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As the temperature dips to pleasant levels once more, and the nights start drawing in, it can only mean one thing - ACN's regular IT Managers of the Year list is imminent.

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By  Administrator Published  November 4, 2007

As the temperature dips to pleasant levels once more, and the nights start drawing in, it can only mean one thing - ACN's regular IT Managers of the Year list is imminent.

This January we will once again reveal the region's very best CIOs, IT directors and IT managers, who will join the exclusive ranks of previous IT professionals.

But this time, we're adding a twist - we want to hear your suggestions for IT managers of the year.

This won't be a formal competition - the ACN team has only just recovered from the Arab Technology Awards - but we are opening the floor to hear about any IT professionals in the region worthy of recognition.

The ACN editorial team will look at all the names that come in, and will undertake its own research on the most promising candidates. As we're expecting a large number of names, we can't guarantee to contact everyone who submits an IT manager, but we'll do our best.

You can write with your suggestions to ACN@itp.com, with the subject line ‘IT Managers of the Year' - but before you do, we recommend reading our suggestions for making your contribution count:

Tell us why your candidate should be one of our IT managers of the year - include some information about the IT manager, including career history, expertise, major projects he or she has been involved with, and so on. Don't just send a name - it will likely go straight into the recycle bin.

Describe your candidate and their achievements - don't simply list every single project or qualification your IT manager has done or attained, but go into detail on why a particular project was good, or what effect your candidate had on the business.

Don't go overboard - the ACN team will not be impressed by gushing platitudes and hyperbole. Keep any suggestions level and based on reality. Also, don't rely on a pretty picture swaying the ACN team - although high-resolution photographs are welcome for publication purposes.

Make sure your candidate is eligible for the list - the ACN IT Managers of the Year list is open to any IT decision makers currently working in the Middle East and North Africa region. This does not include anyone employed by vendors, service providers or integrators, unless he or she is responsible for selecting and deploying IT systems for the internal use of their organisation.

Any suggestions need to reach us by Sunday 9 December, as we will be finalising the list after this point. As ever, the Editor's decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into. If you have any questions, please contact the Editor at ACN@itp.com.

The list will be published in the January issue of ACN - until then, the search is on...

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