1st Philippines CyberPress IT Choice Awards 2008

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    1st Philippines CyberPress IT Choice Awards 2008
    philstar.com, December 23, 2008


    In what it hoped would become an annual tradition, the country’s organization of IT reporters held this year its first CyberPress IT Choice Awards, which is meant to honor the persons and entities, as well as technologies, that made their mark in the local market for 2008.

    The awards ceremony, which was held in conjunction with the group’s Christmas party on Dec. 19, recognized this year’s achievers in five categories:

    ... and the winners are:

    * IT Start-Up of the Year -

    G2Vc, a venture capital firm and holdings company that operates open-source companies Morph Labs and Exist Global – two Filipino firms which have successfully expanded abroad, particularly the US. Other nominees in the category were Pointwest Technologies Corp, UR Solutions, MyGame.Ph, and EGG (Entertainment Gateway Group)

    * IT Company of the Year -

    Bayan Telecommunications... the other candidates were Yahoo Philippines, BPO firm Accenture, consumer electronics giant Samsung Philippines, and IT distributor Axis Global Technologies.

    * IT Executive of the Year -

    Enrique Y. Gonzales, who steered technology conglomerate IPVG to unprecedented heights this year. He was chosen over a competitive list that included Marife Zamora of Convergys, Manuel Wong of Acer, and G2VC’s Damarillo.

    * Gadget of the Year -

    Asus eee PC... it won over a tough field composed of iPhone 3G, Canon cameras, Globe Visibility, and Sony Bravia.

    * Newsmaker of the Year -

    “Rise of the Netbooks” ... the mini-laptop revolution edged Social networks, Broadband breaks into the mass market, Green IT, and the Gil@s program as the technology trend that mattered most to people.

    Read more: http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?Ar ... goryId=207

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