2nd Annual eWeek eXcellence Awards: Finalists

The 2nd annual eWeek eXcellence Awards program provides a benchmark for IT, showcasing some of the best and most innovative products released in 2001-that is, some of the safest technology bets.

Perhaps at no other time has it been more difficult for technology vendors to ply their wares. Products and services had better be faster, smarter, more secure, more capable and more cost-efficient if corporate IT is going to dedicate part of its tightly bound budget to them. The 2nd annual eWeek eXcellence Awards program provides a benchmark for IT, showcasing some of the best and most innovative products released in 2001—that is, some of the safest technology bets. Products entered into the eXcellence Awards program are evaluated by a panel of experts including eWeek Labs analysts and eWeek Corporate Partners. The winners will be published in the March 4 issue.

Business Management: Analytics & Reporting

Adaytum Inc.

e.Planning 2.0

Informatica Corp.

Informatica Applications 5

MicroStrategy Inc.

MicroStrategy 7.1.3

Business Management: Application & Web Services Development

Iona Technologies plc.

IONA Orbix E2A Web Services Platform 1.0

Microsoft Corp.

Visual Studio.Net Family 1.0

Rational Software Corp.

Rational ClearCase 2002

Business Management: Customer Relationship Management

Applix Inc.

Applix iCRM 8.2

E.piphany Inc.

E.piphany Service

RightNow Technologies Inc.

RightNow Web eService Center 5.0

Business Management: Portals & Knowledge Management

Epicentric Inc.

Epicentric Foundation Server 4.0


IBM WebSphere Portal 2.0

Microsoft Corp.

SharePoint Portal Server 2001

Infrastructure: Desktop & Handheld Hardware

Handspring Inc.

Handspring Treo 180

NEC Computers Inc.

MobilePro P300



Infrastructure: e-Business Foundations

BroadVision Inc.

BroadVision Retail Commerce 6.0


WebSphere Application Server 4.0

Percussion Software Inc.

Rythmyx Content Manager 4.0

Infrastructure: Enterprise Collaboration & Messaging

Cardiff Software Inc.

LiquidOffice eForm Management System 2.0

FaceTime Comm. Inc.

FaceTime IM Auditor 1.2

iConverse Inc.

iConverse Adaptix 1.0

Infrastructure: IT Quality Assurance Tools

Hewlett-Packard Co.

HP OpenView Service Desk 4.0

Rational Software Corp.

Rational Test Suite TestStudio 2002

WildPackets Inc.

EtherPeek NX

Infrastructure: Personal Productivity

GoAmerica Comm. Corp.

Mobile Office

Microsoft Corp.

Windows XP

vVault Inc.

vVault Direct Desktop Access 3.0

Infrastructure: Server Hardware

Fujitsu Tech. Solutions Inc.

PrimePower 2000


eServer p690

Sun Microsystems Inc.

Sun Fire 15K

Infrastructure: Storage

EMC Corp.

EMC WideSky 1.0

Hewlett-Packard Co.

HP OpenView Storage Allocator


TotalStorage IP Storage

Networking: Networking Infrastructure


OmniPCX 4400 4.1.1

Cisco Systems Inc.

Cisco Emergency Responder 1.1

Top Layer Networks Inc.

IDS Balancer 1.1

Networking: Networking & Management Tools

Dirig Software Inc.

Fenway 1.1



NetIQ Corp.

Administration Suite 1.0

Security: Authentication & User Management

BioNetrix Systems Corp.

BioNetrix Authentication Suite 4.1

RSA Security Inc.

RSA ClearTrust 4.6.1

Waveset Technologies Inc.

Waveset Lighthouse 1.6

Security: Enterprise Resource Protection

InfoExpress Inc.

CyberGatekeeper Suite 1.0

NFR Security Inc.

NFR Network Intrusion Detection-200 1.1

Sanctum Inc.

AppScan 2.5