01/09/2012

InfoWorld Announces the 2012 Technology of the Year Award Recipients

Twenty-two winning products represent the best in data center, cloud computing, application development and mobile technology

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – January 9, 2012 – IDG’s InfoWorld, the technology media brand devoted to modernizing enterprise IT, has announced the winners of its annual Technology of the Year awards. Chosen by InfoWorld Test Center editors and reviewers, and drawn from all products InfoWorld tested in the past year, the annual Technology of the Year Awards identify the best and most innovative products on the IT landscape.

The 2012 awards, which recognize twenty-two products from thirteen vendors and four open source projects, reflect the rapid pace of technological change over the past year and underscore the increasing importance of cloud and mobile technologies. Other winning products represent the best of key trends that have been building for several years now, such as server and desktop virtualization, multi-core processors, distributed data processing, Web application development and unified communications.

“From the smartphones in our pockets to the data centers and clouds that are delivering the applications that businesses depend on, the technology landscape is changing faster than ever,” said Doug Dineley, executive editor of InfoWorld’s Test Center. “Drawn from the very best hardware, software, development tools and cloud services we tested during 2011, our 2012 Technology of the Year Awards celebrate the products and services that are leading the way.”

  • Adobe PhoneGap
  • Amazon Web Services
  • AMD Opteron 6200 “Interlagos”
  • Apache Hadoop
  • Apple iOS 5 and iCloud
  • Apple iPad 2
  • Apple MacBook Air
  • Apple Siri
  • CakePHP
  • Citrix XenDesktop
  • CloudBees
  • Dell PowerEdge R715
  • Heroku
  • Meraki Enterprise Cloud Controller
  • Microsoft Lync 2011
  • Microsoft Office 2010
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011
  • Node.js
  • QNAP TS-659 Pro II TurboNAS
  • Rhomobile Rhodes
  • VMware vSphere
  • Web2py

To learn more about the winning technologies or additional information on each winner visit InfoWorld.com.

“InfoWorld’s audience of IT decision-makers continues to be in the fore-front of adopting and exploring new technologies to help streamline processes and drive business value for their organizations,” said Sean Weglage, SVP, digital and publisher, InfoWorld. “InfoWorld.com is a trusted resource and provides the most comprehensive and accurate enterprise reviews in tech publishing through the InfoWorld Test Center and first-hand experiences of the writers and bloggers.”

About InfoWorld Technology of the Year Awards
Selected by InfoWorld Test Center editors and reviewers, the annual awards identify the best and most innovative products on the IT landscape. Winners are drawn from all of the products tested by InfoWorld during the past year, with the final selections made by InfoWorld’s Test Center staff. All products reviewed by the Test Center are eligible to be considered for a Technology of the Year award.

About InfoWorld
InfoWorld is the leading resource for content and tools on “modernizing enterprise IT.” InfoWorld’s Web site, focused seminars and custom programs provide a deep dive into specific technologies to help IT managers excel in their roles and provide opportunities for IT vendors to reach this audience. InfoWorld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading media, events, and research company. Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com.

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