Fifth Annual Excellence Awards: The Finalists
The finalists in this year's eWEEK Excellence Awards reflect a mix of big and small vendors and old-guard and upstart products, as well as some interesting technology trends.The finalists in this years eWEEK Excellence Awards reflect a mix of big and small vendors and old-guard and upstart products, as well as some interesting technology trends. We started accepting entries for our fifth annual program in November. The program was open to any enterprise product or service that had been announced in 2004 and that would be available before March 31, 2005.
The initial categorization of entries was performed by eWEEK Labs, and we determined a need this year to expand the number of categories weve used in the past. Regulatory mandates, the need for a broader application of security technologies and a more integrated business environment are just some of the forces that have combined to create more stringent and more multidisciplinary technology demands.