Voting is underway for the Tech Trailblazers Awards 2014 with finalists battling it out to be recognised as the best enterprise IT startup across nine different categories.
Both the general public and judging panel will vote for the finalists with the gongs dished out shortly after the voting closes at 23:59 on 23 January 2014.
"The Tech Trailblazers Awards entries this year were even higher quality and gave our judges quite a challenge. The finalist's stories are very exciting and we look forward to seeing which will capture the imagination of the voters. We wish all the finalists the very best of luck,” stated Rose Ross, founder of the Tech Trailblazers Awards
Finalists have been nominated across nine categories that include big data, cloud, emerging markets, infosecurity, mobile, networking, storage, sustainable IT, and virtualisation with the voting process managed using technology from Wazoku.
Some of the fiercest competition will be in the storage section of the awards where data defined storage startup Tarmin and Avere Systems will face off against the likes GridStore, PernixData, Nasuni, and SwiftStack in what is an all US final six.
The awards are into a second year and the 2014 version has seen an 18 per cent increase in the number of entrants with the finalists drawn from a variety of counties including Argentina, Belgium, France, Iceland, India, Ireland, Kenya, Nigeria, Norway, and Spain, as well as the UK and US.
Each finalist will also receive a Mynewsdesk licence in order to help promote itself to the voting public and secure enough votes to take home the prize.
"No-one doubts the power of positive publicity for any company's success. However, it is even more vital for young companies, especially enterprise technology startups. Often with powerful, but sometimes complex ideas, having a comprehensive news platform like Mynewsdesk is an essential springboard for them to be seen, heard and subsequently be successful. We are looking forward to working with these amazing finalists to help them spread the word and attract votes,” stated Mynewsdesk CMO Adam Cranfield.
Anyone looking to vote can do so at this link to the Tech Trailblazers site.