Finalists Selected for CompTIA Software Innovation Awards
Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. — May 28
CompTIA, a trade association for the world’s information technology (IT) industry, announced the finalists for the third annual CompTIA SoftwareCEO Software Innovation Awards.
The awards recognize innovative software products and new business models in eight different categories. Award winners will be announced in June. Finalists by category are:
- Company Achievement in Innovation – Next IT Corp., Spokane, Wash.; Integrity Global Security, Santa Barbara, Calif.; and Blue Vector, Mountain View, Calif.
- Most Innovative Enterprise Software – Zenoss Inc., Annapolis, Md.; Intermine Inc., Bryn Mawr, Pa.; Noetix Corp., Redmond, Wash.; Knoa Software, New York; ClickFox, Atlanta; Permessa Corp., Waltham, Mass.; Bomgar Corp., Ridgeland, Miss.; and Market2Lead Inc., Santa Clara, Calif.
- Most Innovative General Business Software – Tableau Software, Seattle; Contextware Inc., Annandale, Va.; and Xactly Corp., San Jose, Calif.
- Most Innovative Service/Business Model – W3i, Sartell, Minn.; iSeatz, New Orleans; and Cast Iron Systems Inc., Mountain View, Calif.
- Most Innovative Small and Medium-Sized Infrastructure Software – Qtask Inc., Burbank, Calif.; SurePayroll, Glenview, Ill.; HubSpot Inc., Cambridge, Mass.; and Central Desktop Inc., Pasadena, Calif.
- Most Innovative Software for the Software Industry – ByteShield Inc., San Francisco; Aladdin Knowledge Systems Ltd., Kiryat Arye, Petach Tikva, Israel; and OpSource, Santa Clara, Calif.
- Most Innovative Software Idea – Yukon Learning, Richmond, Va.; Amitive Inc., San Mateo, Calif.; and eEye Digital Security, Irvine, Calif.
- Most Innovative Vertical Industry Software – DUX Soft Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, India; Bullhorn, Inc., Boston; Bit9 Inc., Waltham, Mass.; and NetSuite Inc., San Mateo, Calif.
Criteria for the CompTIA SoftwareCEO Software Innovation Awards included:
- 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?