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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 has been extended to Sept. 27, 2017. Nominate a project here.
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 [email protected] with any questions.
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?
Read about the winners of last year's Innovation Awards, which recognized customers' mobility projects.