The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) announced it will recognize innovation and creativity in the software industry with the presentation of the first SoftwareCEO Software Innovation Awards later this year.
Winners of the SoftwareCEO Software Innovation Awards will be honored at Breakaway, the information technology industry's premiere partnering and educational event, scheduled for July 31-Aug. 2 at the Mirage Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.
"The software industry is driven by its ability to develop innovative ideas; and to turn those innovations into products that deliver real business value to customers," said David Sommer, vice president, e-business and software solutions, CompTIA. "The inaugural SoftwareCEO Software Innovation Awards will single out the companies that have made technological or business model breakthroughs in the highly competitive software market."
Software companies, software service providers and companies serving the software industry are eligible for the awards. Criteria for the awards include:
Scope What business problem or opportunity does the software innovation address? What is the size of the problem/opportunity?
Impact What practical results, such as sales, users or profits, has the innovation had on a software product or on the software industry? The innovation must be new and have both a current and future impact.
Novel How does the innovation break with traditional ideas or processes?
The deadline for submitting nominations is April 30. For more information on the awards, or to submit an entry, visit
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