FRAMINGHAM, MA--(Marketwired - Jan 8, 2014) - IDG's Consumerization of IT in the Enterprise (CITE) conference + expo -- the only conference to examine all aspects of consumer-driven technology change in business and the workplace -- is pleased to announce the finalists of its first CITE Awards Program. Winners of the program's six categories will be announced in a live ceremony at the third annual event to be held April 27-29, 2014, in San Francisco.
Awards categories cover a range of technologies that support internal and customer-facing innovation in the fast-changing business world. Entries were evaluated and finalists selected based on business outcomes as well as the complexity and innovation of solutions developed.
"This first awards program highlighted a wealth of organizations across many industries using consumer-inspired technologies to solve real business problems," said program chair Anne McCrory, vice president, marketing and content strategy for events at IDG Enterprise. "A lot of the entries had a data analytics focus even if the project itself was entered in another category. Clearly that will be a major theme of the CITE conference, in addition to a lot of the other emerging trends we're seeing, from 3-D printing to wearables to new ecommerce platforms."
Expertise from many of the finalists will be incorporated into the 2014 CITE agenda and profiled in articles on CITEworld.com.
"I was extremely impressed with the caliber of the projects submitted, and look forward to showcasing them on CITEworld," said Matt Rosoff, CITEworld editorial director and an awards program judge.
The CITE conference agenda will focus on five major areas experiencing disruption as a result of the consumerization of IT. These are The Customer, The Business, The Workplace, The Technology and The Edge.
"The CITE Awards, like the conference agenda, demonstrate how many technologies contribute to a truly agile enterprise. It's much more than mobile and BYOD," said Adam Dennison, VP and publisher of CITEworld. "We're excited to have these finalists share how they integrated edge technologies to drive great business outcomes."
The 2014 CITE Award Finalists are:
Best Business Computing Environment
Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services
Quality Distribution Inc.
Best Cloud Rollout
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratories
School of Rock
Best Collaborative Project
Best Customer App
City of Columbus, Ohio
The Hertz Corporation
Insurance Auto Auctions, Inc.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services
Best Internal App
Dr Pepper Snapple Group
True Value Company
Best Smart Data Project
Arizona Department of Education
Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services
Probation Department of Santa Clara County
Best Machine-to-Machine Implementation: UPS
Best Use of GIS: Colorado Governor's Office of Information Technology
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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.
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, CITE Conference + Expo as well as CITE Forums, address 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.