Award Categories

There are 34 categories to choose from

Assessment

The 2023 SDC Awards feature 34 categories across FOUR groups. Entries for all awards must refer to projects, innovations and initiatives which were completed/first available/launched in EMEA between 1 July 2022 and 31 August 2023.


Project Awards


  Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery (BC/DR) Project of the Year

Open to any specific data business continuity and disaster recovery project implemented in any organisation of any size in EMEA.

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  Cloud Transformation /MSP Project of the Year

Open to any project, carried out on behalf of any organisation of any size in EMEA, where a Cloud implementation or outsourced MSP project has led to demonstrable business transformation.

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  Data Security/Compliance Project of the Year

Open to any specific IT security project, including compliance and GDPR implemented in any organisation of any size in EMEA.

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  Digital Transformation Project of the Year

Open to any project, carried out on behalf of any organisation of any size in EMEA, where the end result has contributed to a significant digital transformation of the business&ndashthese might includea focus on topics such as remote/hybrid working low/no code, API and microservices or data analytics.

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  Intelligent Automation Project of the Year

Open to any IT automation project implemented within an enterprise or public environment in EMEA - the project is likely to encompass one of the following technologies: orchestration management, IoT, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and/or robotics process automation.

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  Networking / Communications Project of the Year

Open to any project, carried out on behalf of any organisation of any size in EMEA, where a new or updated comms/networking project has led to demonstrable business transformation. This could encompass technologies such as 5G or Edge Infrastructure.

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  Storage Transformation Project of the Year

Open to any project, carried out on behalf of any organisation of any size in EMEA, where a storage implementation has led to demonstrable business transformation.

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Product/Technology Innovation Awards
Innovations - Storage


  Backup/Archive Innovation of the Year

Open to any system or solution that enhances or improves backup and archive of IT data in any organisation or company of any size.

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  Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery (BC/DR) Innovation of the Year

Open to any BC/DR software - delivered in either single or multi-vendor environments.

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  Data Security/Compliance Innovation of the Year

Open to any product/technology solution that delivers enhanced IT security and/or compliance in any part of any organisation&rsquos IT environment.

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  Storage Hardware Innovation of the Year

Open to any clearly identifiable IT storage hardware solution &ndash disk, tape, SSD/Flash etc.

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  Storage Management Innovation of the Year

Open to any IT storage management software - delivered in either single or multi-vendor environments.

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Product/Technology Innovation Awards
Innovations - Digitalisation


  AI/Machine Learning Innovation of the Year

Open to any product/technology solution that&rsquos primary design is to provide AI/machine learning for the end user. It&rsquos likely that the innovation will focus on one or more of the following: machine/deep learning (ML/DL), Internet of Things (IoT), robotic process automation (RPA), edge.

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  Data Management/Analytics Innovation of the Year

Open to any product/technology solution that&rsquos primary design is to provide a data management and / or analytics solution for the end user.

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  IT¬†Operations and Management Innovation of the Year

Open to any product/technology solution that&rsquos primary design is to provide any form of IT management / operations solution for the end user.

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  Orchestration/Automation Innovation of the Year

Open to any product or service that delivers IT orchestration and/or automation to the enterprise or public organisation.

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Product/Technology Innovation Awards
Innovations - Cloud


  Cloud Platform Innovation of the Year

Open to any product/technology solution that&rsquos design is to provide a cloud-based platform via a service offering in the public or private domain

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  Cloud Security Innovation of the Year

Open to any product/technology solution that&rsquos design is to enable or enhance cloud-based security via a service offering.

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  Cloud Storage Innovation of the Year

Open to any product/technology solution that&rsquos design is to enable or enhance specific cloud-based data storage via a service offering.

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  Infrastructure-as-a-Service Innovation of the Year

Open to any product/technology/serviceor solutionthat would identifiable within the IaaS classification, delivering a fully outsourced infrastructure service to end-use organisations.

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  Software-as-a-Service Innovation of the Year

Open to any product/technology solution that is not covered by any other Cloud Innovation category, and which is delivered via a Cloud/service offering.

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Channel Awards


  Excellence in Service Award

Open to any IT vendor or Channel organisation delivering end-user customer service in the UK or EMEA markets. Entries must be accompanied by a minimum of THREE customer testimonials (in English) attesting to the high level of customer service delivered that sets the entrant apart from their competition.

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  IT MSP/IT Systems VAR of the Year

Open to any Managed Services Provider or Value-Added Reseller delivering end-user services in the storage, cloud and/or digitalization technologies market in the EMEA region.

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  MSP/VAR Cloud Innovation of the Year

Open to any innovative Managed Service(s) or VAR solution designed around cloud technologies available in the EMEA region.

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  MSP/VAR Data Protection Innovation of the Year

Open to any innovative Managed Service(s) or VAR solution designed around cyber-security, data protection and/or compliance technologies available in the EMEA region.

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  SDC Channel Champion Award

Open to any individual recognised to have made a significant contribution to business development in the storage, digitalisation, cloud and cyber-security spaces &ndash they should be working within a systems distributor, VAR or MSP organisation.

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  Vendor Channel Program of the Year

Open to any IT vendor&rsquos channel program in the storage, cloud and/or digitalization technologies market introduced in the EMEA market in 2021/22 that has made a significant difference to the vendor&rsquos and their channel partners business in terms of revenue increases, improved customer satisfaction or market awareness. 

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Company of the Year


  Cloud Company of the Year

Open to any company supplying a range of cloud products and/or technologies/solutions and services in the EMEA Market.

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  Company Culture Initiative

This award recognizes a corporate or individual contribution (between 1 July 2022 and 31 August 2023) which has had a significant, positive benefit in developing a positive company culture &ndash likely to include some or all of the following: inclusivity, mental health,diversity environmental and social responsibility, the digital/hybrid workplace

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  Digital TransformationCompany of the Year

Open to any company which can demonstrate major success in supplying technology solutions which enable end users to undertake digital transformation projects.

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  Futureproofing Initiative

This award recognizes a corporate or individual contribution ( between 1 July 2022 and 31 August 2023) in developing a training/education programme to help address the current IT industry skills shortage. This might include anything from STEM-focused work, the re-training of personnel from other industry sectors (ie accessing transferable skills), or more general personal digital skills improvement projects.

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  Security Vendor of the Year

Open to any company supplying cybersecurity and/or compliance products, solutions and services in the EMEA market.

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  Social Impact Initiative

This award recognizes a corporate or individual contribution ( between 1 July 2022 and 31 August 2023) which has a beneficial impact outside of the workplace &ndash with the main focus likely to be some combination of charitable, local community, environmental and/or fundraising activities.

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  Storage Company of the Year

Open to any company supplying a range of storage products and/or technologies/solutions and services in the EMEA Market.

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Office
  • Angel Business Communications Ltd
    6 Bow Court
    Coventry
    CV5 6SP
    England
Ceremony Venue
  • Royal Garden Hotel LONDON, UK
    2-24 Kensington High St London
    W8 4PT
    United Kingdom

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