Media Statement

HP and Microsoft Top the Charts of Malaysian ICT Superheroes

The two giants retake major honours at the Computerworld Malaysia Readers Choice Awards 2011

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA, OCTOBER 11, 2011—Hewlett-Packard Malaysia and Microsoft Malaysia have topped the honour roll again and have taken almost half of the available categories in this year’s, the 10th edition, Computerworld Malaysia Readers Choice Awards (RCA), themed “Superhero”. Commonly acknowledged as the ‘Oscars of the IT industry’, the awards were presented tonight at the Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur.

HP Malaysia and Microsoft Malaysia each bagged eight awards. Other star performers were: SAP Malaysia with three awards; and Cisco Systems Malaysia, Fortinet Malaysia, IBM Malaysia, Symantec Corporation and VMware, with two each.

The honour roll also included: APC by Schneider Electric, Apple Malaysia, Check Point Software Technologies, CommScope, Dell Sales Malaysia, EMC Computer Systems, F5 Networks, Hitachi Asia, Kaspersky Lab, NetApp Malaysia and Telekom Malaysia.

The Awards go to vendors, products, services or solution families that score the highest with their customers who voted in the areas of price, performance, feature sets, reliability and ease of use.

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

There are altogether 40 categories divided into eight award sections: Communications, Enterprise Applications, Hardware, Platform and Tools, Security, Services, Storage and Virtualisation.

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

HP Malaysia’s were in the following categories: Data Centre and Hosting Services Provider; Entry-Level Servers; Mid-Range Servers; High-End Enterprise Servers; SAN Switches; Storage Management Software; Support and Maintenance Services Provider; and Wireless Routers.

Microsoft Malaysia’s were in: Business Intelligence; Collaboration Platform; Database Management System; Enterprise Content Management; Performance Management; Service Oriented Architecture Services Provider; System Management Software; and Unified Communications Software Suite.

The complete winners list is available here.

Mark Hobson, Asia Regional Manager, Fairfax Business Media, lauded the efforts made by every award winner. “During the last three tough years, organisations in both the public and private sectors have had to deal with shrinking budgets and staff reductions. Though there would appear to be limits ‘doing more with even less,’ some companies have survived and even thrived to our astonishment,” he said. “The winners have proved their zest and loyalty to their customers in the past 12 months by delivering the top technologies and services: These have been deemed as the ‘Superheroes’ of 2011 by their customers.”

Adding his praise, was AvantiKumar, Editor of Computerworld Malaysia, who said, “Creativity and 'downright guts' are just two of the features that helped to drive many of outstanding achievements in the last year among the world's top technology vendors and service providers standing here tonight. They have helped their customers by pushing the notion of customer commitment to almost miraculous and heroic limits.”

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For inquiries on the Computerworld Malaysia Readers Choice Awards contact:

AvantiKumar – Tel: + 603 7804 3692—E: akumar@fairfaxbm.com


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