NME Innovation Awards honours networking leaders

NME Innovation Awards 2010 presented to best companies and individuals in the Middle East

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NME Innovation Awards honours networking leaders The winners of the NME Innovation Awards 2010. (ITP Images)
By  Mark Sutton Published  June 2, 2010

The leading individuals and companies from the Middle East IT networking sector were honoured last night, at the Network Middle East Innovation Awards 2010.

Nearly 200 IT managers, vendors, channel partners and service providers attended the awards, which recognized the best projects, individuals and companies operating in the IT infrastructure sector in the region.

The awards, which are now in their sixth year, were presented at a gala dinner, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Dubai. From a very strong field of nominees, some of the highlights were the Networking Professional of the Year award, which went to Bas Wijne of Orbit Showtime Network, project awards for Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, RTA Authority and the Department of Finance, Abu Dhabi Government, and HP taking home the award for Networking Vendor of the Year.

 

"The NME Innovation awards are the longest running awards for the networking sector in the Middle East, and they represent the very best that the region has to offer. The quality of the projects that were nominated, and of the companies and individuals, stand as proof of the levels of expertise and professional standards that are to be found in the industry today," said Natasha Pendleton, publisher of ITP Technology group. "I would like to congratulate all of the winners, and to thank our sponsors for their support."

The full list of winners:

Implementation Awards

Best Wireless Implementation

Yas Marina Circuit

Best Fixed Network Implementation

Roads and Transport Authority, Dubai

Best Data Centre/ Storage Deployment

Department of Finance, Abu Dhabi Government

Best security implementation

ITE Distribution

Company Awards

Best Fixed Networking Solution Range

Alcatel-Lucent

Best Wireless Solution Range

Meru Networks

Best Storage Solution Range

EMC

Best Cabling Solution Range

Leviton

Best Enterprise Telephony Range

Avaya

Best Data Centre Security Solution Range

Cisco Systems

Best Security Appliance Range

Cyberoam

Best Security Application Range

Kaspersky Lab

Best Network Management/ Data Management Solution Range

Symantec

Channel Awards

Best Systems Integrator in the Middle East

Alpha Data

Best Networking Distributor in the Middle East

Westcon Middle East

Individual Awards

Networking Professional of the Year

Bas Wijne, OSN

Networking Vendor of the Year

HP

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