementation of a cloud-based project (public or private cloud) in a public sector organisation of any size in EMEA. All entries must demonstrate tangible benefits either in terms of cost savings or efficiency gains for the end-user concerned.
Project categories entry criteria: Please answer these questions in the general description of your nominations in these categories:

  • What was the driving force behind the project – what business or technology challenge needed to be addressed?
  • How did the solution address the challenges and were there any particularly innovative aspects that made it stand out?
  • What major challenges were faced during the project and how were they overcome?
  • What tangible benefits has the organisation seen as a result of the project's implementation?


Open to any implementation of a cloud-based project (public or private cloud) in a private sector organisation of any size in EMEA. All entries must demonstrate tangible benefits either in terms of cost savings or efficiency gains for the end-user concerned.
Project categories entry criteria: Please answer these questions in the general description of your nominations in these categories:

  • What was the driving force behind the project – what business or technology challenge needed to be addressed?
  • How did the solution address the challenges and were there any particularly innovative aspects that made it stand out?
  • What major challenges were faced during the project and how were they overcome?
  • What tangible benefits has the organisation seen as a result of the project's implementation?


CHANNEL AWARDS

Organisations entered must be based in the EMEA region

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Open to any IT distributor, IT integrator/reseller or Managed Services Provider operating in the EMEA storage, virtualization and cloud-related technologies market.
Entry Criteria: Please answer these questions in the general description of your nomination in these categories:

  • How long has this organisation been involved in the IT services and solutions market in EMEA?
  • Are there any key projects delivered in the last year that demonstrate this candidate's suitability for the award?
  • What key vendor and industry accreditations does the nominee hold?
  • What endorsements does that nominee have from their customers and/or their technology partners?


Open to any channel program introduced in the EMEA market during 2013 that has made a significant difference to the vendor's and their channel partners business in terms of revenue increases, improved customer satisfaction or market awareness. 
Entry Criteria: Please answer these questions in the general description of your nomination in these categories:

  • How long has this organisation been involved in the IT services and solutions market in EMEA?
  • Are there any key projects delivered in the last year that demonstrate this candidate's suitability for the award?
  • What key vendor and industry accreditations does the nominee hold?
What endorsements does that nominee have from their customers and/or their technology partners?

Awarded by the publishers, this category will recognise high levels of service offered by an IT vendor or service provider in the EMEA market offering customer services packages to their partners and/or end-users. This category is not open to nominations and is not voted for by the readers of the publications.

TECHNOLOGY AWARDS

All products must have been shipping in EMEA since January 2013

Storage

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Open to any solution that's primary design is to enable data backup and restore or long term archiving.
Entry Criteria: Please answer these questions in the general description of your nominations in these categories:

  • What are your product's / solution's key distinguishing features and/or USP?
  • What tangible impact has your product/solution had on the market and your customers?
  • What are the major differentiators between your product/solution and those of your primary competitors?
  • Please supply any supportive quotes and/or case study materials to demonstrate the value of this product/solution to your customers/partners.

All products must have been shipping since January 2013.

Open to any solution that delivers a fully tiered storage solution to it users.
Entry Criteria: Please answer these questions in the general description of your nominations in these categories:

  • What are your product's / solution's key distinguishing features and/or USP?
  • What tangible impact has your product/solution had on the market and your customers?
  • What are the major differentiators between your product/solution and those of your primary competitors?
  • Please supply any supportive quotes and/or case study materials to demonstrate the value of this product/solution to your customers/partners.

All products must have been shipping since January 2013.



Open to any storage solution that can be classified as using Solid State technology to store and protect IT data and information.
Entry Criteria: Please answer these questions in the general description of your nominations in these categories:

  • What are your product's / solution's key distinguishing features and/or USP?
  • What tangible impact has your product/solution had on the market and your customers?
  • What are the major differentiators between your product/solution and those of your primary competitors?
  • Please supply any supportive quotes and/or case study materials to demonstrate the value of this product/solution to your customers/partners.

All products must have been shipping since January 2013.



Open to any system management solution that delivers effective and comprehensive storage resource management in either single or multi-vendor environments.
Entry Criteria: Please answer these questions in the general description of your nominations in these categories:

  • What are your product's / solution's key distinguishing features and/or USP?
  • What tangible impact has your product/solution had on the market and your customers?
  • What are the major differentiators between your product/solution and those of your primary competitors?
  • Please supply any supportive quotes and/or case study materials to demonstrate the value of this product/solution to your customers/partners.

All products must have been shipping since January 2013.



Awards Category Sponsor

Open to any company supplying a broad range of storage products and services in the EMEA Market.
Entry Criteria: Please answer these questions in the general description of your nominations in these categories:

  • What are your product's / solution's key distinguishing features and/or USP?
  • What tangible impact has your product/solution had on the market and your customers?
  • What are the major differentiators between your product/solution and those of your primary competitors?
  • Please supply any supportive quotes and/or case study materials to demonstrate the value of this product/solution to your customers/partners.

All products must have been shipping since January 2013.



Virtualization

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Open to any solution that delivers effective and comprehensive desktop virtualisation services.
Entry Criteria: Please answer these questions in the general description of your nominations in these categories:

  • What are your product's / solution's key distinguishing features and/or USP?
  • What tangible impact has your product/solution had on the market and your customers?
  • What are the major differentiators between your product/solution and those of your primary competitors?
  • Please supply any supportive quotes and/or case study materials to demonstrate the value of this product/solution to your customers/partners.

All products must have been shipping since January 2013.



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Open to any solution that delivers effective and comprehensive storage virtualisation services.
Entry Criteria: Please answer these questions in the general description of your nominations in these categories:

  • What are your product's / solution's key distinguishing features and/or USP?
  • What tangible impact has your product/solution had on the market and your customers?
  • What are the major differentiators between your product/solution and those of your primary competitors?
  • Please supply any supportive quotes and/or case study materials to demonstrate the value of this product/solution to your customers/partners.

All products must have been shipping since January 2013.



Open to any solution that delivers effective and comprehensive network virtualisation services.
Entry Criteria: Please answer these questions in the general description of your nominations in these categories:

  • What are your product's / solution's key distinguishing features and/or USP?
  • What tangible impact has your product/solution had on the market and your customers?
  • What are the major differentiators between your product/solution and those of your primary competitors?
  • Please supply any supportive quotes and/or case study materials to demonstrate the value of this product/solution to your customers/partners.

All products must have been shipping since January 2013.



Open to any IT systems-level management solution with particular emphasis on virtualized environments.
Entry Criteria: Please answer these questions in the general description of your nominations in these categories:

  • What are your product's / solution's key distinguishing features and/or USP?
  • What tangible impact has your product/solution had on the market and your customers?
  • What are the major differentiators between your product/solution and those of your primary competitors?
  • Please supply any supportive quotes and/or case study materials to demonstrate the value of this product/solution to your customers/partners.

All products must have been shipping since January 2013.



Open to any company supplying a broad range of virtualization products and services in the EMEA Market



Cloud

Open to any product/solution that delivers or contributes to effective Storage-as-a-Service / Cloud Storage services for users of private and/or public cloud environments.
Entry Criteria: Please answer these questions in the general description of your nominations in these categories:

  • What are your product's / solution's key distinguishing features and/or USP?
  • What tangible impact has your product/solution had on the market and your customers?
  • What are the major differentiators between your product/solution and those of your primary competitors?
  • Please supply any supportive quotes and/or case study materials to demonstrate the value of this product/solution to your customers/partners.

All products must have been shipping since January 2013.



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Open to any product/solution that delivers or contributes to effective Infrastructure-as-a-Service implementations for users of private and/or public cloud environments.
Entry Criteria: Please answer these questions in the general description of your nominations in these categories:

  • What are your product's / solution's key distinguishing features and/or USP?
  • What tangible impact has your product/solution had on the market and your customers?
  • What are the major differentiators between your product/solution and those of your primary competitors?
  • Please supply any supportive quotes and/or case study materials to demonstrate the value of this product/solution to your customers/partners.

All products must have been shipping since January 2013.



Open to any product/solution that delivers or contributes to effective Software-as-a-Service implementations for users of private and/or public cloud environments.
Entry Criteria: Please answer these questions in the general description of your nominations in these categories:

  • What are your product's / solution's key distinguishing features and/or USP?
  • What tangible impact has your product/solution had on the market and your customers?
  • What are the major differentiators between your product/solution and those of your primary competitors?
  • Please supply any supportive quotes and/or case study materials to demonstrate the value of this product/solution to your customers/partners.

All products must have been shipping since January 2013.



Open to any product/solution that delivers or contributes to the effective securing of data within private and/or public cloud environments.
Entry Criteria: Please answer these questions in the general description of your nominations in these categories:

  • What are your product's / solution's key distinguishing features and/or USP?
  • What tangible impact has your product/solution had on the market and your customers?
  • What are the major differentiators between your product/solution and those of your primary competitors?
  • Please supply any supportive quotes and/or case study materials to demonstrate the value of this product/solution to your customers/partners.

All products must have been shipping since January 2013.



Editor's Choice award

This award will be made to any individual, industry group, vendor, integrator or user of IT technology in the storage, virtualization or cloud sector that/who, in the opinion of the editor of Angel Business Communications, has made a significant contribution to the industry in the past 12 months or who have played a significant role in helping the industry develop or improve. This category is not open to nominations and public voting and will be decided upon by the publishers alone.

 

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Key Dates

Nominations open22nd July
Nominations close 27th September
Shortlist Announcement 7th October
Voting opens 11th October
Voting closes 13th November
Awards Ceremony 21st November