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|IronKey Workspace W700 Wins Gold in Best in Biz Awards 2014|
|Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 02:50:36 PM|
Most Secure PC on a Stick™ Solution Receives Top Honor for Enterprise Product of the Year
OAKDALE, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 10, 2014-- Imation Corp. (NYSE:IMN), a global data storage and information security company, today announced that IronKey Workspace W700 has been named a Gold winner in the Enterprise Product of the Year in the hardware category in Best in Biz Awards 2014, the only independent business award program judged by members of the press and industry analysts.
IronKey Workspace W700 with Windows To Go equips employees and contractors with a portable Windows 8.1 desktop—complete with their applications, security controls and access policies—all stored on a ruggedized, fully manageable USB flash drive that can run on any compatible PC, tablet or Mac. This Microsoft Certified solution secures data while letting IT centrally control access, even providing the ability to remotely wipe or disable lost or stolen drives. The W700 represents an affordable laptop or VDI alternative for organizations and provides a secure, high-performance solution to enable Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) or outfit a mobile workforce.
Best in Biz Awards’ fourth annual North American program was its most competitive yet. As in previous years, the fourth annual program in North America featured a large and distinguished judging panel comprised of members of the media who reviewed and scored the hundreds of award nominations. More than 550 award nominations were received this year in a variety of company, executive, team, and product focused categories. Nominations were fielded from public and private companies of all sizes, from virtually every major industry and region in the U.S. and Canada.
Best in Biz Awards 2014 honors were presented in 60 categories, including Company of the Year, Fastest-Growing Company of the Year, Most Innovative Company of the Year, Best Place to Work, Technology Department of the Year, Executive of the Year, Most Innovative Product of the Year, Best New Product of the Year, PR Campaign of the Year and Website of the Year.
“Organizations are looking for secure and cost-effective ways to serve the needs of a quickly evolving, highly mobile workforce,” said Barbara Nelson, general manager and vice president for Imation Mobile Security. “Having IronKey Workspace W700 receive top honors for Enterprise Product of the Year is a great achievement. It not only showcases Windows To Go as an innovative, clear-cut alternative to help organizations securely enable their employees and contractors, but it does so while providing as much as 90 percent cost savings over traditional computing approaches.”
Winners of Best in Biz Awards 2014 were determined based on scoring from an independent panel of 53 judges from highly recognized newspapers, business, consumer and technology publications, radio outlets, and analyst firms. In addition to the numerous judges returning from previous panels, this year’s 53-person judging panel included several worthy additions to this high-profile group. The panel included contributors to AdWeek, American Banker, Android Central, Atlanta Tribune, Boston.com, Buffalo News, Business News Daily, Chip Design Magazine, Computerworld, Connecting Women Radio, Consumer Affairs, Crain’s New York Business, CRN, Detroit Free Press, Digital Trends, ECT News Network, Entrepreneur, eWeek Channel Insider, Fierce Online Video, IDB Ventures, IEEE Institute, Inc. Magazine, InfoRisk Today, Information Week, Journal Times, King Features Syndicate, L.A. Biz, Lab Reviews, Law Technology News, Marketing Profs, MediaPost, Miami Herald, Motley Fool, New York Observer, NorthBay Biz, PC Magazine, peHUB, Phoenix Business Journal, Quad-City Times, San Jose Mercury News, Silicon Valley Business Journal, Small Business Digest, Tech Cocktail, Tech-Gaming, TheDeal.com, Upstart Business Journal, Venture Capital Journal, Wired, Xconomy and ZDNet.
For a full list of gold, silver and bronze winners in Best in Biz Awards 2014, visit: http://www.bestinbizawards.com/2014-winners.