NME Awards 2011 honours networking leaders
Annual awards celebrates achievements in region's networking industry
The successes of the region's networking industry were celebrated on Wednesday at Network Middle East's seventh annual Innovation Awards.
The event, held last night alongside a gala dinner at Dubai's Grosvenor House hotel, attracted networking professionals from across the vendor, customer and channel partner landscapes, where they were recognised for their achievements and commitment to the regional industry over the last year.
Accolades at the NME Innovation Awards, the longest-running of its kind in the Middle East, were handed down to for the best technology providers, professionals and projects in the region.
Highlights during the evening included: Fijo George of Dubai's RTA walking away with the Networking Professional of the Year award, HP Networks picking up the prize for Networking Vendor of the Year, and Orbit Showtime Network collecting the gong for Best Data Centre Project.
"The Network Middle East Innovation Awards showcase the region's foremost networking projects, vendors and professionals. The quality of entrants for this year's awards was stronger than ever, plainly illustrating the Middle East's status as a centre of innovation in ICT and networking," said Walid Akawi, CEO, ITP Publishing.
"Those whose industry achievements were recognised this year included providers working to forge innovative new technologies, CIOs leveraging networks in order to gain a competitive edge, and individuals who have led some of the most ambitious IT projects seen over the last 12 months. I and the ITP directors would like to congratulate all of our winners, and thank our sponsors for their support."
The full list of winners:
Best Wireless Implementation
Abu Dhabi Education Council
Best Fixed Network Implementation
Perma-Pipe Middle East
Best Storage Implementation
Best Security Implementation
Best Data Centre Project
Orbit Showtime Network
Best Systems Integrator
BIOS Middle East
Best Managed Services Provider
Best Networking Distributor
Network Value Added Distributor
Best IP Telephony Range
Best Storage Range
Network Management Solution Range
Best On-Site Security Range
Best Data Centre Security Range
Best Security Appliance Range
Best Fixed Networking Range
Best Wireless Networking Range
Networking Vendor of the Year
Networking Professional of the Year
Fijo George, RTA