DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Nov. 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nominations are now being accepted for the next class of inductees into the IT Hall of Fame, CompTIA, the non-profit association for the global information technology (IT) industry, announced today.
The IT Hall of Fame recognizes the iconic figures, game-changers and visionaries who have built, expanded and shaped the global IT industry. More than 100 individuals, organizations and innovations have been honored.
The 2013 IT Hall of Fame inductees were Victor Hayes, the "Father of Wi-Fi"; dBASE designer C. Wayne Ratliff; and Jim Ciccarelli, who helped transform the IT reseller franchise model.
The new class of hall of famers will be recognized at the CompTIA Annual Member Meeting planned for April 2014 in San Diego.
Any individual, living or deceased, who has served as an IT industry pioneer; has uniquely helped the IT channel flourish; or is responsible for a major innovation is eligible for induction into the IT Hall of Fame. Nominations are being accepted for the hall of fame's two wings.
The IT Channel Wing recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions or provided outstanding service to the IT channel. Experience in the channel; innovative product, service or marketing introductions; service in an important capacity related to the channel; an unimpeachable record of integrity and respect; and prominence in promoting public awareness of the IT channel are factors that will be considered in evaluating nominees for induction.
The IT Innovators Wing honors individuals responsible for outstanding innovations in technology. Nominees should be the creator or co-creator of a major innovation; and have an unimpeachable record of integrity and respect in the industry.
Candidates must be retired for at least two years from the position for which they are being nominated, but may otherwise be active in the industry. Additionally, current voting members of the CompTIA Board of Directors may not be nominated for induction during their board tenure.
Nominations may be submitted by technology solution providers, vendors, distributors, journalists or analysts.
All nominations will be reviewed by an independent selection committee of industry leaders, who will select the new IT Hall of Fame members.
Nominations can be submitted now through January 10, 2014, by completing the online nomination form.
The IT Hall of Fame is administered by CompTIA and builds on the legacy of an earlier Hall of Fame established by the respected industry publication CRN.
CompTIA is the voice of the world's information technology (IT) industry. Its members are the companies at the forefront of innovation; and the professionals responsible for maximizing the benefits organizations receive from their investments in technology. CompTIA is dedicated to advancing industry growth through its educational programs, market research, networking events, professional certifications, and public policy advocacy. To learn more, visit www.comptia.org, http://www.facebook.com/CompTIA and http://twitter.com/comptia.
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