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Nikkei BP Announces ITpro EXPO AWARD 2015 Winners:
Grand Prize Goes to SORACOM Air

Tokyo - October 1, 2015 – Nikkei Business Publications (President & CEO: Kohei Osada; Tokyo) selected and announced the winners of ITpro EXPO AWARD 2015 at ITpro EXPO 2015, a comprehensive enterprise ICT event held on October 1, 2015.

ITpro EXPO AWARD is given to the outstanding products and services showcased at ITpro EXPO 2015 in an easy-to-understand yet impactful manner.

All the products and services exhibited at ITpro Expo were subject to the award, and the winners of Grand Prize, Excellence Prize and Special Prize were selected by the editorial teams of professional IT magazines published by Nikkei BP. In addition to these, specially-selected awards were given by each of ITpro Expo 2015 partner media, ITmedia Enterprise and ZDNet Japan.

The Grand Prize went to SORACOM’s “SORACOM Air” service.

SORACOM Air is an IoT platform enabling to build networks at low costs. As Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO), SORACOM supplies NTT DoCoMo SIM cards at low price, and provides cloud services to store data sent through the networks. SORACOM Air is possible to manage, turn on or off SIM cards and control the transmission speed via web browser, allowing its user to set up the best suited platform.

The award winners are as follows:

[Grand Prize]

  • SORACOM Air by SORACOM

[Excellence Prize]

  • Software-defined storage IzumoFS by IzmoBASE
  • AI conversation platform “CAIWA” by Universal Entertainment
  • Scantronics CL4NX-J/CL6NX-J series by SATO HOLDINGS CORPORATION
  • Secure and quick remote access “Bizdoor” by NTT IT
  • Xojo web application development tool by GrapeCity
  • Tablet time recorder by NEOREX

[Special Prize]

  • SKYSEA Client View by Sky

[ITmedia Enterprise Prize]

  • InfoLinker by Westunitis

[ZDNet Japan Prize]

  • Composable infrastructure and related products (Hewlett-Packard Japan)

To learn more, please visit the ITpro EXPO AWARD 2015 special website.

[About ITpro EXPO 2015]

ITpro EXPO 2015 is a series of enterprise ICT events organized by Nikkei Business Publications. Under the name of ITpro Expo 2015, industry-focused ICT events including Cloud Days 2015, BigData EXPO 2015, Security & Governance 2015, Mobile & Wearable 2015, IoT Japan 2015, Factory 2015, Digital Health Days 2015 are to be held at Tokyo Big Sight from September 30 to October 2, 2015. As part of the cross-media campaign launched in conjunction with the events, the ITpro special website, e-mail newsletters (ITpro Mail EXPO Special) and SNS (Facebook and Twitter) will also follow latest news from the events.

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