Hewlett-Packard Singapore (HP Singapore), Microsoft Singapore and Symantec Corporation became the biggest winners at the 18th edition of the Computerworld Singapore Readers Choice Awards (RCA), grabbing 14 out of the 40 available categories. Commonly acknowledged as the 'Oscars of the Singapore IT industry', the awards were presented on Friday night (4 Oct.) at Raffles Hotel Singapore.
The lion's share of the awards went to HP Singapore, who grabbed 6 trophies, while Microsoft Singapore and Symantec Corporation, each took four. Other star performers were: Cisco Systems, Citrix and IBM Singapore with three awards each; and, Fortinet, SAP and SingTel with two each.
The honour roll also includes: APC by Schneider Electric, Blue Coat Systems, Check Point Software Technologies, EMC Corporation, Fuji Xerox, Lenovo, Red Hat, salesforce.com, Samsung Electronics, SAS Institute and VMware.
"The RCA winners have established themselves as technology thought leaders who can provide the right products and services for organisations in Singapore to transform their businesses and operations," said Mark Hobson, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Networks Media.
"The Computerworld Singapore team spent the past 4 months scouring Singapore to gather feedback from all levels of IT users and buyers in the public and private sectors," said Jack Loo, Editor, Computerworld Singapore. "Our RCA winners are chosen because their products and services perfectly meet our readers' needs and empower them to put their winning strategies in motion."
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 Singapore 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 Singapore, following industry best practices to deliver statistically valid results from the country's qualified information and communication executives, including Computerworld Singapore 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 Singapore's wins were in the following categories: Cloud Services Provider, Consulting and Integration; Entry-Level Servers; Mid-Range Servers; Storage Virtualisation Provider and Support and Maintenance.
Microsoft Singapore's were in: Application Servers Software; Collaboration Platform; Database Management System; and Enterprise Content Management.
For Symantec, their winning categories are: IT Asset Management Systems, Information Security Suite, Enterprise Mobility Management Suite and Backup Systems.
The complete winners list is available at www.computerworld.com.sg/rca_2013
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