The 2006 Mobilizer Awards, presented by Mobile Enterprise magazine and MobileEnterpriseMag.com, honor the most effective mobile technology deployments. The medal winners will be announced in a special November issue of Mobile Enterprise and posted on MobileEnterpriseMag.com. Awards will be presented in person at the Mobile Enterprise Executive Summit, in Miami, Fla., November 1-3.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Any organization that has deployed a solution primarily to improve the work processes of field service or field sales employees is eligible. Entries from all vertical markets are welcome, including public/government agencies. All entries must be submitted by an end-user organization. Entries from developers, vendors, resellers or integrators of mobile technology solutions on behalf of their customers will be accepted.
All entrants must be approved by the end-user/customer for printing in Mobile Enterprise magazine with the understanding that the winning case studies will require interviews and discussions of corporate information.
Unlike in past years, where entrants were considered based on their deployment size, this year awards will be granted in the following five categories:
Please make sure all entries clearly target one of these categories and are marked as such.
Any commercial products and/or services used in the deployment must be available in the United States by the deadline for entries.
Do not submit mobile deployments that began prior to October 1, 2005.
Do not submit mobile deployments that are still in the pilot stage and have not been fully deployed.
Deployments that have already been covered in Mobile Enterprise ARE eligible.
All information is subject to verification. Falsified entries will be disqualified.
Entrants are allowed to enter as often as they wish, but each entry should be submitted separately.
The judges' decisions are final.
The number of finalists and/or awards given in any category will be determined by the judges based on the number and quality of entries received.
Submissions become the property of Mobile Enterprise and will not be returned.
Mobile Enterprise and any other properties of the Mobile Enterprise Media Group of Edgell Communications reserve the right to use any information submitted in the awards application for promotional material, including magazine or Web site copy, to promote or report on the awards program.
Mobile Enterprise reserves the right to modify or amend these rules at any time.
DEADLINES AND FEES
Entries must be received by 5 p.m. Eastern time on Friday, June 30, 2006.
Entries can be mailed to Mobile Enterprise, 4 Middlebury Blvd., Randolph, NJ 07869; Attention: Jessica Rivchin, Assistant Editor. Entries can be faxed to (973) 252-9020.
Entries can be emailed to JRivchin@edgellmail.com. Emails must be sent as Microsoft Word attachments. MobileEnterpriseMag.com cannot be held responsible for any shipping, faxing or email problems. It is each entrant's responsibility to ensure that all submissions are sent and received correctly.
There is no fee associated with entering the Mobilizer Award competition.
Please provide the following information using this form or on a separate document.
--Best ROI [Most significant financial improvements gained]
--Greatest Overall Improvement in Business Process
--Ahead of the Curve [2006 award for the best use of 3G Wireless Data Networks]
--MVP [Most valuable partnership]
--Best Mobile Deployment
Please answer the following on white paper, not corporate letterhead. This portion should not exceed 2,000 words. When referring to devices or solutions, please be as specific as possible (e.g. HP iPAQ 6900w, not PDA; Verizon EV-DO wireless network, not cell network).
Background: Describe the end user and the vertical market(s) served. How long has the company been in business? How has it changed over the years? What business process(es) was it hoping to improve with the deployment in question?
Stages of Deployment: Who was involved in selecting the solution(s)? What factors went into the decision-making process? What stages were involved in the deployment? What training was necessary? How was it provided? Please be as specific as possible.
Improvements: How did the deployment succeed in achieving the company's goals? What were the costs of implementing the program and when was ROI achieved? Provide numbers where appropriate, and be as specific as possible. Some other areas to consider include efficiency, reduced paperwork, increased sales/service calls, improved customer service and allocation of resources.
Unique Qualities: Was this the first time that a particular product had been used to achieve this type of solution? Did the end-user have to work with several vendors in achieving the solution? How did they overcome unexpected difficulties? Was this solution a "fix" for a previously attempted implementation? If so, how were the lessons learned from the original attempt applied to this deployment? Did this deployment affect corporate entities other than just the mobile workforce?
Do not send any artwork with initial entry. Mobile Enterprise will notify the contact person listed on this form to coordinate artwork as needed. Please be prepared to provide corporate logos and end-user photos of the device/software, etc., as appropriate, and photos of the end user's field force at work.
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