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UBM TechWeb's Enterprise Connect Orlando 2011 Announces Finalists for the Prestigious Best of Enterprise Connect Award
Jan 26, 2011 (02:01 PM EST)

Over 30 Submissions Received Signify Great Progress in the Enterprise Communications Industry

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterprise Connect Orlando, produced by UBM TechWeb, today announced the seven finalists of the Best of Enterprise Connect award, which recognizes exhibitors who have made significant technological advancements within the enterprise communications industry.  A panel of industry leading judges chose the finalists and will select the winner, which will be announced at Enterprise Connect Orlando 2011, March 2, 2011 at 9 am EST from the event main stage. For more information on Best of Enterprise Connect, visit:


The seven finalists selected from over 30 submissions include (in alphabetical order):

  • Avaya Flare Experience and Avaya Desktop Video Device: Avaya Flare Experience is groundbreaking software that offers a uniquely compelling multi-modal collaboration experience, delivered on the Avaya Desktop Video Device.
  • Cisco SocialMiner, a social media customer care solution that enables companies to proactively respond to customers and prospects communicating through public social media networks such as Twitter and Facebook, or other public forums or blogging sites.
  • Hewlett Packard HP Visual Collaboration: Executive Desktop: A bundled, touchscreen solution that features an HP TouchSmart 600 Quad loaded with HP Visual Collaboration software, also including camera and headset accessories.  
  • Plantronics Voyager Pro UC: The first Bluetooth headset on the market to include smart sensors which enable communication across platforms from mobile phones to common PC-based communication software used in the enterprise, as well as innovations in user interaction design.
  • ShoreTel Mobility, which extends the full power of a desk phone and Unified Communications (UC) capabilities to a mobile and enables access to any network (cellular or Wi-Fi), simply and cost effectively.
  • Verizon Unified Communications and Collaboration as a Service: UCaaS will leverage Verizon's strengths in Computing as a Service, and will extend the same philosophies to UC services that are now taking hold in the data center space.
  • VidyoRouter Cloud Edition, the next stage in the evolution of the VidyoConferencing software-based architecture, delivering affordable scalability for telecom carriers and organizations to deploy personal telepresence as a cloud service to tens of thousands of users.

"The Best of Enterprise Connect finalists present the most innovative and relevant solutions shaping the enterprise communications industry today," said Eric Krapf, Enterprise Connect Co-Chair. "We believe that as a judged award chosen by industry experts, Best of Enterprise Connect will become the gold standard for achievement in this industry. We applaud all participating companies for their continued commitment to progress and look forward to presenting the Best of Enterprise Connect award onsite at Enterprise Connect Orlando."

The judging panel of industry experts for the Best of Enterprise Connect includes:

  • Eric Krapf, Co-Chair, Enterprise Connect/Lead Blogger, No Jitter (Committee Chairman)
  • Fred Knight, General Manager, Enterprise Connect/Publisher, No Jitter
  • Doug Carolus, Director, Communication Solutions, N'compass
  • Zeus Kerravala, Senior Vice President, Yankee Group
  • Marty Parker, Principal, UniComm Consulting
  • Sorell Slaymaker, Senior Communications Architect, Travelers
  • David Stein, President, Stein Technology Group

About Enterprise Connect®

Enterprise Connect® (formerly VoiceCon) is the leading conference and exhibition for enterprise IP Telephony, Converged Networks and Unified Communications in North America. Enterprise Connect® brings corporate IT decision makers together with the industry's vendors, analysts and consultants to focus on the issues central to enterprise networks and communications. Enterprise Connect® owns and produces No Jitter, (, providing daily blogging and analysis of enterprise communications, and it also serves the community with a weekly email newsletter, a Webinar Series and Virtual Events. For more information, visit

About UBM TechWeb

UBM TechWeb, the global leader in technology media and professional information, enables people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. Through its three core businesses – media solutions, marketing services and paid content – UBM TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed brands and media applications in the technology market. More than 14.5 million business and technology professionals (CIOs and IT managers, Web & Digital professionals, Software Developers, Government decision makers, and Telecom providers) actively engage in UBM TechWeb's communities and information resources monthly. UBM TechWeb brands include: global face-to-face events such as Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat and Enterprise Connect; award-winning online resources such as InformationWeek, Light Reading, and Network Computing; and market-leading magazines InformationWeek, Wall Street & Technology, and Advanced Trading. UBM TechWeb is a UBM company, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.