V3 has launched its fifth annual Technology Awards, and online entry is now open for technology companies, products and individuals representing the best in the industry.
The awards were launched at an event in Soho on Wednesday evening, attended by winners from previous years as well as 2014 contenders.
The night saw the unveiling of this year’s categories (see below), which cover the business technology spectrum from enterprise mobility and cloud through to best customer project and tech hero. The full list of categories is available below, and you can enter via the online entry form.
You can enter on behalf of your own company or a third party using the entry form. If you are a PR agency entering on behalf of a client, please ensure your client is aware of this before submitting the form.
We have changed the process this year, and entry will now require a written overview of the product, organisation, project or individual you are nominating, of between 100 to 400 words. This information will be used by a panel of V3 technology experts to form the shortlist.
Entrants have the option to submit supporting documents, but when deciding on the shortlist, we will be focused on the entry text, so just tell us what you think it is that makes your product, organisation, project, innovation or individual a worthy winner in the chosen category.
The shortlist will then be shared with our readers – your customers – to vote for their favourites.
As in previous years, the awards are free to enter and you can enter as many categories as you like – we want to encourage as many innovative and successful technology businesses, individuals and projects as possible to highlight their achievements.
However, those organisations that are selected for the shortlist are required to attend the awards and purchase a minimum of two tickets. All shortlisted organisations that commit to attending the awards will be given access to the V3 Technology Awards Shortlist logo, which includes permission to reproduce the logo in any marketing material.
The closing date for entries is Friday 22 August, and reader voting will take place during September. The winners will be unveiled at the V3 Technology Awards 2014 ceremony at The May Fair Hotel, London, on Friday 28 November.
You can view all the 2013 V3 Technology Awards winners and shortlisted organisations here.
For more information on the event, or to book your place, please contact Simeon Atkins on 020 7316 9055 or Simeon.Atkins@incisivemedia.com.
Good luck to all nominees!
Best business smartphone
Best business tablet
Best business laptop
Best mobile app for business
Best BYOD customer project
Best mobile management software
Best business application
Best big data solutions provider
Best business intelligence vendor
Best business social media product
Best enterprise software firm
Best business communications provider
Best network equipment firm
Best video conferencing product
Best business storage
Best Internet of Things solutions provider
Best SMB security product
Best enterprise security product
Best mobile security product
Best identity management product
Best Internet of Things security
Security innovation of the year
Best business security provider
Best virtualisation product
Best cloud service
Best software-as-a-service provider
Best cloud security product
Best cloud storage
Best cloud computing provider
Movers and Shakers
Acquisition of the year
Technology project of the year
Customer project of the year
Technology hero of the year
Technology innovator of the year
Product of the year