Top networking professionals honoured by NME
Tariq Al Hawi from AECert awarded Networking Professional of the Year Award
Top networking professionals and vendors from across the Middle East region gathered last night for the Network Middle East magazine's eighth annual Network Middle East Innovation Awards.
These awards, held at the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray in Dubai, paid homage to the best networking vendors, professionals and network implementations of 2012 and just 20 hotly contested awards were given out on the night.
Each award was carefully judged by a handful of carefully selected vendor-neutral networking professionals from across the Middle East and beyond.
Highlights of the night included the Networking Professional of the Year Award, which was won by Tariq Al hawi from AECert for his immense contribution to the UAE's development and progress on the technology front. Al Hawi won the award by a unanimous judges' decision.
The full list of winners:
Best Data Centre Project of the Year - eHosting DataFort
Best Fixed Networking Implementation Project of the Year - TAMKEEN, Saudi Airlines
Best Security Implementation Project of the Year - Dubai Municipality Firewall Consolidation and Upgrade Project
Best Wireless Implementation of the Year - General Civil Aviation Authority
Best Storage Implementation of the Year - Department of Finance (DoF) - Abu Dhabi
Best Fixed Networking Vendor of the Year - Brocade Communications
Best Managed Service Provider of the Year - Injazat Data Systems
Best Networking Distributor of the Year - Optimus Technology and Telecommunications
Best Networking Vendor of the Year - Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
Best Storage Vendor of the Year - EMC
Best Security Solution Vendor of the Year - Symantec
Best Security Appliance of the Year - Cyberoam
Best Cabling Vendor of the Year - Commscope
Best Network Management Vendor of the Year - Infovista
Best Wireless Networking Vendor of the Year - Cisco
Best Systems Integrator of the Year - help AG
Best Telephony Vendor of the Year - Avaya
Editor's Choice Awards:
Best Project Innovation of the Year - Outdoor Wireless Networking Solution - Prologix
Best Value Added Distributor Initiative of the Year - FVC
Networking Professional of the Year - Tariq Al Hawi