We believe NetApp is uniquely and extremely fortunate to have a community of customers who share their enthusiasm for our company and technology. In all, we received more than 300 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 and the world's top business and technology media were challenged to determine the finalists and winners.
Below are the 2008 winners and finalists in each of the nine categories: Innovator of the Year – Americas, Innovator of the Year – APAC, Innovator of the Year – EMEA, Enterprise Business Applications, Enterprise Infrastructure, Green, Public Sector, Individual, and Humanitarian.
Congratulations to all!
|2008 Innovator of the Year Award Winners|
Cisco, (NASDAQ: CSCO), is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Information about Cisco can be found at http://www.cisco.com
|Asia Pacific (APAC) Winner:|
Suncorp Group is one of Australia and New Zealand's largest diversified financial services providers, supplying banking, insurance and wealth management products to over 7 million customers through a portfolio of well-established and recognized brands. Suncorp's purpose is to “help people build and protect their dreams” and its vision is to be “the most admired financial services organization in Australia and New Zealand.” Suncorp is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and it is one of Australia's largest companies.
|Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) Winner:|
With a global infrastructure of computer centers and networks, T-Systems operates information and communications technology (ICT) for multinational corporations and public institutions. On this basis, Deutsche Telekom's corporate-customer unit offers integrated solutions for the connected future of business and society. Some 46,000 employees combine industry expertise and ICT innovations to add noticeable value to their customers' core business all over the world. T-Systems generated revenue of around EUR 11 billion in the 2008 financial year.
|2008 Enterprise Business Applications Award Winner|
|Tucson Electric Power Company|
Tucson Electric Power, the principal subsidiary of UniSource Energy (publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol UNS) provides safe, reliable electric service to nearly 400,000 customers in southern Arizona. For more information, visit TEP.com. For more information about its parent company, UniSource Energy, visit http://www.uns.com
|2008 Enterprise Infrastructure Award Winner|
HSN is an interactive lifestyle network and retail destination, offering a curated assortment of exclusive products combined with top brand names. HSN incorporates experts, entertainment, inspiration, solutions, tips and ideas to provide an entirely unique shopping experience for its customers. On HSN and hsn.com, customers will find exceptional selections in Health & Beauty (e.g. M. Asam, Carol's Daughter, Clarins, Eyes by Design, HoMedics, Andrew Lessman, Tony Little, Perlier, Sephora, Serious Skin Care, ybf Cosmetics); Jewelry (e.g. Heidi Daus, Myrka Dellanos, R.J. Graziano, IMAN Global Chic, MichaeLisa, Noir, Amedeo Scognamiglio, Tori Spelling); Home/Lifestyle (e.g. Nate Berkus, Bissell, Colin Cowie, Dyson, Todd English, GreenPan with Thermolon, Emeril Lagasse, Joy Mangano, MoMA Design Store, Wolfgang Puck, John Robshaw); Fashion/Accessories (e.g. Loulou de la Falaise, Carlos Falchi, Patricia Field, Diane Gilman, Tina Knowles, Adrienne Landau, Susan Lucci, Debbie Shuchat, Sharif, Heidi Weisel); and Electronics (e.g. Canon, Gateway, GE, HP, JVC, Kodak, LG, Samsung).
HSN is available across all media including its TV network and HSN.com, which ranks in the top 30 of the top 500 internet retailers. HSN, the original shopping network, is an operating segment of HSN, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSNI).
|2008 Green Award Winner|
AISO.net has been a trusted name in environmentally friendly web hosting since 1997, running on solar power since 2001. All network infrastructures are N+1 redundant and fully virtualized. Using solar panels to power its data center and network, AISO.net is the first and only 100 percent solar-powered data center. Customers worldwide rely on the speed, service and reliability offered by AISO.net.
|2008 Public Sector Award Winner|
|Vulnerablity Lifecycle Management System (VLMS)|
Vulnerablity Lifecycle Management System (VLMS) provides the Air Force an immediate capability that brings the latest technology to bear in protecting the Air Force’s Network architecture while planning for an integrated system that will centralize and simplify the protection of those assets.
|2008 Individual Award Winner|
Manager of Technical Infrastructure,
Since 1991, Burt's Bees has been offering distinctive all-natural personal care products. Today, Burt's Bees is the leading manufacturer in Natural Personal Care with over 150 Earth-friendly, natural personal care products, including face care, body care, hair care, lip care, personal wash, men's grooming, baby care, outdoor remedies, kits and gifts. Burt's Bees has a rich tradition in corporate social responsibility and stands for The Greater Good with all their products having the highest levels of natural ingredients, nature-safe processes, and environmentally sensitive packaging. Burt's Bees has nearly 400 employees with products available through approximately 30,000 retail stores in the United States, as well as Canada, UK, Taiwan and with its Web site: http://www.burtsbees.com
Seth Georgion, Director of IT
Bill Schlough, CIO & David Woolley, Network Engineer
|2008 Humanitarian Award Winner|
|Catholic Healthcare West|
Catholic Healthcare West (CHW), headquartered in San Francisco, CA, is a system of 41 hospitals and medical centers in California, Arizona and Nevada. Founded in 1986, it is one of the nation's largest not-for-profit hospital systems and the largest private health care system in California. CHW is committed to delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable health care services with special attention to the poor and underserved. The CHW network of nearly 10,000 physicians and approximately 53,000 employees provides health care services to more than five million people annually. In 2008, CHW provided $967 million in charity care and unsponsored community benefit. For more information, please visit our Web site at http://www.chwHEALTH.org
Catholic Healthcare West was nominated by NetApp Star Reseller Trace|3 ( http://www.trace3.com ).