TechWeekEurope wants to write about successes, not failures
IT companies have just one more day to enter TechWeekEurope’s Tech Success Awards.
Today, IT projects are opening up new markets, and helping organisations to address old ones better, using new tools such as cloud computing, big data, and mobile devices. We want to know and celebrate the companies that are not afraid to take risks and try new things, despite the tough economic climate. This is the first time TechWeekEurope is running such an event.
Technology journalists often cover announcements, but they rarely report on the successful completion of IT projects. Unless they fail, in which case the media will be all over the unfortunate IT department. This is why Tech Success Awards were created – to celebrate times when everything goes according to plan.
“Successful tech projects rarely get the visibility and recognition they deserve,” said Charles Ward, chief operating officer at trade association Intellect, the main partner for the awards. “These awards highlight excellence in deployment as evidenced by the impact on the performance of the business. It’s a refreshing perspective because success is all about outcomes.”
To qualify as a Tech Success, an IT project has to be live, and delivered in the UK since May 2011. It has to be innovative, and provide real-world benefits. But most importantly, it must tell a story. We want to hear from the CIOs and IT staff that came up with the idea, scoped it and implemented it.
To be eligible your project should fit one or more of the following categories:
- Big Data
- Open Source
- Public Sector
You can enter in multiple categories, and all the entries will be considered for our main prize for the most innovative project.
The results will be announced in November by a panel of judges including TechWeekEurope editor Peter Judge, deputy editor Tom Brewster, QuoCirca analyst Clive Longbottom, founder of the Open Source Consortium Mark Taylor and Liam Newcombe of Romonet and the BCS Data Centre Specialist Group.
You can find the application form here.
And if you want to know what makes an IT project a Tech Success, you can read our series of articles:
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