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4 Ways to Win IT Awards in The 2013 American Business Awards

Posted by Liz Dean on Tue, Nov 06, 2012 @ 01:29 PM

As the first early-bird entry deadline for The 11th Annual American Business Awards, the premier business awards program in the U.S.A., approaches on Friday, November 16, we'd like to help you recognize your organization's achievements by highlighting our IT awards categories. If you haven't already done so, you can request your entry kit here and you will receive it right away.

The 2013 ABA IT award categories are:The Stevie Awards

Information to be submitted online for entries in these categories include:

  • An essay of up to 525 words describing the nominee's accomplishments since January 1 2012,
  • A biography of the nominee or the leader of the nominated department or team of up to 125 words, and
  • Optional (but highly recommended), a collection of supporting files and web addresses that you may upload to our server to support your entry and provide more background information to the judges.

To help make the most out of your entries, we suggest reviewing the 2012 Gold information technology awards winners:

Want more ways to highlight your organization's IT efforts? We have several corporate awards categories that may be of interest including: app awards, live event awards, video awards, and website awards.

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4 Tips for Winning IT Awards in The 2012 International Business Awards

Posted by Liz Dean on Wed, May 30, 2012 @ 01:54 PM

As the final entry deadline for The 2012 International Business Awards, the world's premier business awards competition, approaches on 27 June, we wanted to provide you with several tips for submitting winning IT awards entries. (If you haven't yet done so, you can request your entry kit here.)

To make the most out of your IT award entries, we suggest the following tips:

1. Review the corporate awards categories.

There are three award categories that are specifically labeled as information technology The Stevie Awardsawards:

  • Information Technology Department of the Year
  • Information Technology Team of the Year
  • Information Technology Executive of the Year

We have several other award categories that may be of interest to IT professionals including our website awards categories, app awards categories, video awards categories, and live event awards categories.

2. Review the entry submission criteria.
Information to be submitted online for these categories include:

  1. An essay of up to 500 words describing the nominee's accomplishments since January 1 2011
  2. A biography of the nominee or the leader of the nominated department or team of up to 100 words
  3. Optional (but highly recommended), a collection of supporting files and web addresses that you may upload to our server to support your entry and provide more background information to the judges

3. Download our 10 Tips for Winning Technology Awards tipsheet. 
Our tipsheet will provide helpful tips and tools for making the most out of your entries

4. Review past winners' entries.
The 8th Annual International Business Awards were presented in October 2011 in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates. 2011 IT award honorees included Quality Systems, Inc., PetRays, and Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters.

Winners of the competition will be celebrated at the ninth annual awards banquet on Monday, 15 October at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Seoul, South Korea.

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3 IT Awards Categories in The 2012 International Business Awards

Posted by Liz Dean on Mon, May 07, 2012 @ 09:42 AM

The entry deadline for The 2012 International Business Awards, the world's premier business awards competition is quickly approaching on 16 May. (All individuals and organizations worldwide may submit nominations to The International Business Awards. If you haven't already done so, you can request your entry kit today.) Here we highlight three IT awards categories to help showcase your organization's emerging technology successes.

2012 IBA IT award categories include:

  1. Information Technology Department of the YearInternational Business Awards
  2. Information Technology Team of the Year
  3. Information Technology Executive of the Year

Information to be submitted online for entries in these categories include:

  • An essay of up to 500 words describing the nominee's accomplishments since January 1 2011,
  • A biography of the nominee or the leader of the nominated department or team of up to 100 words, and
  • Optional (but highly recommended), a collection of supporting files and web addresses that you may upload to our server to support your entry and provide more background information to the judges.

The 8th Annual International Business Awards were presented in October 2011 in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates. 2011 information technology awards winners included PetRays, Quality Systems, Inc., and Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters.

Entries submitted after 16 May, through the final entry deadline of 27 June, will be assessed a late fee in addition to any entry fee. 2012 Finalists will be announced late July and 2012 IBA winners will be announced at the Seoul, South Korea awards ceremony on 15 October. Click here to see the complete IBA calendar.

Want more ways to highlight your organization's IT efforts? We have several corporate awards categories that may be of interest including: app awards, live event awards, video awards, and website awards.

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4 IT Awards Categories to Be Honored at The 2012 American Business Awards

Posted by Liz Dean on Fri, Apr 20, 2012 @ 10:46 AM

As the entry deadline for The 2012 (10th Annual) American Business Awards, the premier business awards program in the U.S.A., quickly approaches on Wednesday, April 25,  we'd like to help you recognize your organization's achievements by highlighting our IT awards categories. If you haven't already done so, you can request your entry kit here and you will receive it right away.

The 2012 ABA IT award categories are:The Stevie Awards

Information to be submitted online for entries in these categories include:

  • An essay of up to 500 words describing the nominee's accomplishments since January 1 2011,
  • A biography of the nominee or the leader of the nominated department or team of up to 100 words, and
  • Optional (but highly recommended), a collection of supporting files and web addresses that you may upload to our server to support your entry and provide more background information to the judges.

The following departments, teams, and individuals were honored with information technology awards at the 2011 ABAs:

2012 ABA Finalists will be announced mid-May and the 10th Annual award winners will be announced at our tech awards ceremony in San Francisco on September 17th at the Julia Morgan Ballroom.

Want more ways to highlight your organization's IT efforts? We have several corporate awards categories that may be of interest including: app awards, live event awards, video awards, and website awards.

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How a Technology Innovation Winner Helps Reduce Crime in the UAE

Posted by Liz Dean on Fri, Mar 23, 2012 @ 04:40 PM

Abu Dhabi Police - General Headquarters of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, won a StevieĀ® Award for IT Team of the Year in the information technology award categories of The 2011 International Business Awards, the world's premier business awards program. (The 2012 IBAs are now open for entries. Request your entry kit here and submit entries by the April 11 early-bird deadline for discounted entry fees.) Here we look at how the IT award winning team transformed the Abu Dhabi Police's (ADP) communications system.

Abu Dhabi PoliceThe Problem
Abu Dhabi Police's communication system was no longer keeping up with current security and emerging technology demands, leading to increased security risks. ADP's communication system had limited coverage, a lack of integration across all of Abu Dhabi, and an inadequate information security system, causing information leaks due to eavesdropping on police conversations.

The Project
The IT awards winning team, composed of four members with no less than ten years experience and previous knowledge of the current system, was given the task of updating ADP's system. The four had to research various solutions, select the best system, and monitor all of its development and operations.  The new system had to meet technology innovations including:

  • Ability of reducing processing time and increasing customer satisfaction,
  • Coverage of the Emirate's land and sea (95% coverage was initially targeted), and
  • Security for the protection of Police Operations privacy.

The Solution
After several inquiries and significant research, the tech awards winner decided to introduce TErrestrial Trunked RAdio (TETRA) as ADP's new communications system. TETRA's capabilities include:

  • Collective voice communications,
  • Wireless telephony, and
  • Data services.

The Results
Through ADP's introduction of TETRA, the communications system has become the first integrated wireless system in the Arab world. TETRA has contributed to better crime control and safer roads - advancing the UAE to the 11th most reliable police force in the world according to the 2011 World Economic Report. ADP's TETRA system has helped the police force in several ways, including:

  • Automatically identifying the location of the police patrols and the person making the call.
  • Automatically identifying the location of chased cars and illegal drivers.
  • Allowing decisions to be made on site without having to be in the command and control center.
  • Enabling coordination between paramedics and victims.

Other benefits include:

  • The TETRA communication system is a cost-effective system reducing maintenance costs by 32.9%
  • TETRA has contributed to higher customer satisfaction:

            o  Customer satisfaction with the security levels reached 94.8%
            o  Satisfaction of businessmen with the security levels reached 97.5%

  • Crimes per 1,000 residents was reduced to 0.6 %
  • Percentage of solved crimes reached 96.6%
  • Current coverage: 98% of Abu Dhabi
  • Since its implementation, there have been 0 security violations
  • Satisfaction with the clarity of the voice is 100%
  • Availability of communication channels when calling: 98.47%

About Abu Dhabi Police
The Abu Dhabi Police - General Headquarters is located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The police department strives to make a safer society by preserving stability, reducing crime and contributing justice to the general public. The force values are integrity, honesty and respect for all human rights. The force serves with responsibility, tact, kindness and promotes teamwork and recognition of the contributions of both individuals and teams on the force.

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Technology Awards Winner Anyck Turgeon Named CEO of CoreClean

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Mon, Nov 22, 2010 @ 07:11 PM

Anyck TurgeonCongrats to 2010 Stevie winner Anyck Turgeon, winner of the 2010 Stevie Award for IT Executive of the Year in IT awards categories of The 2010 International Business Awards, on being named Chief Executive Officer and Chief of Information Strategy and Security of CoreClean Group.

Read the full-text of Anyck's Stevie-winning nomination here.  Anyck won the award for her work as Chief of Information Strategy and Security with Crossroads Systems of Austin, Texas.

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