Photo - Some of this year's Computerworld Malaysia Readers Choice Awards.
Hewlett-Packard Malaysia (HP Malaysia) and Microsoft Malaysia became the biggest winners at the 12th edition of the Computerworld Malaysia Readers Choice Awards (RCA), grabbing 12 out of the 40 available categories. Commonly acknowledged as the 'Oscars of the Malaysia IT industry', the awards were presented on 9 October 2013 at the Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur Hotel.
HP Malaysia and Microsoft Malaysia took the lion's share of the awards with six trophies each. Other star performers were: Cisco Systems Malaysia with three awards; and, Blue Coat Systems, EMC Corporation, Fortinet, IBM Malaysia, SAP Malaysia and Symantec Corporation with two each.
The honour roll also includes: Acronis, Citrix, CommScope, Fuji Xerox Malaysia, Lenovo Malaysia, Oracle Corporation, Red Hat, Samsung Malaysia Electronics, SAS Institute, Schneider Electric, Sophos, Telekom Malaysia and VMware.
The Awards go to vendors, products, services or solution families that score the highest in the areas of price, performance, feature sets, reliability and ease of use. Computerworld Malaysia readers do the actual evaluation and then participate in an online survey.
Every year, Executive Networks Research, the research arm of Executive Networks Media, conducts the awards survey on behalf of Computerworld Malaysia, following industry best practices to deliver statistically valid results from the country's qualified information and communication executives, including Computerworld Malaysia readers.
There are altogether 40 categories divided into nine award sections: Communications, Cloud, Enterprise Applications, Hardware, Platform and Tools, Security, Services, Storage and Virtualisation.
In total, there were close to 1,000 product and service contenders for the Awards this year.
HP Malaysia's wins were in the following categories: Enterprise Disk System; Entry-Level Servers; Mid-Range Servers; High-End Enterprise Servers; Support and Maintenance; and Data Centre and Hosting.
Microsoft Malaysia's were in: Application Servers Software; Database Management System; IT Asset Management System; Collaboration Platform; Enterprise Content Management; and Unified Communications Software Suite.
Mark Hobson, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Networks Media, applauded the continued efforts made by the award winning companies to support their customers, and their importance to Malaysia's technology industry. "Organisations in both the public and private sectors have had to deal with shrinking budgets and staff reductions in the last few years. Despite this, the RCA winners have demonstrated their leadership in the technology space by delivering the right products and services for organisations to continue on their journey of business transformation."
Adding his praise, AvantiKumar, Editor, Computerworld Malaysia, said: "One of the things that is clear from this year's voting, is that all levels of IT users and buyers in Malaysia were forthright in their recognition of the ways this year's RCA winners' solid service and innovations helped them meet their business needs."
The complete winners list is available at www.computerworld.com.my/rca_2013
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