For technology firms, receiving awards will boost the company’s credibility among investors, attract top talents, and help you stand out among competitors. Even the technology giants such as Microsoft, Tesla, or Apple all started somewhere – and technology awards certainly helped them gain reputation and momentum. Moreover, this is a great method for marketing and branding as the winners will be recognized and mentioned in many publications.
In this article today, we would like to introduce to you some technology awards with high credibility and visibility that your companies should enter to stand out. Not only offering free marketing and networking opportunities, but awards will also help benchmark a company’s success. Besides, it simply feels good to win!
Microsoft Worldwide Partner Awards
Microsoft Worldwide Partner Awards acknowledges partners with great successes and innovations in over 100 countries and territories. The categories vary from partner competencies, cloud computing, to edge technologies, social impact, and entrepreneurial spirit.
The ceremony will be held at the Microsoft Inspire Event. This is a great opportunity for Microsoft partners to network, access key marketing, and business strategies, or information regarding specific customer solutions.
There are 39 global award categories, which are updated annually. Besides, Microsoft also recognizes 102 different Country Partners of the Year that honor technology achievements across the globe. With its reputation, it is obvious that this award is highly competitive with a yearly entry rate of over 2,600 nominations from 115 different countries.
Being a Microsoft Partner of the Year winner or finalist honors will bring your company to a whole new level of recognition, which can lead to exciting new business opportunities.
- Region: International
- Deadline: April
IT World Awards
Established in 2005, the IT World Award, an industry premier excellence awards program, honors achievements in every perspective of the information technology industry.
This is an international technology award that covers various aspects of the IT sector, from businesses, individuals, products, and support. Some of the popular categories include Best IT Company, Start-Up of The Year, Women in IT, Best Product and Service, or Most Innovative Person.
Categories are broken down by company size which costs different fees to enter, allowing a multiple-level playing field. Previous Gold Medals have been awarded to companies from the USA, Canada, UK, India, and Vietnam.
In the 2020 IT World Awards, Viettel, one of the biggest Vietnamese military-run telecommunications company, had won 21 important categories, such as ‘Best Deployments and Customer Success Of the Year in Asia-Pacific’, a silver medal in ‘Best IT Company’, a bronze in ‘IT Products & Services for Education’, etc.
With so many scopes to entry, the IT World Awards is one of the most complete technology awards in the world that attracts many reputable technology companies such as IBM, Samsung, HP, or Wells Fargo.
Deloitte Technology Fast 500
Launched in 1995, the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 has been around for 26 years, which offers high credit ratings for thousands of companies in technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, and energy technology. This technology award was created to recognize the most innovative technology companies in North America.
Requirements for this technology awards include active business operations for at least four years, headquarters in North America, ownership of intellectual properties or proprietary technology. Most importantly, there are fiscal year operating revenue requirements that candidates must meet, such as having $50,000 in 2016 and $5 million in 2019.
Region: North America
SIIA Codie Awards
For over 30 years, the SIIA CODE Awards have honored thousands of software, education, information, and media firms for achieving innovations. This technology award serves as incredible market validation for the winners.
Especially, as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the SIIA Codie has established several new categories to honor firms that help their customers respond better to social distancing:
- Best Business Technology Pivot
- Best Customer Experience in Business Technology
- Best Customer Experience in EdTech
- Best Remote Learning Partner K-12/Higher Education
- Best Student Experience Response.
Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Best Practices Award
The Frost & Sullivan list recognizes fast-growing, innovative startups on the path to become the next generation of public companies. The award champions are the ones who are using breakthrough technology to transform industries.
In the Asia Pacific, the Awards program has been running since 2003. Any private, independently owned companies founded after January 1, 2005, are eligible to apply. The candidates will have to meet criteria across several categories that take qualitative and quantitative data into account. Below are some parameters used in conducting a detailed study of each nominated company based on actual market performance indicators:
- Revenue growth
- Major customer acquisition
- Business strategy
- Subscribers and growth in subscriber base
- Demonstrated leadership in new product introduction and innovation
- Market share in specific category and growth in the market share
Region: Asia Pacific
In this article today, we have discussed some of the top technology awards that your company should consider entering into. This is a great way to not only earn credibility in the market but also to spread the word about your company’s services. Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions!