V3 has announced the winners of its prestigious Technology Awards 2013, as voted for by its readership of IT professionals.
The winners were revealed at an awards ceremony in London on 29 November. As well as a sumptuous meal and champagne reception, guests were treated to a talk from Dave Patten, head of New Media at the Science Museum, who gave attendees a sneak preview of upcoming exhibits showcasing robotics, mathmatics and its forthcoming Information Age gallery.
The awards were hotly contested this year, with more than 450 entries from 150 companies across the 30 categories.
Google swept the board this year, bagging six gongs, including retaining its crown as cloud computing provider 2013. The firm was also selected as best business application for Google Apps for Business, best business social media product for Google+, best business tablet for its Google Nexus 7 (2013) and best cloud storage for Google Drive. Google also beat Microsoft for the first time to be crowned enterprise software firm 2013. Pictured left are the Google team displaying their awards.
Oracle was also a popular choice with V3 readers, scooping three awards, including the coveted product of the year for its Oracle Database 12c. The firm got the nod again as best business intelligence vendor and took home the inaugural best big data product award for its Exadata X-3 In-Memory machine. Pictured right are the Oracle team with their awards.
Kaspersky Lab was again the base for our technology hero of the year award, which went to Costin Raiu, director of the firm’s Global Research and Analysis Team, for his leadership in anti-malware, cyber-espionage research and innovation, both internally and externally. V3 readers also chose Kaspersky Lab’s Endpoint Security for Business as the best enterprise security product. Raiu is pictured left with V3 editor Madeline Bennett.
EMC took home a brace of awards as well, receiving the nod for best business storage with EMC Isilon, and for its work with Cancer Research as customer project of the year. Pictured right is EMC receiving its storage award from Bennett.
There was also space for some newer contenders to be recognised by V3 readers, with Nutanix taking home the best virtualisation product award for its Virtual Computing Platform. Pictured left is Declan Waters, Nutanix corporate communications director with Bennett.
Congratulations to our winners, and to all the firms and individuals who made it onto the 2013 shortlist.
The full list of winners is published below.
Best business communications provider
Best network equipment firm
Best video conferencing product
Best business storage
Category: Business software
Best business application
Google Apps for Business
Best business social media product
Best big data product
Oracle Exadata X-3 In-Memory machine
Best business intelligence vendor
Enterprise software firm 2013
Best SMB security product
Trend Micro Worry-Free 8.0
Best enterprise security product
Kaspersky Lab Endpoint Security for Business
Best mobile security product
Good Technology Good Secure Mobility Solution
Best business security provider
Category: Business mobility
Best mobile app for business
Best mobile management software
BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10
Best business smartphone
Samsung Galaxy Note II
Best business tablet
Google Nexus 7 (2013)
Best business laptop
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch
Category: Cloud computing
Best virtualisation product
Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform
Best software-as-a-service provider
Best cloud storage
Best cloud security product
Symantec O3 Cloud Identity and Access Control
Cloud computing provider 2013
Category: Movers and shakers
Technology event of the year
Technology project of the year
BT Global Services London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games
Customer project of the year
Technology hero of the year
Costin Raiu, Kaspersky Lab
Technology innovator of the year
Intel for Haswell
Product of the year
Oracle Database 12c
Turn to page two for the full shortlist for the V3 Technology Awards 2013.
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.