30 May 2019
Pan Pacific, Singapore
INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AWARDS
The NetworkWorld Asia Information Management Awards, inaugurated in 2012, recognizes Asia's leaders in Information Security, Storage and Data Management for the huge advances made in these fields over the last few years.
This year’s IMA awards mark our 8th annual Information Management Awards. Over the past 12 months, cyber and network security threats have taken high prominence, storage continues to evolve to new models and many enterprises are moving to software-based networking and looking at multi and hybrid clouds. Tech companies are consolidating their presence in the Asia Pacific market and helping their customers embark on their business transformation.
This year's Awards program seeks to recognize these new developments and innovation.
Our judging process
Together with our editors, we will be inviting a panel of CIO judges to take part in this year’s awards. They will represent organizations from different industries with industry expertise and knowledge in areas ranging from big data, agile transformation and cyber security
The 2019 Information Management Awards are judged a rigorous 3 stage process starting from the pre-qualification of entries by our editors, selection of categories for this year and involvement of our CIO judges and editors to decide the winning entries.
Stage 1: Nominations for the Awards began with industry players and Questex Media’s enterprise team submitting potential winners to the editors of NetworkWorld Asia magazine and the Networks Asia, Security Asia and Storage Asia websites.
Stage 2: The editors scour the industry for emerging technology categories and potential award recipients – including nominations from Stage 1 – and shortlist up to five finalists for each Award category.
Stage 3: Our panel of CIO judges are invited to select their choice and top rankings from among the finalists in each category. The finalists with the highest votes and rankings will be declared the winners in each category. In the event scores are tied, joint-winners will be announced.
Judges deciding the winning entries are provided with a recommended criteria or scorecard based on the following attributes:
1. Reputation of vendor in the marketplace
2. Features and USPs of the vendor’s solutions/tools
3. Widespread acceptance of the technology and/or brand
4. Users’ feedback on the solutions/deployments
5. Contributing factors such as durability, scalability, and quality of service
To remove any bias, judges may abstain from a category if they believe there is a conflict of interest or for any other reason.
To ensure greater participation from the industry, starting in 2019, each participating vendor can only be nominated in a maximum of five categories.
Recognizing the contribution of newer and emerging entrants into the market, the “Most Promising” award categories will be refreshed and given out to a number of categories this year.