Leading enterprise IT players clinch gold in Singapore

HP and Microsoft lead the way at Computerworld Singapore Readers Choice Awards 2012

SINGAPORE, OCTOBER 4, 2012 — Hewlett-Packard Singapore (HP Singapore) and Microsoft Singapore are the biggest winners at the 17th edition of the Computerworld Singapore Readers Choice Awards (RCA), grabbing 14 out of the 40 available categories. Commonly acknowledged as the ‘Oscars of the Singapore IT industry’, the awards were presented tonight at Raffles Hotel Singapore.

The lion’s share of the awards went to HP Singapore and Microsoft Singapore, scoring eight and six respectively. Other star performers were: SAP and Symantec Corporation with three awards each; and, Cisco Systems, EMC Corporation, Fortinet, IBM Singapore, SingTel, and VMware with two each.

The honour roll also includes: Acronis, APC by Schneider Electric, Apple, Blue Coat Systems, Check Point Software Technologies, CommScope, Lenovo, and SAS Institute.

The Awards go to vendors, products, services or solution families that score the highest in the areas of price, performance, feature sets, reliability and ease of use. Computerworld Singapore readers do the actual evaluation and then participate in an online survey.

Every year, Fairfax Business Research, the research arm of Fairfax Business Media, conducts the awards survey on behalf of Computerworld Singapore, following industry best practices to deliver statistically valid results from the country’s qualified information and communication executives, including Computerworld Singapore readers.

There are altogether 40 categories divided into nine award sections: Communications, Enterprise Applications, Hardware, Platform and Tools, Security, Services, Storage, Virtualisation, and a newly added category for this year – Cloud.

In total, there were close to 1,000 product and service contenders for the Awards this year.

HP Singapore’s wins were in the following categories: Consulting and Integration; Entry-Level Servers; Hybrid and Private Cloud Provider; Infrastructure-as-a-Service Provider; Mid-Range Servers; Platform-as-a-Service Provider; Software-as-a-Service Provider; and Support and Maintenance.

Microsoft Singapore’s were in: Application Servers Software; Collaboration Platform; Database Management System; Enterprise Content Management; System Management Software; and Unified Communications Software Suite.

The complete winners list is available at www.computerworld.com.sg/rca2012

Mark Hobson, Asia Regional Manager, Fairfax Business Media, hailed the efforts made by every award winner, and their outstanding determination and passion to support their customers.

With reference to the theme of this year’s RCA programme “Record Breakers, History Makers - the Gold Medal Winners of the Year”–he said: “They have helped both themselves and their customers achieve gold standard performances with qualities possessed by many of the world's top athletes and sports personalities as exemplified in this year’s Olympics.”

Equally impressed was Jack Loo, Editor, Computerworld Singapore, who praised the winners’ ability to persevere and excel, even in uncertain times.

“In today’s climate of doing more with less, these companies clocked record-breaking performances and displayed unflinching loyalty to their customers with the delivery of top technologies and services.”


For inquiries on the Computerworld Singapore Readers Choice Awards contact:

Jack Loo – Tel: +65 6395 8062 - E: jloo@fairfaxbm.com

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