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Nominations are based on the following descriptions; please indicate the category in which you wish to nominate your company.
Innovative small and midsize companies (100-1,000 employees) that have transformed IT into a competitive asset, enabling their organizations to drive and respond quickly to business growth, while doing more with less for cost-efficient operation. Lower TCO and increased agility have allowed these companies to drive product/service innovation, get to market more quickly than competitors, and capitalize on opportunities by expanding into new markets.
Customers with an eye on cloud services innovation have challenged the status quo, successfully leveraging private, public and hybrid cloud resources to speed service delivery, improve efficiency and transform IT cost centers into platforms for growth and success.
Visionary Leadership highlights the people who have broken down barriers between IT and the business/organization, turning technology innovation into a major driver of success. These visionaries have embraced innovations such as clustering and flash to deliver greater impact, faster. Respected by people inside and outside their organizations, these individuals are viewed as true innovators.
Special Note: In addition to these categories, the top nominations will be judged in a special Innovator of the Year category, which will recognize one winner from the US Public Sector and one winner from each of the following three global geographies: Americas, APAC, and EMEA.
In 30 words or less, provide a compelling description of why this nominee deserves to win a NetApp Innovation Award. Example: “ABC Company virtualized 80% of its core business functions on a NetApp shared infrastructure, which allowed the company to launch its wildly successful xyz product four months before schedule.”
30 words available
Provide a brief description of the company’s business, or line of business, that is directly related to the NetApp foundation on which the company is built. Include any relevant background or contextual information that would paint a holistic view of the company—categories, products, revenues. (A good source for this information is a company boilerplate press release or an “About Us” page, or a public source like Yahoo! Finance or Hoovers.)
200 words available
Provide a brief description of the company's initiative that led to the NetApp relationship and deployment. Specifically, include the following details:
List NetApp products and solutions deployed, as well as any third-party solutions or key partners. Provide a high level summary of the company's storage hardware and software environment. Please specify which of these capabilities your company is using and describe the results you are seeing.
300 words available
Provide a brief description of the benefits achieved with NetApp. Include information about these topics as they apply to your organization.
500 words available
List any NetApp Partners that were involved in this deployment. Provide a brief description of the services the NetApp Partners provided and how they contributed to the success of the NetApp deployment.
100 words available
Describe the individual nominee that you believe exemplifies a true innovator within the company and/or within the industry - the visionary at the forefront of using technology as a tool for innovation.
All nominations must be submitted online at www.netapp.com/innovationawards.
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