[BUSINESS & CREATIVE PRODUCTS]
Best Business Storage
Winner: TS-239 Pro – QNAP
We said: The TS-239 Pro Turbo NAS is ideally suited for IT professionals with high-end features including online RAID capacity expansion, built-in iSCSI target service, and remote access and replication.
StorCenter iX2-200 – Iomega, LinkStation Quad – Buffalo, Drobo S – Data Robotics, Crucial C300 – Crucial / Micron
Best Professional Software
Winner: FineReader Express Edition – ABBYY
We said: If you have a lot of data to input, printed documents or spreadsheets, this Optical Character Recognition (OCR) from ABBYY will significantly decrease your workload.
FileMaker 11 – FileMaker, CrashPlan – Code 42, Flow – GridIron, PresStore 3.2 – Archiware
Best Creative Hardware
Winner: Cintiq 21UX – Wacom
We said: Every artist, designer, animator and compositor will want a Cintiq 21UX. It makes drawing, painting, designing and rotoscoping like being a kid with crayons again – it’s just so much fun to use.
Ultrasharp U2711 – Dell, LCD2690WUXI 2 – NEC, ColorEdge CG243W – Eizo, Spyder3Studio SR – Datacolor
Creative Design Software Of The Year
Winner: InDesign CS5 – Adobe
We said: There’s a refocus on creativity and efficiency in the new InDesign. By concentrating on new design tools rather than whizz-bang interactive features, Adobe has made InDesign CS5 a must-have upgrade.
QuarkXPress 8.1 – Quark, Manga Studio 4 – Smith Micro, Pixelmator 1.5 – Pixelmator, MAXON CINEMA 4D R11.5 – MAXON
Sponsored by: G-Technology
Best Web And Online Software
Winner: Dreamweaver CS5 – Adobe
We said: Dreamweaver CS5 offers powerful tools for PHP programmers, a new tool for inspecting CSS, and simplifications that make setting up sites and building CSS-based layouts easier.
SpamSieve 2.8 – C-Command, LittleSnapper 1.6 – Realmac Software, FileZilla 3 –
FileZilla, Flash Catalyst – Adobe
Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Winner: James Sleater and Ian Meiers from Cad and the Dandy
Nominees: Mubaloo, Cad and the Dandy, Pipetto.
Sponsored by FileMaker Bento