Photo - The Computerworld Malaysia Readers Choice Awards before the awards ceremony.
Hewlett-Packard Malaysia, Microsoft Malaysia and SAP Malaysia became the biggest winners at the 14th edition of the Computerworld Malaysia Readers Choice Awards (RCA), grabbing 10 out of the 30 available categories. Commonly acknowledged as the 'Oscars of the Malaysia IT industry', the awards were presented Tuesday evening, 13 October 2015, at the Aloft Kuala Lumpur Hotel.
Hewlett-Packard Malaysia took the lion's share of the awards with four trophies, followed by Microsoft Malaysia and SAP Malaysia with three awards each. Other star performers were: IBM Malaysia, Telekom Malaysia and VMware with two awards each.
The honour roll, which also like last year, features local companies consolidating their claim in the elite, includes: Acronis, AIMS, Blue Coat Systems, Citrix, Dell Malaysia, EMC Malaysia, Fortinet, Hitachi Data Systems, Hitachi Sunway Information Systems, Lenovo Malaysia, Salesforce.com, Symantec Corporation, Trend Micro Malaysia and VADS Berhad.
The Awards go to the service and product providers 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 30 categories divided into eight award sections: Communications, Cloud, Enterprise Applications, Hardware, Security, Storage, Services and Virtualisation.
Hewlett-Packard Malaysia's wins were in the following categories: Data Centre and Hosting, Enterprise Content Management, IT Asset Management System and Mid-Range Servers.
Microsoft Malaysia's were in: Enterprise Mobility Management Suite, Platform-as-a-Service, Support and Maintenance. SAP Malaysia was the champion in the Business Intelligence & Data Analytics, Enterprise Resource Planning, Supply Chain Management categories.
Mark Hobson, Chief Executive Officer of Executive Networks Media, applauded all award winning companies. "The RCA 2015 winners have all demonstrated their leadership in the technology space by delivering what organisations across all sectors need to continue on their journey of business transformation."
Commenting on RCA 2015's subtle shift to the product and service providers, Mr Hobson said: "From this year onwards, the Readers Choice Awards in both Malaysia and Singapore has put the widened the spotlight to include the service providers - as company brands - rather than just their specific IT products and services. This move is in tune with the growing emphasis on the service providers' benefits and values delivered through products and services that match end user needs, which as well as enhancing customer engagement, better support the winning companies' deepening partnership with their customers."
Also adding his congratulations, AvantiKumar, Editor, Computerworld Malaysia, said: "We know the industry values the genuine appreciation conveyed by receiving Computerworld awards as these are independently given by end user organisations. It is a pleasure and privilege to honour the industry players who worked hard to win through a challenging year - successfully."
The 2015 Honour Roll
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