Nominations Now Open for A-list in M2M Awards- Compass Intelligence and Provides Clarity Around Who's Hot and Who's Not in M2M

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --, the global community for M2M (machine-to-machine) communications and the producer of the NE2NE.COM A-list in M2M Awards, announced today that nominations are open for the 2013 A-list Awards.

The awards, established last year, are the premier program for honoring hardware, software and services that represent the transformational impact that M2M brings to business projects in a variety of categories. The A-list celebrates the outstanding achievements of transformational leaders and organizations, and exceptional hardware or software solutions that drive organizational change and operational efficiency. The awards are selected by the editorial staff of – the definitive site for information on M2M and the connected device world.

"We believe that now more than ever, impactful solutions that combine the power of always on wireless broadband networks with remote sensors and innovative applications for the collection of data are essential elements in transforming good companies to excellent organizations," said James Brehm, senior strategist and M2M practice leader at Compass Intelligence. "The A-List in M2M awards are represented by a number of different categories and sub-categories and are based on such things as uniqueness, features, and impact on the industry – all qualitative factors that can have a measurable impact on an organization's ability to differentiate."

If you are interested in participating or being considered, please click on the link below or contact the NE2NE or Compass Intelligence teams directly.

A-list Award nominations will remain open until Nov. 20, 2012 and awardees will be announced in late January. An expert panel of judges from the industry will select the award winners. Past A-list honorees include AT&T, OnAsset Intelligence, CradlePoint, Axeda, Wilson Electronics and others.

The criteria used in evaluating 2013 A-List in M2M entries include vision, strategy, leadership and governance, organizational structure and alignment, key customers, partnerships, processes, openness, operational and financial metrics, and other qualitative factors.

More information on NE2NE's A-List in M2M can be found here: To participate and begin the nominee process, entry forms are available at:

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