Vote For Your Favorite Startup 2

Weigh in and tell us which startups you think have the most compelling technologies.

John Foley, Editor, InformationWeek

July 29, 2008

3 Min Read

What's your favorite tech startup? InformationWeek will be holding a startup contest at the upcoming InformationWeek 500 conference, and we're inviting readers to participate in the process. By casting a ballot, you can help determine which startups get to make their pitch in front of InformationWeek's CIO audience.

Six startups will get five minutes each to present their business case before more than 200 CIOs and other senior IT executives and a panel of CIO judges. Participating startups will be required to address a common set of criteria of relevance to IT professionals -- cost, security, and management tools, for example -- and they'll be judged on the answers they provide.

The InformationWeek 500 conference will be held Sept. 14 to 16 at the St. Regis Resort in Monarch Beach, Calif. The startups invited to participate will be chosen by InformationWeek editors, taking into account the results of this reader survey.

Following is a list of business-oriented startups, all of which have been profiled in InformationWeek's Startup City blog or interviewed on Startup City TV. We're also providing a write-in ballot for other startups. Vote for the startup whose technology offers the highest potential for use in your company.

The Nominees

Agiliance, IT governance software

Altor Networks, VM management

Appcelerator, app development

Attivio, enterprise search

Aveksa, data access control

Azaleos, e-mail appliance

BitArmor, data security

Central Desktop, collaboration software

Cleversafe, dispersed storage

Code Green Networks, data-loss prevention appliance

Dataupia, data warehousing appliance

DB4objects, object-oriented database

Elastra, cloud-computing server software

Embotics, VM management

Fastsoft, Internet accelerator appliance

Firescope, business service management, e-mail sales campaigns

Helpstream, customer support software

Hivelive, enterprise social networking

Krugle, code search appliance

Landslide Technologies, sales software

LogRhythm, log management appliance

Marketcetera, open source for stock trading

Mi5 Networks, Web filtering appliance

Mimosa Systems, e-mail archiving

Mokafive, virtual PC software

Napera Networks, network access control appliance

Neocleus, hypervisor

Netwitness, security monitoring software

Ocarina Networks, storage optimization

Oversight Systems, transaction-inspection software

PacketTrap, network monitoring

Pentaho, open source business intelligence

Proclivity, Web recommendation engine

Revstor, virtual storage network

Signacert, software control

SnapLogic, open source data integration

Socialcast, enterprise social networking

Splunk, IT search engine

StackSafe, software testing environment

SugarCRM, open source CRM

Truviso, complex event processing software

Uplogix, remote management

Virtual Iron, server virtualization

Vizioncore, virtual machine backup

Vyatta, open source router

WaveMaker, open source development environment

Worklight, enterprise software mashups

Xkoto, database load-balancing software

Click here to take the survey.

About the Author(s)

John Foley

Editor, InformationWeek

John Foley is director, strategic communications, for Oracle Corp. and a former editor of InformationWeek Government.

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