A third-party panel of judges will review and score the nominations by category, using a five-point rating system, with 1 the lowest and 5 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 winner. 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 in deploying NetApp products? Did this result in a new best practice? Were operations streamlined? Were significant measureable business benefits achieved?
Innovation. Was the implementation innovative or did something innovative result from implementing NetApp solutions?
Humanitarian. How much did the NetApp solution impact the company or individual's contribution to the community?