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CITEworld's Consumerization of IT in the Enterprise (CITE) Conference + Expo Announces Award Winners

FRAMINGHAM, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/29/14 -- IDG's CITEworld -- the leading resource providing insight into the intersection of consumer technologies and the enterprise -- today announced the winners of the 2014 CITE Awards at the Consumerization of IT in the Enterprise (CITE) conference + expo in San Francisco.

The awards program highlights projects such as mobile apps, social collaboration, big data analysis and use of the cloud, and entries demonstrated the many ways that organizations are leveraging new technologies to serve their customers and employees and drive innovation. Consumer technologies are impacting all industries and the awards program attracted entries from pharmaceutical companies to state government, transportation and retailers, among others.

One winner was named in each of six categories, and special awards were given to two additional organizations, at an awards ceremony this morning. Senior IT executives had scored the pool of 33 finalists using specific criteria for each category.

"We were extremely impressed with the caliber of the finalists, especially those who devised creative solutions to bridge complicated legacy architectures to bring modern functionality to employees and customers," said Matt Rosoff, editorial director for the conference's companion news website CITEworld.com. "Often this required a cultural shift in the organization as well."

Business results were also a key factor. "Nearly all the finalists showed qualitative as well as quantitative returns on their projects," Rosoff said. "The competition was very close in many categories."

Winners of the 2014 CITE Awards are:

  • Best Business Computing Environment - Cisco Systems
  • Best Cloud Rollout - NASA JPL
  • Best Collaborative Project - GlaxoSmithKline
  • Best Customer App - City of Columbus, Ohio
  • Best Internal App - True Value Company
  • Best Smart Data Project - DirecTV
  • Special Award - Best Use of GIS - State of Colorado
  • Special Award - Best Machine-to-Machine Implementation: UPS

CITE Award Judges:

Judy Batenburg, VP, IT Infrastructure & Operations, Starz Entertainment
Cindy Elkins, VP of IT, Americas, Genentech
Doug Neal, Research Fellow, Leading Edge Forum, CSC
Brandon Porco, Chief Technologist & Technical Fellow, Northrop Grumman
James Robertson, Chief Technology Architect, Time Warner
Gautam Roy, VP of Infrastructure, Waste Management

To view a full list of CITE finalists and capsule descriptions of their projects, please visit: http://www.citeconference.com/ehome/CITESF14/2014-awards

To view videos submitted by some CITE finalists to share their work, please visit our YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/CiteConference.

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About CITE Conference + Expo
CITE: The Consumerization of IT in the Enterprise Conference + Expo brings together the buyers and sellers of consumerized IT solutions to drive adoption and deployment in the enterprise. This national conference and expo gives IT and business executives, venture capitalists, and a wide array of business technology decision-makers, a holistic view of how personal technology is changing and infusing the workplace -- with the ability to drive innovation and productivity to new heights. Embracing this trend is critical not only for attracting and empowering the next generation workforce but for retaining customers and creating business advantage.

About CITEworld
CITEworld is the leading resource for IT professionals, business leaders, technology providers and investors who want to make the most of consumer technologies in the workplace. Additionally, CITEworld creates opportunities for information technology and consumer marketers to reach this audience. CITEworld, through CITEworld.com and CITE Conference + Expo, addresses the mobile revolution reshaping the workplace, including BYOD policies and best practices, mobile device management, mobile enterprise apps, consumer apps in the workplace, as well as the new breed enterprise companies that are bringing a more consumer-like experience to the workplace. CITEworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, events and research company. Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com.

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