SOURCE: Small Business Technology Institute

January 31, 2007 14:50 ET

Small Business Technology Magazine Awards the Best Technology Products of the Year

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 31, 2007 -- Small Business Technology Magazine, the only print and digital publication in the U.S. focusing on the technology needs of small businesses, today announced the recipients of its 2006 Product of the Year Awards, its annual salute to the best technology products and services for small business. More than 50 winners are profiled online and in print as part of Small Business Technology Magazine's Best of the Year Issue and 2007 Buyer's Guide, available now at http://www.sbtechnologymagazine.org/products.

The Product of the Year Awards program recognizes outstanding technology products that improve key functions in a small business, such as business operations, management, marketing and sales, productivity and financial management, in addition to critical technology areas such as security and infrastructure. 2006 award winners were selected from nearly 300 entries and comprise four categories: Top 10, Finalists, Products to Watch and Products that Get the Job Done.

"Small Business Technology Magazine prides itself on helping entrepreneurs make technology decisions that drive real results in their business," said Patrick Cook, Product Editor and Labs Director, Small Business Technology Magazine. "Our 2006 winners represent the best of the best -- demonstrating the breadth and quality of technical products aimed specifically at the small business market, with robust features and price points that are just right for their needs."

The Small Business Technology Magazine 2006 Product of the Year Award winners include: (listed in alphabetical order and not ranked within in each category)

2006 Top 10 Products of the Year

Adobe Contribute 4, Adobe Systems
CA Business Protection Suite for Microsoft Small Business Server Premium
 r2, CA, Inc.
Citrix GoToWebinar, Citrix Online
ClickTracks Optimizer, ClickTracks Analytics, Inc.
FastTrack Schedule 9, AEC Software
HP rp5000 Point of Sale System, HP
LifeBook T4215 Tablet PC, Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation
Microsoft Small Business Server R2, Microsoft
ReadyNAS NV+, Infrant Technologies
WorkCentre 4150s, Xerox Corporation

2006 Product of the Year Finalists

Act! by Sage, Sage Software
Aegis Portable, Apricorn, Inc.
BlueService, BlueFolder
CallWave Mobile, CallWave, Inc.
Constant Contact, Constant Contact
Dell UntraSharp 2007WFP, Dell, Inc.
Eli, TrustELI, Inc.
Freeconference.com, Global Conference Partners
KODAK Scan Station 100, Eastman Kodak Company
Landslide, Landslide Technologies, Inc.
Mirra Sync and Share Personal Media Server, Seagate Technology
MoGo MouseBT, Newton Peripherals
Mvox MV900, Mvox Technologies, Inc.
NetSuite 11.0, NetSuite, Inc.
Nokia E62, Cingular Wireless (now a part of the new AT&T)
NTRsupport, NTR Global
PayCycle Payroll Plus, PayCycle, Inc.
SeriTek/2ENSM2-E, FirmTek, LLC
SuccessFactors Manager's Edition, SuccessFactors, Inc.
Symantec Ghost Solution Suite 2.0, Symantec Corporation
Timecard Monitor with Labor Time Management Module, Count Me In, LLC
Wasp WLS 9500 Laser Scanner, Wasp Barcode Technologies
YouSendIt Business Plus, YouSendIt, Inc.
Zoomerang zPro, Zoomerang

2006 Products to Watch

BlueTie Business Class Collaboration Software, BlueTie, Inc.
Customized Printed Products, VistaPrint
Glance, Glance Networks
HyperOffice, HyperOffice
Scanalizer 2.5, NeatReceipts
SitePal, Oddcast
Small Office Solution (SOS), DirectPointe
Universal Power Bank, MFUEL
ViaCube SOHO Business Solution, ViaCube
VirtualOne, GotVMail Communications

2006 Products that Get the Job Done

CardScan Team, CardScan
EMC Retrospect 7.5, EMC Corp.
FileMaker Pro 8.5, FileMaker
Maximizer 9, Maximizer Software, Inc.
Nitro PDF Professional, Nitro PDF
Peachtree by Sage Premium Accounting, Sage Software
Plantronics Voyager 510-USB, Plantronics
Presented by Small Business Technology Magazine, the 2006 Product of the Year Awards honor the best technology products and services for small business. A panel of judges, consisting of editors, technology writers, trainers and consultants, analysts and small businesses, evaluates products based on criteria such as: overall fit; functionality and ease of use; quality and breadth of support; innovation; and potential impact on the bottom line of a small business. Judges also consider factors for successful technology adoption, such as pricing, learning curve, ease of setup and installation, breadth of user materials and support. The program is open to manufacturers and developers of technology hardware, packaged software and hosted services available for purchase by small businesses in the United States.

Winning vendors and their authorized representatives are invited to access a marketing portal with logos and other branding opportunities at http://www.sbtechnologymagazine.org/awards2006. For questions, call Sandy Munio at 408-494-0212 x115 or email awards@sbtechnologyinstitute.org.

About Small Business Technology Magazine

Small Business Technology Magazine is the only print and online magazine in the U.S. that focuses on the technology needs of small businesses. The media company offers hundreds of articles, research reports, case studies and product demonstrations that help entrepreneurs make the right technology decisions simply, quickly and effectively. Subscribe at http://www.sbtechnologymagazine.org.

Product and company names mentioned in this press release are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. These awards reflect the opinion of the judges and should be considered as one of many reference points when researching and evaluating products for small businesses.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:

    Joanna Rustin
    Managing Editor
    Email Contact
    (408) 494-0212 x105

    Sandy Munio
    Awards Program Coordinator
    Email Contact
    (408) 494-0212 x115