A third-party panel of judges will review and score the nominations by category using a 10-point rating system, with 1 being the lowest and 10 the highest. The focus of the judging will be on two areas: business impact and innovation. Points awarded by all the judges will be tallied for a grand total that will determine the winners. The judges will assign points based on the following criteria:
- Business impact: Did productivity increase? Was the business process enhanced? Did the nominee overcome a business challenge by deploying NetApp® products? Did this result in a new best practice? Were operations streamlined?
- Business results: Were significant, measurable business benefits achieved?
- Innovation: Was the implementation innovative, or did something innovative result from implementing NetApp solutions?