Singtel, Symantec and Fortinet continued their winning streak in the 5th Network World Asia’s Information Management Awards (IMA) held in Singapore last night.
Unlike other years, there were no ties among the winners in the main categories, but there were a record three ties in the Most Promising categories.
“The number of awards presented have grown year-on-year over the last 5 years, testimony to the increasing significance of data management, storage and security in the region,” said Victor Ng, editor-in-chief of NetworkWorld Asia. “This year, we witness 44 companies winning 46 awards in 43 categories – including new categories at the top of the minds of CIOs in end-user enterprises today, such as in Industrial IoT Security, Hyperconverged Infrastructure, User Behavior Analytics, Threat Intelligence, Web Application Security and Enterprise Data Lakes.”
“We are pleased to be acknowledged by the editors and IT leaders on our identity and authentication management solutions. We will continue to develop and improve our solution offerings to cater to the needs of the market,” said Dutch Ng, CEO, i-Sprint Innovations following their win in the Identity & Authentication Management Category.
Group Publisher Tan May Yee said, “NetworkWorld Asia’s annual Information Management Awards (IMA) serves to recognize the innovative solutions and technologies that information security, storage and data management providers have developed in this region in response to the needs of organizations operating in an increasingly mobile, hyper-connected, technology-disrupted and security-challenged business environment.”
Matt Bennett. vice president of Asia-Pacific & Japan of two time winner in the Mobile Device Security category MobileIron said, “We are privileged to again be recognized as the mobile security leader by enterprises, many of them our customers, as their preferred mobile security vendor in Asia. As companies shift from a desktop-centric work style toward mobility, our more flexible, scalable, and feature-rich solution has been gaining traction.”
There were a total of 33 winners in the main categories and 13 winners from the 10 Most Promising categories who were chosen from a shortlist determined by the editors of Network World Asia with 100 regional CIOs and IT heads of end-user organizations invited to vote for the vendor they felt made the most advances in the fields of Information Security, Storage and Data Management over the last few years.
Tan added, “The only regional Editors’ and CIOs’ Choice Awards program for this maturing market, backed by leading Asian publications and portals – NetworkWorld Asia, Networks Asia, Security Asia, Storage Asia and Asia Cloud Forum – 2016 marks the 5th anniversary of this Awards programme. In these 5 years, we’ve witnessed how phenomenally data security and storage needs have grown!”
Judging criteria also includes:
• Reputation of vendor in the marketplace
• Features and USPs of the solution
• Widespread acceptance of technology and/or brand
• Users’ feedback on the solution/deployment
• Durability, scalability and quality of service as contributing factors
For the full list of winners, please go here.