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CIO Impact Award Categories:
IT teams describe nominee’s outstanding projects using this nomination form. Each nomination is entered into one of these six technology-specific categories and evaluated by a panel of expert judges. All six categories are for outstanding projects completed by an enterprise IT team. CIO Impact Award winners will be those projects receiving the highest scores from the judges. There will be several winners in each category:
Enterprise Architecture Award:
Winners in this category will have successfully aligned their organization’s IT architecture roadmap with their enterprise’s overall strategic direction. This alignment will have resulted in a holistic approach to setting IT investment priorities and programs to put into place core IT infrastructure elements such as fast, flexible networks, compute and storage resources, and enterprise applications that enable the rapid evolution of business strategy necessary to meet dynamic market challenges.
Winners in this category will have collaborated closely with line-of-business executives to define effective, flexible governance programs and to deploy devices and applications that demonstrate the vast potential of mobile technologies to deliver measurable business value. Winning projects will, for example, have used mobile technologies to enable improved internal communication; to support rapid, information-based decisions; and to enhance customer satisfaction; and to create smart products and services.
Cloud Computing Award:
Winners in this category will have aggressively embraced public or private cloud computing paradigms to deliver reduced costs, increased agility, greater scalability, improved standardization of IT services, and to transform the role if the IT organization. Winning projects for example, will use location-independent cloud services to deliver consistent application services, enhancing the proliferation of best practices among divisions of globally-distributed enterprises.
Unified Communications and Collaboration Award:
Winners in this category will have gained tangible benefits from platforms and technologies that support the integrated, unified delivery and management of communication services such as instant messaging, telephony, presence information, video conferencing, data sharing as well as messaging services such as voice mail, and e-mail. Winning projects, for example, will have used unified communications to increase enterprise agility and collaboration, ultimately enhancing innovation and customer value.
Data and Network Resilience Award:
Winners in this category will have taken cost-effective steps to assure that the networks, information systems and technologies on which their enterprises depend are continuously available, high performing, and secure. Successful projects, for example, will have embraced virtualization, security, disaster recovery, and storage optimization processes and technologies to assure that critical IT resources are always on, always secure, and able to meet the evolving needs of the business.
Advanced Analytics and Big Data Award:
Winners in this category will have achieved competitive advantage through the effective collection, management, and analysis of large volumes of enterprise and market data. Successful projects, for example, will have enabled enterprise agility and enhanced decision-making by providing real-time visibility in to critically important internal performance metrics or insights into important market trends.
CIO Innovators of the Year:
Winners in this category will have distinguished themselves by leading teams that, in adaptive and cost-effective ways, deliver projects that leverage transformative technologies to enable breakthrough new business processes and business models. Two CIO Innovators of the Year will be selected from among CIO Impact Award winners, one from a large enterprise, and one from a small-to-medium-size enterprise.