Innovators honoured at Cloud Awards

Cloud computing took centre stage at GITEX

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Innovators honoured at Cloud Awards The winners of the inaugural Cloud Awards were named at a ceremony yesterday.
By Staff Writer Published  October 22, 2013

Cloud computing took centre stage at GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK yesterday, with a series of cutting-edge projects and innovations recognised at the inaugural Cloud Awards.

A highlight of yesterday’s Cloud Confex, the Cloud Awards celebrated winners in five distinct categories based on innovation, integration, functionality, value, usability and scalability credentials.

The winners were selected from a field of over 100 entries by an expert panel comprising Todd Thibodeaux, president and chief executive officer of IT Industry Association COMPTIA; Daniele Catteddu, managing director EMEA, Cloud Security Alliance; and Kuldeep Bhatnagar, IT advisor, Environment Agency, Government of Abu Dhabi.

Best Cloud Security Implementation was won by the UAE’s Mubadala Development Company, with runners up from Axa Insurance and Etihad Etisalat (Mobily).

National Bank of Abu Dhabi claimed the top spot in the Big Data Infrastructure Project category, ahead of runners up Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) and Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority.

Abu Dhabi Police’s GIS Centre for Security emerged as the winner in the Best Government Implementation category.

Oman’s Information Technology Authority and the UAE’s Masdar City were runners up.

The UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority was crowned champion in the Best Virtualisation Solutions Implementation category ahead of runners up GASCO and the UAE’s Ministry of Economy.

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