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        Ventana Research Introduces the 2012 Technology Innovation Leadership Awards

        The leading business technology research firm issues call for technology vendors to nominate technology innovation to be recognized


        SAN RAMON, CA, July 31, 2012 - In an effort to honor groundbreaking Technologies, Ventana Research has added an all new category to it’s prestigious annual Leadership Awards. The first Technology Innovation Leadership Awards will acknowledge significant accomplishments in a range of technology innovation across business and IT. The awards recognize the pioneers that exemplify the advancements in technology driving change and value for organizations worldwide.

        Ventana Research invites all vendors to nominate their technology to be considered for the awards. Award recipients will be selected based upon an organization’s contributions within the business technology sector, including the enhancement of productivity and education of the customer base through the use of technology. The technologies drive better efficiency and contribute to the performance of an organization. Ventana Research wants to highlight and acknowledge the importance of these innovations through the Leadership Awards.

        The Leadership Awards have become an industry tradition, with leaders and innovators identified annually by the Ventana Research team. The sixth annual Leadership Awards will acknowledge significant accomplishments in using people, processes, information and technology while applying best practices to attain superior outcomes, increased productivity and potential innovation within an organization. This year's Leadership Awards will present participants with a new exciting opportunity to receive their award at the Ventana Research Business Technology Innovation Summit on November 8th at The Tech Museum in San Jose, CA during the Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony. 

        “Too often technology innovation is not recognized for its contribution towards helping organizations improve and compete effectively,” said Mark Smith, CEO & Chief Research Officer, “Our new Leadership Awards, the largest in the industry, will help recognize the milestones made by technology vendors in their work to help the industry. As a leading business technology research firm, we assess and recommend technology on an ongoing basis. We have a responsibility to also recognize achievements in technology advancements.”

        These Leadership Awards, the largest business and technology awards program in the industry, cover 28 categories spanning from big data, mobile technology to human capital management. Submissions are evaluated based on the stringent guideline set out by awards program criteria. Submissions by technology vendors will be evaluated on the technology innovations for business and IT. To begin the submission process,interested organizations or individuals can request a submission form by emailing submission process must be completed by September 5, 2012. 

        The categories for the new Ventana Research 2012 Technology Innovation Leadership awards are:

        Business Technology Awards 

        Big Data 

        Business Analytics 

        Business Collaboration 

        Cloud Computing 

        Mobile Technology

        Social Media 

        To learn more about the Ventana Research Leadership Awards or to find out what previous award recipients have to say about them please visit

        About Ventana Research 

        Ventana Research is the most authoritative and respected benchmark business technology research and advisory services firm. We provide insight and expert guidance on mainstream and disruptive technologies through a unique set of research-based offerings including benchmark research and technology evaluation assessments, education workshops and our research and advisory services, Ventana On-Demand. Our unparalleled understanding of the role of technology in optimizing business processes and performance and our best practices guidance are rooted in our rigorous research-based benchmarking of people, processes, information and technology across business and IT functions in every industry. This benchmark research plus our market coverage and in-depth knowledge of hundreds of technology providers means we can deliver education and expertise to our clients to increase the value they derive from technology investments while reducing time, cost and risk.

        Ventana Research provides the most comprehensive analyst and research coverage in the industry; business and IT professionals worldwide are members of our community and benefit from Ventana Research's insights, as do highly regarded media and association partners around the globe. Our views and analyses are distributed daily through blogs and social media channels including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+.

        To learn how Ventana Research advances the maturity of organizations' use of information and technology through benchmark research, education and advisory services, visit

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        (925) 242-2412

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