On Monday, TechTarget announced the opening of the submission period for the Best of Citrix Synergy 2015 Awards, which runs from March 2nd - April 3rd. Companies that would like to have their product evaluated by an independent panel of judges from SearchVirtualDesktop.com and BrianMadden.com can submit their products via this form (but please read the rules first).
TechTarget has done this before at other industry conferences with outstanding results. The process begins with submissions, after which the judges will compile the results and narrow down their selections. There are many expert judges with experience in each of the award categories:
Application and Desktop Virtualization
Products that virtualize desktop operating systems and applications, manage virtual desktop and application environments, or provide additional capabilities for virtual desktops and applications.
Products that enable organizations to build, manage, and optimize public, private, or hybrid cloud infrastructures.
End user and developer facing services that include SaaS products as well as platform offerings.
Technologies that improve the role of networking in building and maintaining cloud infrastructures or desktop and application virtualization environments.
Enterprise Mobility Management
Products that secure and/or manage mobile devices, applications, and content while enabling mobile productivity.
Any product that falls into of the above categories that has not yet shipped, but will ship by the end of 2015.
During Synergy, the judges will meet and deliberate the products from each category. Awards will be announced, including the Best of Show award, during the awards presentation on May 14.
If you plan on submitting your company for the awards, please note that you must be an exhibitor to enter, the product(s) you submit must be GA, and it must have shipped between June 2014 and May 2015. The only exception is for the New Technology category which, in addition to being an exhibitor, must ship before the end of 2015.