InternetWeek Names Top Ten Finalists for Annual Best of the Best Award

Dec 12, 2000

CMP Media's InternetWeek today announced its slate of Top Ten Finalists for the year-end Best of the Best Award. These products, four software and six hardware, were chosen from those that received either a Best of Breed Award or InternetWeek Approved Award during the period of December 1999 through November 2000.

"These products were selected with careful consideration by the InternetWeek reviews staff," said Curtis Franklin, Managing Editor Technology, InternetWeek. "The finalists and the ultimate winners are chosen after considering the products themselves, with an eye towards their long-range impact and customer value."

  The top ten finalists for InternetWeek's Best of the Best Award are:

  * Entuity Eye of the Storm v.2.1.2
  * IBM DB2 Universal Database 6.1 Enterprise Edition
  * Metrowerks Code Warrior
  * Microsoft Windows 2000

  * Alteon 180E Webswitch
  * Compaq MA8000 Storage Area Network
  * Digital Microwave Corp. Altium Digital Microwave Radio
  * Intel Netstructure 7180 E-Commerce Director
  * Shoreline Communications Shoregear VoiceSwitch
  * Watchguard Technology Inc. Watchguard Livesecurity System

InternetWeek will announce the winners in each category of the Best of the Best Awards in its December 18, 2000 issue. In addition, InternetWeek's Most Innovative Award will be named at the same time, selected from the period of December 1999 through November 2000.


CMP Media's InternetWeek is the news and analysis source for 275,000 IT and corporate managers applying Internet technologies and strategies to transform their businesses. With a history of innovation and thought leadership, InternetWeek is the only newspaper with an Internet/IT editorial focus-meeting the informational needs for Transformation Agents charged with building e-businesses and driving business to survive in today's competitive marketplace. According to the most recent Simmons and IntelliQuest readership studies, InternetWeek delivers the most powerful audience-it is the best-read and maintains the highest reader loyalty of all newspapers in its category.

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