EuroCloud UK Awards 2016

EuroCloud UK Awards 2016 

2016 marks the 7th consecutive year of the European Cloud industry's premier Awards programme - the pan-European EuroCloud Awards. 

Decided by an independent panel of judges, our Awards are designed as a showcase for the innovation and excellence that the UK cloud industry can be rightly proud of. Our winners have the opportunity to present themselves as leading lights on a global stage - several of last year's winners went forward to compete in the European leg of the contest. 

There are 8 Awards categories including 2 special categories that celebrate the work of cloud suppliers using the innovative G-Cloud framework to encourage public sector cloud adoption. The 6 remaining categories offer the opportunity for our winners to go forward to compete in the European contest, the results of which will be declared at a Gala Dinner during the annual EuroCloud member conference held this year in Bucharest on October 7th. 

Here are the 8 Award categories. To enter, please read the terms, conditions and requirements for entry and then complete the online application form to register your company for the Awards. You will then receive a confirmation email with a request for submission of your completed entry for each category you have selected.

Best Cloud Service for Horizontal Markets

For Cloud Services that can be used in different market segments such as ERP, CRM, IaaS etc. Entries will be judged on the following criteria:

  • General Quality, Professionalism and Completeness of the application
  • USP, Creativity and Originality of the Cloud Service
  • Scalability according to Customer demands
  • Data Exchange Capabilities and Compatibilities
  • Security and Privacy characteristics in relation to customer data sensitivity and compliance
  • Judge’s Individual Assessment Criteria 

Best Cloud Service for Vertical Markets

For Cloud Services  designed as Tools supporting companies in vertical markets, e.g. in Logistics, Agriculture, Chemical Industries etc. Entries will be judged on the following criteria: 

  • General Quality, Professionalism and Completeness of the application
  • USP, Creativity and Originality of the Cloud Service
  • Scalability according to Customer demands
  • Data Exchange Capabilities and Compatibilities
  • Security and Privacy characteristics in relation to customer data sensitivity and compliance
  • Judge’s Individual Assessment Criteria 

Best Cloud Service provided by a Start Up

Here the focus is on successful Start Ups as Cloud Service Providers. Start Ups defined as on the market no longer than 3 years. Entries will be judged on the following criteria: 

  • General Quality, Professionalism and Completeness of the application
  • USP, Creativity and Originality of the Cloud Service
  • Specific Customer Benefits
  • GoTo Market Realization and Growth Rate
  • Scalability according to Customer demands
  • Data Exchange Capabilities and Compatibilities
  • Security and Privacy characteristics in relation to customer data sensitivity and compliance
  • Judge’s Individual Assessment Criteria 
Best Cloud Migration Service

Designed for consultancies, integrators and value-added service providers, this Award recognises organisations who have achieved excellence in bringing customers to the Cloud. Entries will be judged on the following criteria: 

  • General Quality, Professionalism and Completeness of the application
  • Approved Methodology
  • Tools for transformation and migration
  • Professionalism in execution
  • Judge’s Individual Assessment Criteria 
Best Business Impact Achieved Through Cloud Services Deployment

Exclusively for entrants who are end user organizations rather than suppliers, the winner of this Award will be A USER organisation, although often helped, promoted and sponsored by the vendor or integrator supplying the service. Entries will be judged on the following criteria:

  • General Quality, Professionalism and Completeness of the application
  • Quantitative measures: Eg. Percentage of cost saving
  • Achieved Competitive Advantage or Efficiency Gains
  • Judge’s Individual Assessment Criteria 
Best Cloud Facilitated Innovation

This Award is for Organisations deploying New Lines of Business. It recognizes Cloud facilitated innovation (probably) by Non-IT Companies as a future oriented extension of their market portfolio (IoT, Industry 4.0, Smart Energy, Smart Healthcare, Mobility and Automotive, etc.) Entries will be judged on the following criteria: 

  • General Quality, Professionalism and Completeness of the application
  • USP, Creativity and Originality of the Cloud Service
  • Addressed to future topics and trends
  • How big a Paradigm-Changer or How far Out-of-the-Box
  • Judge’s Individual Assessment Criteria 
G-Cloud Outstanding Newcomer Award

For: Vendors with a first inclusion of SERVICE on G-Cloud framework in 12 months to 1 April 16 - so G6 or G7. Company can be on prior iterations but service should be substantially different from any earlier service.

The purposes of the award are to showcase and publicise G-Cloud to encourage interest in areas of Public Sector not embracing G-Cloud and to provide a beacon to vendors to see the efficacy of G-Cloud.  For this reason it is a condition of entry that the submission confers permission to publish any material on our website (with full accreditation). 

Criteria: The offering which, in the opinion of the judges, shows the greatest potential for fulfilling the objectives of G-Cloud. Eg: reducing cost, improving deployment timescales, improving efficiency, efficacy and utility. Together with the judge’s individual assessment criteria.

G-Cloud Outstanding Success Story

For: Vendor of any service or offering in any lot where the transaction related to the success story took place through G-Cloud (any version, any year)

The purposes of the award are to showcase and publicise G-Cloud to encourage interest in areas of Public Sector not embracing G-Cloud and to provide a beacon to vendors to see the efficacy of G-Cloud.  For this reason it is a condition of entry that the submission confers permission to publish any material on our website (with full accreditation).  

Criteria: The offering which, in the opinion of the judges, shows the outstanding contribution to public sector consumption of IT facilitated by G-Cloud. Judges will look for evidence of innovation, agility of deployment, value for money achieved, time to deliver, citizen (user, taxpayer, beneficiary) benefit and all and any benefits, advances and advantages put forward by the entry team.