Congratulations to the Winners and Finalists of the 2005 NetApp Innovation Awards!

    We believe NetApp is uniquely and extremely fortunate to have a community of customers and partners who share their enthusiasm for our company and technology. In all, we received over 100 submissions for our award categories from executive and IT champions from such wide-ranging industries as healthcare, financial services, entertainment, energy, and education, each highlighting new and/or beneficial ways to utilize NetApp technology. Our prestigious panel of judges from the business community, industry analysis organizations, and the world's top business and technology media were challenged to determine the finalists and winners.

    Below are the 2005 winners and finalists in each of the five categories: Innovator of the Year, Enterprise, Individual, Humanitarian, and Technology Partner.

    Congratulations to all!

      2005 Innovator of the Year Award Winner
    USMC - Second Expeditionary Forces
    The United States Marine Corps, II Marine Expeditionary Force, is responsible for supporting more than 27,000 Marines, currently deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

    "We at II MEF feel that the award is a reflection of what can be accomplished given the collaboration of a vital mission, smart engineers/architects and an outstanding product." - Lieutenant Colonel John DelColliano.
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      2005 Enterprise Award Winner
    Telstra Corporation Ltd.
    Telstra is Australia's leading telecommunications and information services company, with one of the best known brands in the country. It offers a full range of services and competes in all telecommunications markets throughout Australia and certain overseas countries. Telstra's vision is to give customers a powerful, seamless user experience across all devices and all platforms in a one-click, one-touch, one-button, one-screen way.


      2005 Individual Award Winner
    Martin Cooper, CTO, Arup
    Arup is a global firm of planners, designers, engineers, and business consultants who provide a diverse range of professional services to clients around the world. The firm is the creative force behind many of the world's most innovative and sustainable building, transport, and civil engineering projects. Established 60 years ago, the firm exerts a significant influence on the built environment and has more than 7,000 employees based in 70 offices in 32 countries who work on up to 10,000 projects at any one time. Arup has three global business areas - buildings, infrastructure, and consulting - and its multidisciplinary approach means that any given project may involve people from any or all of the sectors or regions in which the company operates. Arup's fundamental aim is to achieve excellence in all it does by bringing together the best professionals in the world to meet its clients' needs.

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    Paul Hocking
    IT Infrastructure Development Manager, First Assist

      2005 Humanitarian Award Winner
    Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems at the University of British Columbia
    The University of British Columbia (UBC) is one of Canada's largest and most prestigious public research and teaching institutions. Located in the Pacific Rim gateway of Vancouver, one of the world's great cities, and in the interior city of Kelowna, UBC is a global centre of research and learning. It offers more than 45,000 students a range of innovative undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in the arts, sciences, medicine, law, commerce, and other faculties.

      2005 Technology Partner Award Winner
    Arkivio, Inc.
    Arkivio, Inc., which provides leading information lifecycle management (ILM) solutions for enterprise customers, offers software for data archiving and retention, regulatory compliance, storage consolidation, backup and recovery optimization, and capacity management across a tiered-storage infrastructure. The company's ARKIVIO® Auto-Stor software redefines storage management by enabling customers to profile how critical their data is within its lifecycle in order to automate its discovery, classification, and placement on the most appropriate storage resource across heterogeneous DAS/NAS/SAN environments without deploying agents - driving the cost per managed terabyte of storage to its lowest possible level while still providing significant ROI.