Nominations Open for CompTIA SoftwareCEO Innovation Awards

March 22, 2009 at 8:33 pm Leave a comment

CompTIA, an IT trade association, announced that nominations are now being accepted for the third annual CompTIA SoftwareCEO Software Innovation Awards, which recognize accomplishments in bringing innovative software products and new business models to market. Software companies, software service providers and companies serving the software industry are eligible for the awards.

Nominations are being accepted through March 31, 2009.

“The software industry is driven by innovation,” said Robert Biddle, publisher of CompTIA SoftwareCEO. “But software innovation is more than just ideas. It’s the ability to develop those ideas and make them work in the market. Innovative product offerings and business models are essential for our industry’s future growth and vitality. We’re pleased to recognize the best of the best with the 2009 CompTIA SoftwareCEO Software Innovation Awards.”

In 2008, more than 90 nominations were submitted and 13 companies won awards in categories such as most innovative enterprise software, most innovative general business software and most innovative service or business model.

Criteria for the 2009 CompTIA Software CEO Software Innovation Awards include:

• Scope – What business problem or opportunity does the innovation address?

• Impact – What practical results (sales, users, profits) has the innovation had on a software product or the software industry?

• Novelty – How does the innovation break with traditional ideas or processes?

A panel of industry experts will evaluate the nominations and determine finalists and CompTIA SoftwareCEO Software Innovation Award winners.

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