Fourth Annual Excellence Awards

By Stan Gibson  |  Posted 2004-04-05 Print this article Print

Genuinely new; genuinely available; genuinely excellent; genuinely useful. Those are the adjectives that describe the winners in each of the 15 categories in which we judged eWeek's 4th Annual Excellence Awards program.

Genuinely new; genuinely available; genuinely excellent; genuinely useful. Those are the adjectives that describe the winners in each of the 15 categories in which we judged eWeeks 4th Annual Excellence Awards program. As Technology Editor Peter Coffee says in his column this week, usefulness is critical. The winners had to run a gauntlet of skeptical users, the eWeek Corporate Partners—IT pros who daily solve real-world problems at their companies. Most IT infrastructures are heterogeneous to some degree, and, as Coffee points out, AppIQs StorageAuthority Suite won the Enterprise Storage category thanks to its ability to interoperate with gear from multiple vendors. The winners will be honored at a ceremony in New York May 26.
As in the previous three awards competitions, funds collected from the entry fees are donated to charitable organizations that encourage technology use and skill development. Executive Editor Debra Donston reports on last years three recipients: Youth Tech Entrepreneurs, iMentor and Plugged In.
Category Product Vendor
Analytics & Reporting
Celequest 2.0 Activity Suite Celequest Corp. 
Insightful Miner 3.0 Insightful Corp.
Clementine 8.0 SPSS Corp.
Application & Web Services Development
Visual Studio .Net 2003 Microsoft Corp. 
Enterprise Studio for Java 7 Borland Software Corp.
Logidex 2.0 LogicLibrary Inc.
Customer Relationship Management
NetSuite 9.0 NetSuite Inc. 
Allegis eBusiness Suite 7.0 Click Commerce Inc.
Omnify PLM Suite 2.5 Omnify Software
Portals & Knowledge Management
WebSphere Portal 5.0 IBM 
Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 with Windows SharePoint Services Microsoft Corp.
Clustering Engine 4.0 Vivisimo Inc.

Category Product Vendor
Desktop & Handheld Hardware
ThinkPad T Series IBM 
Treo 600 PalmOne Inc.
TravelMate C300 Acer America
e-Business Foundations
Windows Server 2003 Microsoft Corp. 
BEA WebLogic Platform 8.1 BEA Systems Inc.
Sun Java Enterprise System 2003 Sun Microsystems Inc.
Enterprise Collaboration & Messaging
Ultimus BPM Suite 6.0 Ultimus Inc. CoCreate Software
Jabber Extensible Communications Platform 2.7 Jabber Inc.
Enterprise Storage
StorageAuthority Suite 3.0 ApplQ Inc. 
CreekPath Suite 3.0 CreekPath Systems
TotalStorage SAN File System Version 1.1 IBM
IT Quality Assurance Tools
NP-2000 3.0 Network Physics Inc. 
AssetCenter 4.3 Peregrine Systems Inc.
ClearSight Analyzer 3.0 ClearSight Networks
Personal Productivity
Office OneNote 2003 Microsoft 
GoToMyPC Corporate 4.0 Expertcity Inc.
VMware Workstation 4 VMware Inc.
Server Hardware
eServer BladeCenter 8677-2XX, 8842-21X, 8832-21X IBM 
Sun Fire B100s Blade Server Sun Microsystems
HyperBlade Server Cluster based on Advanced Micro Devices Inc.s Opteron processors Appro International Inc.

Category Product Vendor
Networking & Management Tools
PatchLink Update 5.0 PatchLink Corp. 
Operations Manager 5 BladeLogic Inc.
Systems Management Server 2003 Microsoft Corp.
Networking Infrastructure
Airespace Wireless Enterprise Platform 2.0 Airespace Inc. 
Cisco Catalyst 3750, 4500 and 6500 Cisco Systems Inc.
E/X 3250 Enterprise Application Processor (software Version 3.2) Redline Networks Inc.

Category Product Vendor
Authentication & User Management
Identity Management Suite 6.5 Courion Corp.
Windows Rights Management Services 1.0 Microsoft Corp.
Nokia Secure Access System 1.1 Nokia Corp.
Enterprise Resource Protection
UnityOne Intrusion Prevention Appliances 400, 1200 and 2400 TippingPoint Technologies Inc. 
Core Impact 3 Core Security Technologies
QualysGuard Enterprise Qualys Inc.
Stan Gibson is Executive Editor of eWEEK. In addition to taking part in Ziff Davis eSeminars and taking charge of special editorial projects, his columns and editorials appear regularly in both the print and online editions of eWEEK. He is chairman of eWEEK's Editorial Board, which received the 1999 Jesse H. Neal Award of the American Business Press. In ten years at eWEEK, Gibson has served eWEEK (formerly PC Week) as Executive Editor/eBiz Strategies, Deputy News Editor, Networking Editor, Assignment Editor and Department Editor. His Webcast program, 'Take Down,' appeared on He has appeared on many radio and television programs including TechTV, CNBC, PBS, WBZ-Boston, WEVD New York and New England Cable News. Gibson has appeared as keynoter at many conferences, including CAMP Expo, Society for Information Management, and the Technology Managers Forum. A 19-year veteran covering information technology, he was previously News Editor at Communications Week and was Software Editor and Systems Editor at Computerworld.

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