Our esteemed independent judging panel have selected the finalists for the 2011 Mission-Critical Innovation Awards! Thank-you to everyone that took the time to submit an entry -- we received some really outstanding innovation stories this year in each of the 4 categories. Just goes to show you enterprises continue to embrace the power and efficiencies of mission-critical converged infrastructure and the unstoppable reliability of Itanium-based systems.
As readers of this blog know, the 2011 Mission Critical Innovation Awards are presented by HP and Intel® and recognize leaders in IT for their groundbreaking work developing solutions for mission-critical computing. The program is a worldwide competition culminating in an exclusive awards celebration held the night before HP DISCOVER kicks off in Vienna, Austria -- November 28th. Our videographers will be on site to capture the celebration and we'll also be showing you summaries of our finalists' stories - why the solutions they implemented meet the increasingly tough challenge to deliver always-on resiliency; why their solutions are truly special and innovative; why they are true leaders in their industry!
So without further ado, here are the 4 awards categories and our 3 finalists in each:
MISSION-CRITICAL DATA: Recognizes the success organizations delivered by implementing a database, data warehousing, or line-of-business solution.
> CMC Limited
> Flughafen Wien
CONVERGED DATA CENTER: Recognizes RISC migrations from a proprietary environment to an industry standard, best-of-breed capability based environment, and/or utilizing blade servers for mission-critical computing
HUMANITARIAN/ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT: Recognizes an organization for making a considerable positive impact upon society or the environment.
> Purvis Systems
> University Hospital Health Systems
BEST NEW APPLICATION: Highlights the software solutions being developed on an Itanium platform that best fulfill an industry need
For more details please visit our awards webpage here - http://www.hp.com/go/mcia
Our heartfelt congratulations to all the finalists! Winners will be announced November 28th in Vienna, but stay tuned to our HP mission-critical musings blog over the next few weeks for more info about each of our finalist's submissions. Decide for yourself which company you think should take home the grand prize in each category!