IDG's InfoWorld Names Top Technologies Impacting IT in 2005; Annual Technology of the Year Awards Honor 33 Innovative Solutions
1/3/2005 9:01:00 AM

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 3, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Today, InfoWorld announced the recipients of its 2005 Technology of the Year honors. The awards recognize significant technologies of the past year that promise to make the greatest impact on enterprise IT strategies as well as the products that best exemplify the implementation of those technologies. The InfoWorld Technology of the Year awards are not open to outside nominations; only products reviewed by InfoWorld's Test Center during the previous year are eligible. The final selections are made by InfoWorld's Test Center analysts and editors. Winners are formally announced in the January 3, 2005, edition of InfoWorld and are available online at

"Innovation trumps consolidation," said Steve Fox, InfoWorld's editor-in-chief. "InfoWorld's annual Technology of the Year awards highlight the value of more powerful systems, more flexible storage, richer networks, more elegant applications, smoother integration, automated management, and granular security. The real winners are the organizations implementing these technologies."

InfoWorld's 2005 Technology of the Year award winners (listed alphabetically by category) include:

Hardware and Software Platforms
  • Best Blade System: HP Consolidated Client Infrastructure

  • Best Operating System: Mac OS X 10.3, Panther

  • Best Server Hardware: Apple Xserve G5

  • Best Virtual Server: VMware ESX Server 2.1.1
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