The UK Cloud Awards 2018 are open for business

Now in their fifth year, the awards celebrate the great and the good in the UK cloud industry…

Are you a cloud vendor? Has your business creatively used cloud services or implemented an innovative new cloud-based project? Have you played a key part in a successful digital transformation project in 2017 that was heavily reliant on cloud computing? Do you see yourself as a cloud leader, entrepreneur or visionary?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, we want to hear from you as the UK Cloud Awards 2018 are now open for business.

Now in its fifth year, the awards are back with a fresh look. Brought to you by Cloud Pro in association with the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF), the awards will take place on 16 May 2018 at the prestigious County Hall in London.

The awards aim to celebrate cloud innovation and excellence and showcase some of the exemplary work going on in the UK cloud industry.

The deadline for entries is 23 February 2018, with the shortlist announced nearer to the time of the main event.

The event will see leading vendors, channel partners, customers and individuals throughout the UK's cloud industry battle it out for each coveted award by showcasing their achievements over the past 12 months.

Standout submissions showcasing the best products, projects and providers will be shortlisted by a panel of highly regarded independent judges, headed up by CIF deputy chair Frank Bennett. The full list of judges can be found on the awards website.

"The UK cloud industry is booming and is a global leader in cloud innovation. The UK Cloud Awards aim to highlight that innovation and recognise the leading projects, providers, and people that are propelling the industry to new heights," said Alex Hilton, CIF's CEO.

"The awards have matured massively over the last five years, showcasing the incredible innovation and transformative projects is testimony to this."

In addition to receiving one of the coveted awards and having their achievement acknowledged by peers and the wider industry, winners will also benefit from coverage in Dennis' B2B brands and social media promotion.

"The UK Cloud Awards play a vital role in showcasing some truly exceptional individuals and companies working in the UK cloud industry. We're therefore delighted to be bringing them back for the fifth year running. It is absolutely thrilling to see that there is huge interest and desire from enterprises in the industry to win a UK Cloud Award," said Paul Franklin, publisher at Dennis Digital.

"We've refreshed the awards categories this year which reflect cloud's diverse applications and we will bring together professionals from across the industry to acknowledge the value of their work."

The award categories are as follows:

BEST IN CLASS

  • Security Solution
  • Storage Solution
  • Collaboration Solution
  • Business Continuity Solution
  • Most Innovative Enterprise Product
  • Most Innovative SMB Product
  • Unified Communications Product
  • Mobility Solution
  • Fintech Solution
  • Cloud Platform Solution 

BEST DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION PROJECTS

  • Public Sector Project 
  • Private Sector Project (SMB)
  • Private Sector Project (Enterprise)
  • Most Innovative Emerging Technology

CLOUD SERVICE PROVIDER

  • Managed Service Provider (MSP)
  • Cloud Service Provider (CSP)
  • G-Cloud Public Sector Provider
  • Best Start-Up 

ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS 

  • Cloud Visionary of the Year
  • Cloud Entrepreneur of the Year

To enter and for more information about the awards, head over to www.ukcloudawards.co.uk

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