All the latest UK technology news, reviews and analysis

Voting ends today for V3 Technology Awards 2013

14 Oct 2013

V3 has announced its Technology Awards 2013 shortlist, and online voting is now open.

The shortlist was hotly contested this year, with more than 450 entries from 150 companies. Thanks to all those who entered, and well done to those firms and individuals who made it onto the 2013 shortlist – the V3 team of experts faced an incredibly tough job this year, whittling down the entries. The full shortlist is published below.

We’re now asking V3 readers to vote online to decide the winners. The shortlist features 30 awards, such as best business smartphone, best business social media product, best enterprise security product and technology innovator of the year, across six categories including business software, cloud computing, and movers and shakers.

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

Voting is open now and closes at 5pm on Monday 14 October 2013. The results will be announced at a reception in London in November and will appear in a special online report on the V3 site.

Good luck to all the nominees!



Best business smartphone
Nokia Lumia 520
Samsung Galaxy Note II
Google Nexus 4
BlackBerry Q10
Asus PadFone 2

Best business tablet
Panasonic Toughbook Windows 8 FZ-G1 Rugged Tablet
Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2
Google Nexus 7 (2013)
HP ElitePad 900
Asus MeMo PAD HD7 (ME173)

Best business laptop
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch
Samsung Series 9 (900X3D-A01UK)
HP EliteBook Folio 9470m
Toshiba Portégé R930
Asus VivoBook S550

Best mobile app for business
Box OneCloud
Xero Touch
Vidyo VidyoMobile 2.0
Moxie Software Collaboration Spaces
Salesforce Chatter Mobile

Best mobile management software
AirWatch Mobile Application Management
Citrix XenMobile MDM
Good Technology Good Secure Mobility Solution
BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10
BT Mobile Device Management
F5 Mobile App Manager


Best business application
Workday 19
Tableau Software Tableau Desktop 8.0
Google Apps for Business
Intralinks VIA

Best big data product
SiSense Prism 10X
HP Vertica Big Data Analytics Platform
Infosys BigDataEdge
Oracle Exadata X-3 In-Memory machine

Best business intelligence vendor
Tableau Software
Visual IQ

Best business social media product
Microsoft Yammer
Citrix Podio
Moxie Software Social Knowledgebase

Enterprise software firm 2013
Google Enterprise
HP Software
Moxie Software


Best business communications provider
Vodafone UK
BT Global Services

Best network equipment firm
Silver Peak

Best video conferencing product
Microsoft Lync
LifeSize Icon Series
Vidyo VidyoRouter
Tely Labs Tely HD Pro
Cisco TelePresence

Best business storage
Synology UK RS10613xs+
Netgear ReadyNAS 314 RN31400
Dell Compellent all-flash array
HGST Ultrastar SSD1000MR
EMC Isilon
Oracle SuperCluster T5-8


Best SMB security product
Trend Micro Worry-Free 8.0
Umbrella by OpenDNS
Proofpoint Essentials
Fortinet FortiGate-100D
ESET Small Office Security Pack

Best enterprise security product
Kaspersky Lab Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business
Symantec Protection Suite Enterprise Edition
McAfee Complete Endpoint Protection
RSA Security Analytics
Arbor Networks Pravail Network Security Intelligence
Trend Micro Deep Security

Best mobile security product
McAfee Enterprise Mobility Management
Good Technology Good Secure Mobility Solution
Accellion Secure ECM Integration Solution
Absolute Software Absolute Computrace
Centrify for Mobile
Fiberlink MaaS360 Secure Productivity Suite

Best business security provider
Trend Micro
BT Global Services
Dell SecureWorks
Arbor Networks


Best virtualisation product
Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform
Citrix XenDesktop 7
Ravello Systems HVX
VMware Horizon Suite
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.2

Best software-as-a-service provider
HP Software

Best cloud security product
Mimecast Large File Send for Outlook
Symantec O3 Cloud Identity and Access Control
F-Secure Protection Service for Business
SaaSID Cloud Application Manager
CipherCloud Platform
Panda Security Panda Cloud Office Protection Advanced 6.6

Best cloud storage
Google Drive
GFI Software IASO Online Backup
Joyent Manta Storage Service
EMC Atmos

Cloud computing provider 2013
Interoute Communications
Skyscape Cloud Services
SoftLayer, an IBM company


Technology event of the year
HP Discover
Oracle OpenWorld
EMC World
FTTH Council Europe Conference

Best acquisition
Dell/Quest Software
AirWatch/Motorola Solutions MSP
F5/LineRate Systems

Technology project of the year
Cisco British Innovation Gateway (BIG) Awards
BT Global Services London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games
EE rolling out the UK’s first 4G network
Philips Hue and Friends of Hue lighting system
YouView on-demand TV service

Customer project of the year
Intralinks/McLaren: McLaren has signed up Intralinks VIA to share and collaborate on crucial and confidential documents and plans for its F1 and design operations.

AT&T/Infiniti Red Bull Racing: AT&T is providing Infiniti Red Bull Racing with a global Virtual Private Network, connecting its UK HQ with all 19 F1 race circuits, speeding up communications between the teams and enabling faster decision-making in a time-critical environment.

Accellion/Wessex Water: Wessex Water is using Accellion’s secure mobile file-sharing to secure internal and external communication, including streamlining a critical remote video inspection process saving hundreds of work hours per week.

SAS UK & Ireland/Nationwide: As part of the Strategic Fraud Initiative, Nationwide’s innovation using SAS technology has helped it reduce fraud losses by 75 percent.

Meru Networks/Essa Academy: Essa Academy has deployed over 2,000 Apple devices on the Meru Education-Grade Wireless Platform.

EMC/Cancer Research: The long-term relationship between Cancer Research UK (CRUK) and EMC has dramatically improved the charity's ability to reduce IT budgets, increase performance and increase targets. In recent months, the IT team has implemented innovative new-to-market technologies, incorporating EMC XtremSW and SF Cache(r) into the charity's infrastructure.

Technology hero of the year
John Marshall, AirWatch CEO: Under John Marshall’s leadership, AirWatch has become the largest enterprise mobility management provider in the world with customers that include the top four global Fortune companies. In February 2013, he secured $200m in Series A funding, the largest of any technology company in recent history. Marshall is also a board member on the Georgia Tech Information Security Center (GTISC) Industry Advisory Board.

Costin Raiu, Kaspersky Lab Director of Global Research & Analysis Team: Kaspersky Lab's security research teams detect, analyse and respond to more than 200,000 new malicious threats every day. This work requires world-class skills and expertise. Within Kaspersky Lab, that talent is gathered into the Global Research and Analysis Team, under the leadership of director Costin Raiu. Raiu specialises in malicious websites, browser security and exploits, e-banking malware, enterprise-level security and Web 2.0 threats. Established in 2008, his team provides company leadership in anti-malware, cyber-espionage research and innovation, both internally and externally.

Olaf Swantee, EE CEO: Olaf Swantee led the launch and rapid rollout of the UK’s first 4G network from October 2012. Under Swantee’s direction, EE has delivered one of the fastest ever 4G rollouts, with 60 percent of the UK population covered just 10 months after launch. With more than one million 4G customers already, adoption rates are as rapid as the rollout. 4G numbers in the UK will now only increase as more networks have launched ahead of schedule, thanks largely to Swantee’s drive to put Britain back on the world stage for mobile connectivity.

Joe Tucci, EMC CEO: Joe Tucci has led EMC through a period of dramatic revitalisation. The company reported revenues of $21.7bn in 2012 and employs over 60,000 people worldwide – testament to how Tucci has created a way to build one successful organisation that has many complex parts. Tucci describes EMC as a family of companies (VMware, RSA, Pivotal and EMC II) that have been built to strategically align themselves with the organisation’s focus on big data, cloud and trust, and accomplish his mission of giving EMC customers more choice, whether it's hardware, software or services.

Alun Webber, BSkyB MD Product Design and Development: Alun Webber was responsible for development of Sky Go, Sky’s award-winning mobile TV service. Sky Go is used regularly by 3.3 million customers, and has been instrumental in giving customers the freedom to watch Sky content whenever and wherever. Of the 3.3 million regular Sky Go users, 166,000 have already upgraded to the new Sky Go Extra service in the first five months since launch, allowing them to use Sky Go on more devices and watch their favourite shows and movies offline.

Technology innovator of the year
Philips for Friends of Hue
Silent Circle for Silent Phone and Silent Text
Nokia for Lumia 1020
Intel for Haswell
Nutanix for Virtual Computing Platform
Samsung for Galaxy Gear smartwatch
Pivotal for Pivotal HD
Kaspersky Lab GrEat team for work on Flame and MiniFlame

Product of the year
Intel Haswell 4th Generation Core chips
VMware Horizon Suite
Oracle Database 12c
Arbor Networks Pravail Network Security Intelligence
Dell PowerEdge VRTX

  • Comment  
  • Tweet  
  • Google plus  
  • Facebook  
  • LinkedIn  
  • Stumble Upon  
Madeline Bennett

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. 

View Madeline's Google+ profile

More on Hardware
What do you think?
blog comments powered by Disqus

Work location poll - office, remote or home?

Where do you spend most time working on your primary work device?

Popular Threads

Powered by Disqus
LG G Flex 2 hands-on review

CES 2015: LG G Flex 2 video

A closer look at LG's latest curved-screen smartphone

Updating your subscription status Loading

Get the latest news (daily or weekly) direct to your inbox with V3 newsletters.

newsletter sign-up button

Getting started with virtualisation

Virtualisation can help you reduce costs, improve application availability, and simplify IT
management. However, getting started can be challenging


Converting big data and analytics insights into results

Successful leaders are infusing analytics throughout their organisations to drive smarter decisions, enable faster actions and optimise outcomes

Freelance Mid-weight Digital Producer

Our client is a renowned agency based in the heart of...

Digital Project Analyst - Digital Web / App Agency

Digital Project Analyst - Digital Web / App Agency London...

Lead Business Analyst - IFRS - 12 Month Contract

Lead Business Analyst - IFRS 9 - 12 Month Contract...

Traffic Manager

Our client is one of the world's leading creative agencies...
To send to more than one email address, simply separate each address with a comma.