Assessment

The SDC Awards 2019 feature a number of categories, providing a wide range of options for organisations and individuals involved in the IT industry to participate.

Our editorial staff will only validate entries ensuring they have met the entry criteria outlined for each category. We will then announce the ‘shortlist’ to be voted on by the readers of the Digitalisation World stable of titles. Voting takes place in October and November. The selection of winners is based solely on the public votes received. The winners will be announced at a gala evening event at London’s Millennium Gloucester Hotel on 27 November 2019.

Should your nomination be successful and reach the shortlist ALL material submitted will appear on the website for the public vote. Please do not include confidential information in your submission.

SDC Channel Awards

Open to any IT vendor or reseller/business partner 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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Open to any IT vendor’s channel program in the storage, cloud and/or digitalization technologies market introduced in the EMEA market in 2019 that has made a significant difference to the vendor’s and their channel partners business in terms of revenue increases, improved customer satisfaction or market awareness.
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Open to any Managed Service(s) designed around storage, cloud and/or digitalization technologies and available in the EMEA region.
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Open to any Reseller or Managed Services Provider delivering end-user services in the storage, cloud and/or digitalization technologies market in the EMEA region.
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SDC Storage Innovation Awards

Open to any product/technology solution that delivers enhanced IT security and/or compliance in any part of any organisation’s IT environment.
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Open to any BC/DR software - delivered in either single or multi-vendor environments.
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Open to any stand-alone storage hardware solution – disk, tape, SSD/Flash etc.
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Open to any storage management software - delivered in either single or multi-vendor environments.
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Open to any single or multi-vendor solution that delivers an architecture that tightly integrates compute, storage, networking and virtualisation resources for the end-user.
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Open to any backup storage hardware solution specifically focused on long-term retention.
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SDC Artificial Intelligence Innovation Awards

Open to any product/technology solution that’s primary design is to provide AI/machine learning for the end user. It’s 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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Open to any product or service that delivers IT orchestration and/or automation to the enterprise or public organisation.
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SDC Cloud Innovation Awards

Open to any product/technology solution that’s design is to provide a cloud-based platform via a service offering.
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Open to any product/technology solution that’s design is to enable or enhance cloud-based data storage via a service offering.
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Open to any product/technology solution that’s design is to enable or enhance cloud-based security via a service offering.
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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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Open to any technology or service solution that’s design is to enable or hosting and/or colocation services for end users.
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SDC Project Awards

Open to any specific data business continuity and disaster recovery project implemented in any organisation of any size in EMEA.
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Open to any specific IT security project, including compliance and GDPR implemented in any organisation of any size in EMEA.
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Open to any specific edge computing project implemented in any organisation of any size in EMEA.
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Open to any project, carried out on behalf of any organisation of any size in EMEA, where the end result has contributed to the digital transformation of the business.
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Open to any implementation of a cloud-based project (public cloud, private cloud or hybrid cloud) in any organisation of any size in EMEA.
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Open to any implementation of a hybrid IT infrastructure – including on-premise, colocation, hosting and Cloud environments - in any organisation of any size in EMEA.
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Open to any project, carried out on behalf of any organisation of any size in EMEA, where a Cloud implementation has led to demonstrable business transformation.
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SDC Company Awards

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