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Calling all Enterprise All-Stars

Mar 13, 20062 mins

What do recent IT projects at MetroHealth System, State Street and Weather Underground have in common? At first glance, not much. MetroHealth converged voice and data over wireless IP, State Street built an advanced MPLS network, and Weather Underground used Linux clusters and low-cost bandwidth to handle unpredictable traffic flows to its Web site.

The common denominator? These are projects that won the companies acclaim in Network World’s inaugural Enterprise All-Star Award – three of 50 projects we honored last year.

Now it’s your turn.

Chances are you recently wrapped up a leading-edge project or two that improved operations or opened new business opportunities (or better – did some of both). The technologies involved can be anything from access rights management to wireless LAN switching. You just have to be able to demonstrate how the project helped meet an important business goal.

Maybe, for example, corporate accountants are breezing through regulatory oversight meetings because of the compliance management system you’ve implemented. Perhaps line-of-business managers are sealing deals quicker than ever with their improved access to the right information they need, when and where they need it.

Whatever the achievement, it’s worth sharing the accomplishment with your IT peers. Get the entry form for our second annual Enterprise All-Star Awards. Just outline the technology and business goals and tell us why your effort deserves to be noticed.

Award winners will be celebrated in the Sept. 25 Network World Enterprise All-Star issue and may be invited to participate in Network World‘s new IT Road map conference series, single-day events hosted in cities around the country that examine the hottest issues of the day.

The first IT Road map conference will open in Boston next week and features a number of All-Star winners. After the keynote address, for example, there will be a panel discussion with John Halamka, CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Ahmed El-Haggan, vice president of IT and CIO, Coppin State University; and Tom McCormick, manager of network engineering with Carnival Cruise Lines.

The deadline for project entries is May 10.