InfoWorld's annual Technology of the Year awards recognize the best and most innovative products in the most important hardware and software categories to businesses and IT professionals. The Technology of the Year awards are not open to outside nominations; only products tested and reviewed by the InfoWorld Test Center during the previous year are eligible. Selections are made by InfoWorld Test Center reviewers and editors.
InfoWorld's Bossies (Best of Open Source Software awards) recognize the best open source software for business. The InfoWorld Test Center's central mission has always been to identify the most promising and cost-effective products available to IT organizations. Increasingly, those products -- from application development tools to platforms and infrastructure software to CRM and ERP applications -- come from the open source camp. Our selection committee looks for innovation, functionality, ease of use and implementation, and a proven track record in serving the needs of businesses.
In collaboration with Forrester Research and Penn State University Center for Enterprise Architecture, InfoWorld presents the Enterprise Architecture Awards, which recognize companies whose practice of enterprise architecture has delivered substantial business benefit to their organization.