Application Tools & Platforms

Application Tools & Platforms

Any program or service designed to carry out or provide any of, but not limited to, the following:
• A means or methodology for the development of software;
• Increase in the efficiency of systems or personnel through system performance 
measurement tools;
• Decision support and executive information systems;
• Conversion of programs from one programming language to another;
• Software Resilience (e.g. Disaster Recovery facilities or plans);
• The monitoring of computer systems or communications usage;
• Cloud Computing services (loosely defined as the enablement of ubiquitous, 
convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g. networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction);
• Virtualization facilities, including those in operating systems, servers, storage devices or network resources;
• The improvement of systems performance or reliability;
• The retrieval, organization, management and manipulation of data and databases, 
including large unstructured data sets. 
The emphasis of this category is on the provision of the means to enhance the operation of information technology systems, and to improve the productivity of personnel using the software.

Judging CriteriaWeightingAttributesWeighting
Uniqueness20%Technology and Innovation
Trend Setting
60%
40%
Market Potential25%Market Share & Potential
Business and Financial Model/ Strategy
60%
40%
Functionalities and Features25%User Requirement
Compatibility and Interoperability
50%
50%
Quality & Application of Technology20%Content & Standards
Product Stability & Reliability
60%
40%
Presentation10%Organization of Presentation
Enquiries
50%
50%

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