While nominations for the 2013 ARN ICT Industry Awards are rolling in, ARN recognises many businesses are standing in the shadows, unsure whether to put their best foot forward and nominate for the Awards given the current economic climate and less than stellar business results.
The answer is: Of course you should. And now is the time to nominate. As a result of the economic climate over the past year, many companies have had less than outstanding years than they may have had previously, but there’s no doubt that staying alive in business – and seeing only marginal growth or conservative numbers -- is a massive achievement in itself.
In the current economic environment, businesses doing marginally well are in reality achieving great results - so stand up and tell us your story. Less does mean more in the current economic environment – and we want to know about it.
For full details on how to nominate, visit the ARN Awards Nominations page. Nominations close July 12; so the earlier you nominate, the better.
The ARN ICT Awards recognise and celebrate channel excellence over the past year. To be hosted at the black tie Celebration Dinner on Wednesday, September 18, at the Hilton Hotel in Sydney, the 2013 awards theme is A night of stars - celebrating a year of stars, aptly named for the myriad of channel champions, talented professionals and high-achieving technology companies making a difference in the ICT industry.
Like previous years, we are expecting a record number of entries this year across the 29 awards.
New this year is the Collaboration vendor award, which is this year’s designated focus as part of the Best Emerging Technology Initiative.The award focuses on collaboration technologies and how they are enabling better business communications and expanding the reach of enterprises. Technologies include video (videoconferencing and telepresence), Cloud-based collaboration, as well as BYOD and mobility.
ARN is also pleased to announce the launch of a new category for the 2013 ARN ICT Industry Awards. The Homegrown Innovators Awards (Service Provider of the Year and Software Developer of the Year) recognise the new breed of Australian companies – innovators finding success in bringing ICT products and solutions to new and established markets. ARN is enthusiastic about recognise companies which have established their businesses in Australia as start-ups (rather than being a multi-national subsidiary) to provide to domestic and/or global markets.