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The submission deadline has been extended to April 4, 2011


HP is pleased to announce the 6th annual HP Software Awards of Excellence. The 2011 awards honor customers using HP software solutions in effective and innovative ways to deliver business value. Let us know what you’re doing to drive the success of your business or organization.


For an example submittal, click here. If you need further assistance with your submittal, contact us.

Submit your entry:

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We will consider accomplishments in key areas related to the Instant-On Enterprise, HP’s vision for helping business and government organizations use IT more powerfully.


To be eligible for an award, a project will demonstrate how an IT organization has used HP software solutions to deliver agility, optimization, risk management, and innovation to the business.*


Likely candidates include projects that address:


  • Application transformation initiatives that assess aging application portfolios, modernize applications, and manage them to optimize business value and reduce maintenance costs
  • Converged infrastructure initiatives that drive out cost and build a foundation for agile service delivery
  • Enterprise security initiatives that touch people, processes, technology, and content to protect assets, resources, and customer data and to meet regulatory mandates
  • Information optimization initiatives that harness the power of information by discovering and governing it across the enterprise and turning it into insight that drives effective business decisions and innovation
  • Hybrid delivery initiatives that strategically blend traditional, private cloud, public cloud, and outsourcing models to make sure the business is getting the best service at the best price all the time 

We’ll give special consideration to organizations that address multiple initiatives to move a business or government agency toward the HP vision of an Instant-On Enterprise that reinvents technology and imbeds it in the enterprise to integrate and automate the IT value chain, adopt easily and innovate rapidly, manage risk and meet environmental responsibility—and serve customers or constituents, employees, and partners with whatever they need, instantly, via any channel.


*The number of prizes awarded will depend on the quality of the projects submitted. 


What’s in it for you?

HP Awards of Excellence offer you the opportunity to be recognized for your accomplishments within you own organization, with your business leaders, and among your industry peers.


Selected honorees will receive:


  • Spotlight recognition at HP Discover 2011 on June 6 – 10 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (HP DISCOVER is a mega-event that combines and surpasses HP Software Universe, HP Technology@Work, and HP Tech Forum.)
  • One complimentary pass to HP Discover 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada (Travel costs are the responsibility of the winning companies.) This USD 1,795 value is not redeemable for cash.
  • Several visual depictions of features of your company’s story at HP Discover 2011
  • An HP Software Awards of Excellence trophy
  • An awards ceremony on your company site in the weeks following HP Discover 2011, to recognize the success of your team


Enter your submission


How are winners selected?

An independent panel of judges will evaluate submissions based on the following criteria:


  • Measurable improvement in business outcomes delivered through IT/business alignment. Improved outcomes might include but not be limited to increased customer satisfaction, better application quality, expanded market share, regulatory compliance, lower cost of operations, or faster delivery of revenue-generating services.
  • Demonstrated use of best practices.
  • Creative application of people, processes, and technology to ensure successful project outcome.
  • Lessons learned that can be shared with other HP customers. 

We will also give consideration to project scale, heterogeneity of the IT/telephony environment, depth and breadth of HP solutions, and integration of functions and tools, including third-party technologies.



We will also have a ‘People’s choice’ award category in which members of the HP Software online community will select their favorite submission.


Increase your chance of winning.

Your submittal should document and demonstrate measurable improvement in business and IT/solution performance. We recommend that you gather input from both business and IT/solution stakeholders and provide specific and detailed answers to all questions rather than a general summary in the project submittal.


Important dates

Accepting applications:                         Until April 4, 2011

Status notification sent to winners:      Week of May 16, 2011


Please click here for the official awards rules.


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Additional questions?

For questions regarding the HP Software Awards of Excellence 2011, please contact us.


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