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The NME Innovation Awards take place this month. Will your name be called?

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By  Sean Robson Published  April 20, 2009

May is a special month for NME as we present the 2009 NME Innovation Awards. The nominations process for an event like this is always an anxious one as the initial responses amount to a trickle of entries but I am happy to say that this year has seen a veritable stream of entries emerge.

Not only are the categories choc-a-bloc but the quality of entry is of an extremely high standard. The world in general and the IT environment may be going through a period of great uncertainty but vendors and end-users in the region remain committed to keeping standards high and expectations even higher.

Even amidst the uncertainties that exist, enterprises continue to move forward and they rely to an increasing level on the expertise and dynamic input of the IT departments to drive business forward.

Looking through the entries indicates that even though investments are under more scrutiny than ever before by regional enterprises, they are still going ahead. Best practices and compliance are being considered and implemented more often then ever before and never before has return on investment and business orientated drivers been more important.

The entries for last year’s awards saw a number of small niche players throw their hats into the ring and this year is no different. While the usual heavy hitters remain committed to the region a number of the smaller (only in size, not in ambition) vendors and distributors have carved substantial shares in the market.

They are to be lauded for the high quality projects and solutions they provide together with the enthusiasm and drive they have shown in participating in the Innovation Awards.

No matter how big or small the company, no matter the cost of the implementation or the scale each one of our entries has been judged on its merits and each stands an equal opportunity of emerging victorious on the night.

From successful implementations all the way through to extensive products ranges and the blue chip categories of Networking Professional of the Year the standard of entries is remarkably high. Judged by an expert panel the entries will all have been carefully scrutinised and considered before a decision is reached.

The event which will take place on the 18th of May at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Dubai will be a gala occasion to celebrate these fine men and their work while offering the region’s leading users and vendors the opportunity to come together and discuss the future of networking in the region.

I for one cannot wait. See you there.

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