Industry Innovators Honored by WSA

Update: Here is a list of winners at last night’s WSA Industry Awards event:

Business Product of the Year: digiMine, Inc. – digiMine Services

Consumer Product of the Year: Real Networks – RealPlayer 8

Internet Product of the Year: F5 Networks – 3-DNS

Best Web Site:

Most Innovative Service Provider of the Year: Aventail Corporation

Most Promising New Company: Viathan Corporation

Outstanding Contribution to the Community: Cleveland High School Infotech Infusion

February 1st will go down in history as one of the busiest days for the Washington Software Alliance. The State’s oldest and largest technology trade association not just unveiled its new name and logo and will be hosting later this evening its annual awards event, but it is also celebrating together with the rest of the industry “Technology Innovators Day.”

On the name front “The Washington Software Alliance” is the latest entry into the Name Hall of Fame. From now on the association’s name is: “WSA”.

Apparently because the association now includes Internet and other technology product and service providers amongst its more that 1,600 company members, they decided it was time to de-emphasize the “Software” part of the name.

“While our name has changed several times over the years, the acronym ‘WSA’ has not. This shortened version of our name allows us to retain the equity in the organization while adding the flexibility to encompass new technology areas,” says Kathy Wilcox, president and CEO of the WSA.

The WSA got its new name just in time for its big event tonight at the Westin Hotel. The WSA will be hosting its annual Industry Achievement Awards. It is expecting a crowd of over 900 industry Professionals.



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