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Announcing the V3 Technology Awards 2012 shortlist

28 Sep 2012
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The V3 Technology Awards 2012 shortlist has been published, and the awards are now open for online voting.

The shortlist was hotly contested this year, with almost 300 entries from more than 100 companies. Thanks to everyone for entering, and well done to those firms and individuals who made it on to the 2012 shortlist. The full shortlist is published below.

We’re now asking our readers to vote in our online survey to decide the winners. The shortlist features 27 hotly contested awards such as Best Business Tablet, Best Business Security Provider and Technology Hero of the Year, across six categories including Business Software, Cloud Computing and Movers & Shakers.

You can cast your votes here. You do not have to vote in every award, just those where your expertise and experience applies.

Voting is open now and closes at 5pm on Monday 15 October 2012. The results will be announced at a reception in London in November and will appear in a special online report at V3.

Good luck to all the nominees!

V3 Technology Awards 2012 shortlist

Category: Business Software

Best business application
Google Apps for Business
NetSuite SuiteCommerce
SAS Visual Analytics
CA Technologies CA ecoGovernance
Polycom RealPresence Mobile

Best business intelligence vendor
Google
SAS
SAP
Tableau
Oracle

Best business social media product
Yammer Enterprise Social Network
IBM Connections 4
SAP Social Media Analytics application by NetBase
NewsGator Social Sites 3.0
Salesforce Chatter

Enterprise software firm 2012
Yammer
Google
SAS
CA Technologies
SAP
Microsoft

Category: Infrastructure and Security

Best business security provider
BT
McAfee
Integralis
Bit9
FireEye
Kaspersky Lab

Best disaster recovery/business continuity company
CA Technologies
Vision Solutions
Spectra Logic
EMC
SunGard

Best network equipment firm
Fluke Networks
Dell
Infoblox
Silver Peak
Cisco

Best enterprise hosting company
BT
Peer 1 Hosting
Google
Box

Category: Business Mobility

Best business smartphone
Asus PadFone
RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900
Nokia Lumia 800
Samsung Galaxy Note
Sony Xperia T

Best business tablet
Asus Transformer Pad Infinity
RIM BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
Sony Xperia Tablet S
Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet

Best business mobile provider
BT
Orange
Vodafone
O2

Best mobile management software
Kaseya IT Systems Management Solution: MDM Module
RIM BlackBerry Mobile Fusion
Centrify Direct Control for Mobile
SAP Afaria 7.0
Kaspersky Lab Kaspersky ONE Universal Security

Category: Office Equipment

Best business laptop
Asus ZenBook UX31
Dell Latitude E6230
Sony VAIO T Series
HP SpectreXT Pro
Toshiba Portégé Z930
Lenovo ThinkPad X220

Best business desktop
Asus ET2012IUKS
Dell OptiPlex 9010 AiO
HP Z1 All-In-One Workstation
Lenovo Edge 91z

Best business printer
Riso UK Comcolor 7050
Canon i-SENSYS MF5980dw
Brother MFC-J5910DW
HP Officejet Pro 8600 Plus e-All-in-One

Best business storage
Dell Compellent
Texas Memory Systems RamSan-820
Synology UK DS1512+
Oracle StorageTek SL150 Modular Tape Library
Amplidata AmpliStor XT

Category: Cloud Computing

Best virtualisation product
Virtual Instruments VirtualWisdom 3.0
Citrix XenDesktop 5.6
Interoute Virtual Data Centre
Cisco Nexus 1000V
Dell Wyse T10 Thin Client
VMware vSphere

Best software as a service provider
Google
CA Technologies
Huddle
SAP
Microsoft

Best cloud security product
Firehost Secure Cloud Hosting
Panda Security Panda Cloud Office Protection Advanced
CA Technologies CA IdentityMinder
Trend Micro SecureCloud
Webroot SecureAnywhere Business – Endpoint Protection 

Cloud computing provider 2012
BT
Google
VMware
Interoute
Oracle
SAP

Category: Movers and Shakers

Best acquisition
Microsoft/Yammer
Ipswitch/iOpus
Dell/Force 10
SAP/ SuccessFactors
Cisco/NDS

Technology charity of the year
White Hat Ball
Bletchley Park Trust
Computer Aid
Byte Night

Technology event of the year
Infosecurity Europe
Nokia Lumia Live
CeBIT
CES
Mobile World Congress

Technology hero of the year
Eugene Kaspersky, CEO Kaspersky Lab - Discovery of Flame malware
Marco Ahtisaari, Head of Design, Nokia - Polycarb design of the Nokia Lumia 800/900
Olaf Swantee, CEO, Everything Everywhere - Bringing 4G to Great Britain
Simon Stanford, VP Telecommunications and Networks, Samsung UK and Ireland - Overseeing huge success of the Samsung Galaxy product line

Technology project of the year
Virgin Media - Ultrafast 100Mbit/s broadband
YouView - Digital and catch-up TV service
Everything Everywhere - Network Integration
IBM - Wimbledon digital presence and website
Raspberry Pi Foundation - Raspberry Pi

Technology innovator of the year
Yammer
ASUS
Huddle
Kaspersky Lab
Samsung
EMC

Product of the year
Virgin Media ultrafast 100Mbit/s broadband
Android Jelly Bean
Asus Transformer Prime
Nokia Lumia 900
EMC VFCache
Samsung Galaxy S3
Microsoft System Centre 2012

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Madeline Bennett is editor of V3 and The INQUIRER. Previously, she was editor of IT Week. Prior to becoming a journalist, Madeline was an English teacher at a London secondary school. Madeline is a regular technology commentator on TV and radio, including Sky, BBC and CNN. 

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