The Channel Insider Product of the Year Awards

By Sara Driscoll  |  Posted 2008-01-14 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

It's time again to recognize the products that have made the most impact in the channel.

It is that time of year when The Channel Insider recognizes those vendors who have launched the best of the best in channel products with The Channel Insider Channel Products of the Year Awards for 2008.

Does your product deliver the best in class and provide VARs with margins and services opportunities? Then these are the awards for you.

If you are a VAR, is there a particular vendor's product that you think deserves to be recognized? If so, you can enter a product on behalf of a vendor.

With the pace of the technology industry and channel moving as quickly as ever, we are keen to keep our awards as up to date as possible. To that end, we have tweaked the categories from our 2007 Awards.

We are now looking for your nominations in these prestigious awards categories:

CATEGORIES:

APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT TOOLS

CLIENT OPERATING SYSTEM

COLLABORATION SOFTWARE

DATABASES

DESKTOP PCs

NETWORK STORAGE

DISPLAYS

ERP SUITES

MANAGED SERVICES & SOFTWARE AS A SERVICE

MIDDLEWARE

MFPs (Multifunction Printers)

NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE

NETWORK SECURITY SOFTWARE

NOTEBOOK PCS

POWER MANAGEMENT

WORKGROUP/NETWORK PRINTERS

SECURITY APPLIANCES

ENDPOINT SECURITY

SECURITY SERVER SOFTWARE

SERVER INFRASTRUCTURE

SERVER OPERATING SYSTEM

STORAGE MANAGEMENT

SYSTEM AND NETWORK MANAGEMENT

VOICE OVER IP

WIRELESS NETWORKS

Entries must consist of:

  • Name of vendor

  • Name of product

  • Which category you are entering your product in

  • No more than 500 words on why the product is suitable for the channel and why you think your product deserves to win.

  • Any technical information to be added as an appendix to the entry

    Entry Conditions:

  • The product MUST be sold through the channel (solution providers, resellers, service providers, VARs)

  • The product MUST have been launched between Jan 2007 and Jan 2008.

  • One company CAN enter more than one category for their range of different products

  • One company CANNOT enter more than one product in a single category

  • Entries can be made by VARs, Distributors, MSPs and Vendors

    Entry Deadline: January 31, 2008.

    To make your submissions please e-mail Sara Driscoll, editor of The Channel Insider, at sara.driscoll@ziffdavisenterprise.com.

    Judging will be done by Channel Insider readers and the Awards will be organized by Technical Editor Frank J. Ohlhorst. Ohlhorst is a seasoned and highly experienced technical and channel editor with more than 20 years of experience in the technology marketplace.

    We look forward to reading your submissions.

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    Sara Driscoll began her journalism career at 16 years old on her local newspaper, The Watford Observer. Working part time, she covered a range of beats. Leaving to complete her Journalism Degree at Bournemouth University, UK, Sara then went on to graduate and work for Emap. She began as a reporter on APR, Emap's construction title, being promoted to senior reporter with a year.Sara then joined VNU Business Publications as Deputy News Editor on CRN, the weekly trade title for channel players. She covered industry/business news from vendors, distributors and resellers, product announcements, partner announcements as well as market and trend analysis, research and in depth articles to predict up and coming trends in the sector. She was promoted within a year to News Editor, a year later to Deputy Editor and the following year became Editor. Sara remained editor of CRN for three years, launching the magazine on new platforms including CRN TV and eBooks, as well as several magazine and web site redesigns. She was called on for expert industry comment from various publications including appearing on live BBC news programs. Sara joined Ziff Davis Enterprise as Editor of eWeek Channel Insider. She runs the title in all formats – online up to the minute news, newsletters, emails alerts and events. She also manages the brand of Channel Insider in all formats - events, shows, awards, panel debates and roundtables.Sara can be reached at:sara.driscoll@ziffdavisenterprise.com
     
     
     
     
     
























     
     
     
     
     
     

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