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InfoWorld Announces the 2013 Technology of the Year Award Recipients

One-Third of Winning Products Provide an Open Source Solution

FRAMINGHAM, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/09/13 -- IDG's InfoWorld, the technology media brand devoted to modernizing enterprise IT, has announced the winners of its 2013 Technology of the Year Awards. Selected by InfoWorld Test Center editors and reviewers, and drawn from all products InfoWorld tested in the past year, the annual Technology of the Year Awards identifies the best and most innovative products on the IT landscape.

The 2013 awards recognize the 35 best IT products from big data to cloud computing, application development, mobile technology and more. Several of the open source technologies meet organizations' growing need to analyze and utilize big data, demonstrating how in tune IT solution providers are with the transforming business needs that IT decision-makers are balancing. Other winning products continue to represent the best of IT trends that have continued to be relevant to drive business value, including BI, data center servers and storage, enterprise and productivity apps and mobile devices.

"Many years ago we called these our 'Product of the Year Awards.' But 'product' just isn't the right word," said Doug Dineley, executive editor of InfoWorld's Test Center. "Our Technology of the Year Awards are not merely the best 'products' in their class. These are the tools at the leading edge of technology innovation -- the ones that are shaping the way we work and do business."

InfoWorld's 2013 Technology of the Year Recipients:

  • Apache Cassandra
  • Apache Hadoop
  • Apache Lucene
  • Apple iPad Mini
  • Bootstrap
  • CloudBees
  • Couchbase Server
  • Dell EqualLogic PS6110XS iSCSI SAN
  • Dell PowerEdge C6220
  • Dell PowerEdge M1000e Blade System
  • ExaGrid EX Series
  • Google Android "Jelly Bean"
  • Google Drive
  • HTML5
  • Jaspersoft BI Suite
  • Joyent Cloud
  • LogMeIn Free, Pro, and Ignition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Azure
  • Microsoft Windows PowerShell
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Neo4j
  • Node.js
  • OpenRemote
  • QNAP TS-EC1279U
  • Riverbed Granite
  • Riverbed Steelhead
  • Science Logic EM7
  • Sencha Touch
  • Ubuntu
  • Veeam Backup and Replication
  • VMware vSphere
  • VMware Workstation
  • WordPress
  • ZenDesk

To learn more about the 2013 InfoWorld Technology of the Year recipients visit InfoWorld.com.

"Technology has transformed how business is conducted and the use of emerging solutions, platforms and devices are key differentiators in building competitive advantage," said Sean Weglage, SVP, digital and publisher, InfoWorld. "IT decision-makers turn to InfoWorld for deep dives into the latest technologies through the insight of the InfoWorld Expert Contributor Network and Test Center."

About InfoWorld Technology of the Year Awards
Selected by InfoWorld Test Center editors and reviewers, the annual awards identify the best and most innovative products on the IT landscape. Winners are drawn from all of the products tested by InfoWorld during the past year, with the final selections made by InfoWorld's Test Center staff. All products reviewed by the Test Center are eligible to be considered for a Technology of the Year award.

About InfoWorld
InfoWorld is the leading resource for content and tools on "modernizing enterprise IT." The InfoWorld Expert Contributor Network provides a unique perspective in the market; our editors provide first-hand experience from testing, deploying and managing implementation of emerging enterprise technologies. InfoWorld's Web site (InfoWorld.com) and custom solutions provide a deep dive into specific technologies to help IT decision-makers excel in their roles and provide opportunities for IT vendors to reach this audience. InfoWorld 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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