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Access Innovation Awards: Rules and criteria

Get all the information you need about the Access Innovation Awards, which will be announced in the January 2018 issue of the Access e-zine.

The Access Innovation Awards will recognize exceptionally innovative and successful end-user computing projects.

Vendors nominate customers' end-user computing initiatives, highlighting the use of their products. A project that enables user productivity through the use of any of the following technologies is eligible:

  • physical desktop operating systems or applications;
  • virtual desktops or applications; or
  • mobile devices or applications.

A team of judges will evaluate the nominated initiatives and announce the winners in the January 2018 issue of the Access e-zine.

Please refer to the rules and criteria below before nominating a project.

The deadline to enter is Sept. 22, 2017. Nominate a project here.

Rules

Eligibility: The date on which the project implementation began must be on or after July 1, 2016.

Product requirements: Vendors may nominate multiple customer projects, but each project must involve a different product. Please complete one nomination form for each customer project.

Reference requirements: Vendors must provide a spokesperson from their company, as well as an IT professional, C-level executive or other person in a nonmarketing role at the nominated customer. Editors will contact vendors and customers directly to perform interviews about the product and the end-user computing project use case.

Judges' decisions are final and will not be disclosed to any third party prior to the release of the January 2018 issue of Access.

Email access@techtarget.com with any questions.

Judging criteria

Judges will evaluate nominated projects using the following criteria:

Ease of use: Is the product simple to install, integrate with other systems, use and manage? Are its functions clear? Can it work in heterogeneous environments?

Innovation: Does the product enable new ways to support end-user computing or make major improvements to existing capabilities? Does the project fill a gap in IT, developer or user needs?

Functionality and performance: Does the product actually do what the vendor says it does? Does the project significantly improve operations?

Value: Is the project worth what it costs? Is its return on investment clear?

Next Steps

Read about the winners of last year's Innovation Awards, which recognized customers' mobility projects.

This was last published in August 2017

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