Midsize CIOs Reward Vendors At MES Show

MES Awards

Everything Channel presented seven awards at its recent Midsize Enterprise Summit conference in San Antonio, Texas. The awards were voted on by midsize CIOs in attendance, who were asked to vote for their favorite technology showcased at the conference. Here are the results.

Best Midmarket Solution -- Hardware

TriGeo Network Security captured the most votes for best hardware solution designed for a midmarket company. Other nominees were Compellent, HP/Intel and LifeSize. Here, the TriGeo team shows off their new piece of hardware.

Best Midmarket Solution -- Software

Information Builders won the software solution award, besting fellow nominees Birst, CommVault and ShoreTel. The Information Builders team poses with their award, held by Kevin Quinn, vice president of marketing.

Best Midmarket Solution -- Services

Google captured the best services solution at MES West, topping OfficeMax, Rackspace and Sungard for the honor. Google also captured the services award at MES East last spring. Google's Alex Topolski, left, and Kyle Williams, right, flank Everything Channel's Robert DeMarzo to accept the award.

Best Execution Of Midmarket IT Solution -- ShoreTel

ShoreTel won the best execution award, beating out other nominees Google, LifeSize and TriGeo Network Security. Everything Channel's Lisa MacKenzie presents the award to ShoreTel's Sam Koury.

Best Presentation -- Samsung

The best presentation award was captured by Samsung for its strong showing in the board room sessions at MES. Other nominees were: HP/Intel, LifeSize and TriGeo Network Security. From left, Everything Channel's Robert DeMarzo and Samsung's Eric Loyet, Jenny Shull and Pete Richardson

Breakthrough Technology Vendor -- LifeSize

LifeSize captured the award for best breakthrough technology. CIOs were impressed by the vendor's affordable high-def video conferencing solution. Other nominees were CommVault, ShoreTel and TriGeo Network Security. Pictured here, Everything Channel's Lisa MacKenzie, presents the award to LifeSize's vice president of sales, Americas, Joe Vitalone.

Best of Show -- TriGeo

TriGeo capped off the evening by winnings its second award of the night, the Best in Show award given to the company judged by CIOs as having the best overall technology and execution. Other nominees were HP/Intel, LifeSize and ShoreTel. Michelle Dickman, president and CEO of TriGeo, is flanked by Everything Channel's Robert DeMarzo and Lisa MacKenzie.

A Real Mouthful

After the awards, comedian Andy Gross entertained the crowd by drawing several attendees on stage. Here, TriGeo's Rob Johnson, got to play a ventriloquist's puppet thanks to a fake, movable mouth.