COMMON, IBM Extend Deadline for iSeries Innovation Awards to January 31
January 9, 2006 Timothy Prickett Morgan
Back in mid-November, IBM, the maker of the iSeries, and COMMON, the largest user group dedicated to the iSeries platform, opened up nominations for the second annual iSeries Innovation Awards. To nominate your company or business partner for an award in a number of different areas, you had to get your nomination form in by December 30. Apparently you were all a little busy as 2005 came to a close, so IBM and COMMON have extended the deadline to apply for an award to January 31.
So if you are doing neat things with iSeries technology, now is your chance to show off. If you don’t like your boss all that much and you want to see him blush in front of a large audience as he get handed a glass trophy, you can do that, too.
To qualify, organizations with an AS/400, iSeries, or i5 and an OS/400-based solution must be identifiable as an end-user (ISVs are not eligible). You also have to make a solid case for enhancing the business with whatever solution you nominate. Nominations may originate from within an iSeries shop and come from the IT staff itself or from an ISV with a noteworthy customer that they want to hold up as an example. There are awards in five different categories: Application Deployment, Business Resiliency, Infrastructure Simplification, i5/OS Focus, and Education Excellence. To get all the details on the awards and how you might qualify for one, please see Nomination Process for iSeries Innovation Awards Opens.