InfoWorld Recognizes 31 Innovative Tech Solutions with the 2016 Technology of the Year Awards

Showcasing the best hardware, software, development tools, and cloud services for IT professionals and business

Framingham, Mass. – January 20, 2016 – IDG Enterprise’s InfoWorld – the technology media brand committed to keeping IT decision-makers ahead of the technology curve – has announced the winners of its 2016 Technology of the Year Awards. Recognized by InfoWorld editors and reviewers, the winning products represent the very best technologies for software developers, IT professionals, and the users and businesses they serve. (Click to Tweet)

The 2016 awards showcase the most innovative products in the technology landscape today, ranging from software development tools and databases, to data center orchestration and networking solutions, to big data processing frameworks, to mobile productivity and next-generation collaboration tools. Among the winners you’ll find a number of open source projects as well as products from leading vendors such as Adobe, Cisco, IBM, and Microsoft.

“It was another topsy-turvy year in computing, one in which open source projects, cloud providers, and traditional vendors alike sent ripples across the technology landscape,” said Doug Dineley, executive editor of InfoWorld Reviews. “Our 2016 Technology of the Year Award winners are the most innovative products we encountered during the past year. They’re the innovations that are changing the way we build applications, operate data centers, and conduct business.”

InfoWorld’s 2016 Technology of the Year Award Winners:

  • Adobe Connect
  • Alpha Anywhere
  • Amazon Aurora
  • AWS Lambda
  • Apache Ambari
  • Apache Kafka
  • Apache Mesos
  • Apache Spark
  • Cisco ACI
  • Cloudera Impala
  • CoreOS
  • Docker
  • IBM Watson Analytics
  • JetBrains PhpStorm
  • Joyent Triton
  • Kubernetes
  • Microsoft Azure App Services
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2015
  • PHP 7
  • Python 3.5
  • Raspberry Pi Zero
  • React
  • Red Hat OpenShift
  • RethinkDB
  • Rust
  • Salesforce1 & Lightning
  • Slack
  • Splunk
  • Swagger
  • Tableau

“With an increasing amount of demands being place on technology within the enterprise, it is more important than ever for technology vendors to strive for innovation,” said Brian Glynn, chief revenue officer of IDG Enterprise. “We are very excited to recognize the 2016 Technology of the Year Award winners as they demonstrate what is possible for digital enterprises now and in the future.”

To learn more about the 2016 InfoWorld Technology of the Year recipients, visit

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 throughout 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 for keeping IT decision-makers “ahead of the technology curve.” The InfoWorld Expert Contributor Network provides a unique perspective in the market; our editors provide first-hand experience from testing, deploying and managing implementation of emerging enterprise technologies. InfoWorld’s Web site ( and strategic marketing services provide a deep dive into specific technologies to help IT decision-makers 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

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Stacey Raap
Marketing & Research Specialist
IDG Enterprise


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