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Frost & Sullivan: Innovators Globally Continue to Submit CIO Impact Award Nomination Entries

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan will present the CIO Impact Awards honoring enterprise teams and top executives that enable breakthrough new business models and strategies through the use of transformative technologies during the 3(rd) Annual ConNEXTions 2014: A Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange. The event will be held on Feb. 8-10, 2015 in San Francisco, Calif. Companies are encouraged to submit nominations on behalf of their information technology teams or clients by Sept. 12, 2014 at

CIO Impact Award nominees, award winners, and other senior-level information technology executives will come together for participant-driven sessions and a CIO Impact Awards Gala. The selected CIO Impact Award winners will have demonstrated and be honored in the following categories:

    --  Enterprise Social Networking: Those that have leveraged a variety of
        social networking tools and platforms to enable internal collaboration
        and decision-making or to connect with and better understand and serve
        their customers' needs.
    --  Advanced Software Development: Winners must have achieved competitive
        advantage and delivered outstanding customer value by successfully
        embracing cutting-edge software development tools and techniques.
    --  Advanced Analytics and Big Data: The recipients will have earned
        competitive advantage through effective collection, management, and
        analysis of large volumes of enterprise and market data from a wide
        variety of sources, from traditional transactions to customer
        interactions and data generated through the Internet of Things.
    --  Enterprise Architecture: Winners will have successfully aligned their
        organization's IT architecture roadmap with their enterprise's overall
        strategic direction.
    --  Mobility: Those selected will have collaborated closely with
        line-of-business executives to define effective, flexible governance
        programs and deploy applications that demonstrate the vast potential of
        mobile technologies delivering measurable business value.
    --  Cloud Computing: Recipients will have aggressively embraced public or
        private cloud computing paradigms providing reduced costs, increased
        agility, greater scalability, improved standardization of IT services,
        and transformed the role of the IT organization.
    --  Unified Communications and Collaboration: Winners gained tangible
        benefits from platforms and technologies that support the integrated,
        unified delivery and management of communication services, such as
        instant messaging, telephony, presence information, video conferencing,
        data sharing, as well as messaging services, such as voicemail and
    --  Data and Network Resilience: Recipients will have taken cost-effective
        steps to assure that the networks, information systems, and technologies
        that their enterprises use are continuously available, high performing,
        and secure.

Furthermore, the CIO Impact Awards will honor two CIO Innovators of the Year. These will be CIOs whose teams had the most positive impact on their enterprises' strategic innovation.

Those that may submit a nomination include:

    --  Small, medium and large size companies located anywhere in the world,
        provided they have an information technology function;
    --  Public relations companies and agencies on behalf of their clients;
    --  Technology providers on behalf of their clients;
    --  Consultants on behalf of their clients

The nominees will be judged on the following criteria:

    --  Process Impact: Did the project transform key processes and allow the
        company to add value in new ways?
    --  Business Impact: Did the project deliver measurable bottom-line business
        benefits that met or exceeded expectations?
    --  IT/Business Alignment: Has the project enabled the company's overall
        business strategy? Does the project demonstrate strategic alignment
        between the IT function and the business?
    --  Use of Technology: Does the project reflect the use of appropriate and
        cost-effective transformational technologies to provide maximum business

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