Tech TrailBlazer Awards to include emerging markets

July 2012 News

If you follow the Hi-Tech Security Solutions Twitter account, you will know that the Tech Trailblazers Awards has been launched and I have been asked to be one of the judges. I have also recently received news that the awards will now also include an Emerging Markets segment.

The awards are designed for smaller businesses and start-ups that are less than five years old and at ‘C’ series funding or below. The awards have low barriers to entry and prizes that not only recognise start-up innovation, but also proactively help start-ups grow their businesses with exclusive coaching, mentoring and development, as well as an estimated prize fund worth in excess of $1m. The awards seek to recognise innovators in the following enterprise technology areas:

* Cloud Trailblazers

* Emerging Markets Trailblazers

* Mobile Technology Trailblazers

* Networking Trailblazers

* Security Trailblazers

* Storage Trailblazers

* Sustainable IT Trailblazers

* Virtualisation Trailblazers

Entries open on July 18th. If you are interested and feel your innovations can change the world, browse on over to www.techtrailblazers.com or follow the awards stream on Twitter (@Techtrailblaze) or follow the conversation via the hashtag #TTAwards.

A busy month

In this issue we have a product focus on thermal cameras in which we highlight a few of the newer products on the market. For what I am hearing, the market for these systems is going to keep growing and we can expect even more price declines over the coming year. We will have more news about thermals in the coming issues.

We also have a brand new feature, A Business Approach to Security. In it we examine how security systems are making additional inroads into areas not normally associated with the security market and technologies. It is an interesting topic to discuss, as you will see from our round-table report back. We will definitely continue to keep this topic in mind in issues to come. If you have any experiences in this area, feel free to let us know.

We also take a look at the retail market, it is quite impressive to review what technologies and processes are being used in the retail market. We are certainly no backwater.

As you know, June saw the local IFSEC show get underway. We are still waiting for the official statistics concerning how many attended and all that, which we will be publishing in our August issue. We have also asked a number of people to send us their views on IFSEC SA, which we will also be including in the August issue.

If you have any news or views of your experience at the show, please feel free to let me know. And if you have any other comments, as always, send them through.

Enjoy the issue.

Andrew Seldon – Editor



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