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Best of Citrix Synergy 2019 Awards criteria and nomination form

The Best of Citrix Synergy 2019 Awards are coming. Get to know the rules and criteria, and nominate a product for this year's awards using the form below.

The Best of Citrix Synergy 2019 Awards will recognize outstanding products on display at Citrix's annual user conference, which takes place May 21-23 in Atlanta.

Vendors nominate their products, which will compete in the following categories:

  • Digital Workspace
  • Storage, Networking and Infrastructure
  • Application, Access and Content Security
  • New Technology

A team of expert judges will evaluate products. The judges will also name one of the individual category winners as Best of Show.

TechTarget will announce the Best of Citrix Synergy 2019 Awards winners during a ceremony on the show floor.

Please read the full rules and criteria before nominating a product. If you have any questions about the awards program, email bestofcitrixsynergy@techtarget.com. The deadline to enter has been extended to Wednesday, April 10.

Enter the Best of Citrix Synergy 2019 Awards here.

Citrix Synergy 2019
Citrix Synergy show floor

Best of Citrix Synergy 2019 Awards rules

For all categories except New Technology, products must be generally available and have shipped between June 2018 and May 2019. Products eligible for the New Technology category include those that are not generally available but will ship between May 2019 and December 2019.

A vendor may nominate multiple products, but it may not nominate the same product in multiple categories. Please complete one nomination form for each product. Do not nominate a product for Best of Show; judges will choose that award winner from among the individual category winners.

All nominated products must be available on the conference show floor in the event a judge requests a demonstration. Judges will not contact all nominees directly.

Judges' decisions are final and will not be disclosed to any party prior to the awards ceremony.

Category descriptions

Digital Workspace: On-premises products or cloud services that provide access to desktops, applications and/or data, manage that access or provide additional capabilities for those workspaces.

Citrix Synergy attendees
Citrix Synergy attendees

Storage, Networking and Infrastructure: Products that enhance the role of networking, storage or compute in building and maintaining cloud infrastructures or desktop and application delivery environments.

Application, Access and Content Security: Products that protect applications, data, identities or networks in cloud infrastructures or desktop and application delivery environments.

New Technology: Products and services in the aforementioned categories that are not generally available but will ship by the end of 2019.

Judging criteria

Judges will evaluate nominated products using the following criteria:

Ease of use: Is the product simple to install, integrate with other systems, use and manage? Are its functions clear? Can it work in heterogeneous environments?

Innovation: Does the product introduce new features, or make major improvements to existing capabilities? Does it fill a gap in the market?

Functionality and performance: Does the product actually do what the vendor says it does? Does it significantly improve operations?

Value: Is the product worth what it costs? Is its return on investment clear?

Next Steps

Take a look at TechTarget's coverage of Citrix Synergy 2018

Read through the Best of Citrix Synergy 2018 Awards winners

This was last published in March 2019

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