Excelling in innovation

At the heart of the IT industry lies relentless innovation. Constant investment in research and development (R&D) and the application of individual creativity results in a flow of technologies and services that fuel business efficiency, growth and competitiveness, while enhancing the lives of technology users at home, at work and on the move.

Launched in 2008, the Information Age Innovation Awards have taken recognition of IT excellence into a new, Web 2.0 era, by engaging our tens of thousands of online readers in the judging process. Readers vote on technology and services entries at Information-Age.com after viewing and assessing short video submissions.

And the latest Awards produced an array of outstanding entries and worthy winners.
Here, we profile the winners and runners-up of the five main categories. And following on from the enthusiastic response to the video entries for these accolades, this year’s Awards will be expanded to cover more categories and the celebration of even greater innovation and technology leadership. You can watch all the submissions at www.information-age.com/video.

Eco-responsibility Innovation of the Year

Winner: Hitachi Data Systems
The storage systems manufacturer impressed readers with its power efficient equipment.

Runner-Up: Bell Microsystems
The company’s IT Lifecycle Methodology systems lets customers assess the efficiency of the equipment.

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Data Centre Innovation of the Year

Winner: Migration Solutions
Voters picked Migration Solutions’ Environmental Reporting Audit (ERA) as the most innovative technology in the data centre category.

Runner-Up: Telecity
Sophisticated heat and power management techniques at data centre hosting provider make for “happier equipment”.

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Security Innovation of the Year

Winner: Websense
The winning security vendor helps customers secure themselves against the new threats of the Web 2.0 age

Runner-Up: VeriSign
The iDefense network tackles cyber-crime on a truly global scale

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Information Management Innovation of the Year

Winner: Sunrise Software
The victorious company’s tools are designed to help manage IT departments, but have been successfully applied in all corners of the business.

Runner up: Dell
Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) tools from the hardware manufacturer allow user’s to recover virtual machines without rebuilding the operating system.

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Business Applications Innovation of the Year

Winner: Platform Computing
The Red Bull Racing Team uses tools from the high-performance computing vendor to get the most out of its super-computer.

Runner-Up: Yesmail
Conversion optimisation technology lets companies get a better rate of return for their email marketing campaigns – and grow revenues.

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Pete Swabey

Pete Swabey

Pete was Editor of Information Age and head of technology research for Vitesse Media plc from 2005 to 2013, before moving on to be Senior Editor and then Editorial Director at The Economist Intelligence...

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