Saluting Products That Get the Work Done
And the winners are ... well, I don't know the answer, but I do know the finalists in this year's eWeek eXcellence Awards.And the winners are ... well, I dont know the answer, but I do know the finalists in this years eWeek eXcellence Awards. And you, too, can know the finalists by going to "2nd Annual eWeek eXcellence Awards Finalists". This is the second year for the awards, and despite a grumpy economy, we have a strong group of more than 500 products in the competition. If you are looking for signs of strength in the technology business, you need look no further than the finalist list. The finalists represent shipping, enterprise-level products that have made it through one cut by the toughest judges around: our eWeek Labs analysts and our Corporate Partner IT executives. Unlike award programs consisting of beta products cobbled together for one presentation, the eXcellence Awards recognize products that are ready to go to work in your company.
In conjunction with the awards, we donate a portion of each companys contest entry fee to an organization that uses IT to further a worthy cause. Last year, we presented a check to the Starlight Childrens Foundation (www.starlight.org/intl/news/eweeknews.htm), which uses technology to brighten the lives of hospitalized youth. This year, in addition to Starlight, well be supporting Youth Tech Entrepreneurs (www.YTE.org), which works to develop technical entrepreneurship in inner-city high schools.