The 2018 DCS Awards feature 26 categories across five groups. The Project awards are open to end use implementations of Datacentre technologies and services before 31st December 2017. The Product awards are open to products and solutions that have been available, i.e. shipping in Europe, before 31st December 2017 while the Company and Special awards nominees must have been present in the EMEA market prior to 1st June 2017.
DCS Project Awards
All entries must demonstrate tangible benefits either in terms of cost savings or efficiency gains for the end-user concerned. Projects should have been implemented before 31st December 2017 in EMEA.
Project categories entry criteria: Please answer these questions in the general description of your nominations in these categories:
What was the driving force behind the project ‐ what business or technology challenge needed to be addressed?
How did the solution address the challenges and were there any particularly innovative aspects that made it stand out?
What major challenges were faced during the project and how were they overcome?
What tangible benefits has the organisation seen as a result of the project's implementation?
Open to any products that are designed to deliver comprehensive automation or Data Centre Management (DCIM) solutions (i.e. the building and its total contents) to end users and/or data centre operators.
Open to any IT vendor or reseller/business partner delivering end-user customer service in the UK or EMEA data centre markets. Entries must be accompanied by a minimum of THREE customer testimonials (in English) attesting to the high level of customer service delivered that sets the entrant apart from their competition.
DCS Innovation Awards
Open to products, technologies, sales programs or projects introduced to the EMEA market between 1st January and the 31st December 2017..
Open to any individual responsible for the management of a single or multiple data centres in the EMA region – individuals may be employed by an end-user, a hosting / colo supplier or work in a managed services provider or channel organisation.
Open to any individual working within a data centre environment in EMEA or for a supplier of data centre services (e.g hosting colo supplier, managed services provider or channel organisation, or a datacentre facilities or ICT vendor).
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