The elders (readers) have spoken and the prophecies (results) are revealed.
OK I will stop. Then again the editor only gets let loose that many times in a year – considering I have to keep my composure most of the year to write about the very serious issues revolving around enterprise data. It’s nearly Christmas so let me have some fun eh?
This year, we had over 1,400 votes from readers around the region. Thanks to all of you who took the time to fill in our form and told us your favourites in the industry.
(Voting is anonymous, we only collect emails to ensure no repeated votes were allowed. So yes, we know some of you submitted the forms several times. Your vote only counts once.)
That aside, I am sure you are all a nervous wreck waiting for the results to be revealed. Ok. I will spare you all the pain. In fact, to save you from having to read my horrible quips, I will list them below. If you do enjoy my wisecracks – I have a separate article on editor’s choice, honourable mentions and I will dissect the result3s. Keep your eyes peeled for that!
Without further ado. The winners. (and close 2nd and 3rd)
Congratulations to all the winners and to those who weren’t featured this time around – we want you to know, all of you put up an incredible fight. A lot of the votes were very close calls and for many categories, the distributions were quite even – so be proud! You have worked hard and proven yourselves this year to be very formidable rivals to these winners.
And to all the winners – nudge your boss for a company dinner to celebrate? Pop the secret stash of wine, bring out your best tea/coffee, grab a cake, order pizza, bring out the expensive chocolates! You know it’s hiding in the office somewhere. (Ahem. Personally, this editor runs on coffee. And pizza. Just add coffee when grumpy.)
And with that, I, Satoko Omata, sign off for this award season as Senior Journalist and acting Editor for Data & Storage ASEAN. The 2016 awards a wonderful success and we will see you again next year!
Merry Christmas and have a wonderful year ahead!