NEC Server Takes Best of Show

eWEEK and PC Magazine editors and labs staffs teamed to pick the most compelling products exhibited at show.

(Clockwise from top) At CeBIT America in New York last month, a standing-room-only crowd gathered on the show floor for the announcement of the Best of CeBIT winners. (For a list of all the winners and finalists, go to * CeBIT America Vice President Bill Sell (left) congratulates NEC Solutions (America) Inc. Senior Vice President Larry Sheffield (center) and Senior Marketing Director Mike Mitsch on receiving best Enterprise IT Hardware and overall Best of Show honors for the Xeon-based Express5800/320Lb high-availability server.

* Representatives of (from left) Fujitsu Ltd., Exact Software and Siemens AG celebrate their awards for, respectively, best PC (the LifeBook P5000 ultraportable notebook), best Enterprise Application (the Exact e-Synergy business process management suite) and best Enterprise Platform Software (the OpenScape communications platform). * The winner in the Personal Software category was Shortcut Software Development B.V.s S-Spline Pro digital image enhancement utility. * Final judging took place at Ziff Davis Media Inc.s New York offices. eWEEK Labs took the lead on the programs six enterprise categories, while PC Magazine judged products for the six personal and desktop computing categories. * Handspring Inc.s Treo 600 was the winner in the Wireless and Mobile Devices category.