2nd Annual eWEEK eXcellence Awards: Finalists

The eWEEK eXcellence Awards provide a benchmark for IT, showcasing some of the best and most innovative products released in 2001. The winners will be published here and in the March 4 issue of eWEEK.

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 provide 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 here and in the March 4 issue of eWEEK. Find more information about the awards program.
Business Management: Analytics & Reporting
Adaytum Inc. e.Planning 2.0 Planning, forecasting and budgeting/reporting suite
Informatica Corp. Informatica Applications 5 Data integration platform with analytic applications
MicroStrategy Inc. MicroStrategy 7.1.3 Business intelligence application platform
Business Management: Application & Web Services Development
Iona Technologies plc. IONA Orbix E2A Web Services Platform 1.0 Web services integration platform
Microsoft Corp. Visual Studio.Net Family 1.0 Web services development tool suite
Rational Software Corp. Rational ClearCase 2002 Software configuration management system
Business Management: Customer Relationship Management
Applix Inc. Applix iCRM 8.2 Collaborative CRM and analytics systems
E.piphany Inc. E.piphany Service CRM service-based
RightNow Technologies Inc. RightNow Web eService Center 5.0 Web-based customer service system
Business Management: Portals & Knowledge Management
Epicentric Inc. Epicentric Foundation Server 4.0 Enterprise information portal
IBM IBM WebSphere Portal 2.0 Enterprise information portal
Microsoft Corp. SharePoint Portal Server 2001 Knowledge management portal
Infrastructure: Desktop & Handheld Hardware
Handspring Inc. Handspring Treo 180 Smartphone
NEC Computers Inc. MobilePro P300 Handheld computer
Tandberg TANDBERG 1000 Integrated videoconferencing system
Infrastructure: e-Business Foundations
BroadVision Inc. BroadVision Retail Commerce 6.0 Web-based storefront
IBM WebSphere Application Server 4.0 Application server
Percussion Software Inc. Rhythmyx Content Manager 4.0 Content-management system
Infrastructure: Enterprise Collaboration & Messaging
Cardiff Software Inc. LiquidOffice eForm Management System 2.0 Document-management system
FaceTime Communications Inc. FaceTime IM Auditor 1.2 Instant messaging management system
iConverse Inc. iConverse Adaptix 1.0 Mobile app development platform
Infrastructure: IT Quality Assurance Tools
Hewlett-Packard Co. HP OpenView Service Desk 4.0 Service management system
Rational Software Corp. Rational Test Suite TestStudio 2002 Application performance/testing system
WildPackets Inc. EtherPeek NX Network management tool
Infrastructure: Personal Productivity
GoAmerica Communications Corp. Mobile Office Wireless middleware service
Microsoft Corp. Windows XP Desktop operating system
vVault Inc. vVault Direct Desktop Access 3.0 Mobile desktop access system
Infrastructure: Server Hardware
Fujitsu Technology Solutions Inc. PrimePower 2000 High-end server system
IBM eServer p690 High-end server system
Sun Microsystems Inc. Sun Fire 15K High-end server system
Infrastructure: Storage
EMC Corp. EMC WideSky 1.0 Storage management package
Hewlett-Packard Co. HP OpenView Storage Allocator Storage virtualization software
IBM TotalStorage IP Storage iSCSI-based storage system
Networking: Networking Infrastructure
Alcatel OmniPCX 4400 4.1.1 IP-PBX call server
Cisco Systems Inc. Cisco Emergency Responder 1.1 E-911 management software
Top Layer Networks Inc. IDS Balancer 1.1 Traffic load distributor
Networking & Management Tools
Dirig Software Inc. Fenway 1.1 Server performance manager
IBM ImageUltra PC system image management system
NetIQ Corp. Administration Suite 1.0 Windows NT/2000 management
Security: Authentication & User Management
BioNetrix Systems Corp. BioNetrix Authentication Suite 4.1 User authentication and management server
RSA Security Inc. RSA ClearTrust User authentication and management server
Waveset Technologies Inc. Waveset Lighthouse 1.6 User authentication and management server
Security: Enterprise Resource Protection
InfoExpress Inc. CyberGatekeeper Suite 1.0 Security policy management system
NFR Security Inc. NFR Network Intrusion Detection-200 (NID-200) 1.1 Intrusion detection system
Sanctum Inc. AppScan 2.5 Web application security testing tool