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Winners will be recognized at Software Marketing Perspectives Conference & Expo

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) announced today that nominations are now being accepted for the second annual SoftwareCEO Software Innovation Awards.

Software companies, software service providers and companies serving the software industry are eligible for the awards, which will recognize technological and business model breakthroughs that deliver innovations in software and content delivery. Products, ideas, services, companies, and business models are eligible.

The second annual SoftwareCEO Software Innovation Awards will be presented at the Software Marketing Perspectives Conference & Expo May 7-9, 2008 at the Santa Clara (Calif.) Convention Center.

Criteria for the awards include:

• Scope of the innovation – What business problem or opportunity does the innovation address and what is the size of the problem or opportunity?

• Impact of the innovation on software or the software industry – What practical results (such as sales, users or profits) has the innovation had on a software product or the software industry? Innovations must be new and have both a current and future impact.

• How novel is the innovation? How does the innovation break with traditional ideas or processes?

A panel of industry experts will evaluate the nominations and determine finalists and Software Innovation Award winners. For completed rules and other information, visit http://www.softwareceo.com/awards/innovation_awards.php.

SoftwareCEO is a resource-packed electronic newsletter and web portal built by software executives for software executives. It is "Page One" for software industry information and education on topics such as software marketing, sales, business, pricing, financing, and services. For more information, visit http://www.softwareceo.com/.

About CompTIA

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is the voice of the world’s $3 trillion information technology industry. CompTIA membership extends into more than 100 countries and includes companies at the forefront of innovation; the channel partners and solution providers they rely on to bring their products to market; and the professionals responsible for maximizing the benefits organizations receive from their technology investments. For more information, please visit www.comptia.org.

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Contact:

Steven Ostrowski

CompTIA

Phone: 630-678-8468

Email: sostrowski@comptia.org