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March 15, 2003

Due to technical difficulties with our email server, we have not received any applications from the address: . We have since corrected this problem and we encourage anyone who submitted an application to this email address to do so again. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to reviewing your applications.

 

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The 2004 Mobilizer Awards, presented by Mobile Enterprise Magazine (formerly Field Force Automation) and www.MobileEnterpriseMag.com, honor the most effective mobile technology deployments. The medal winners and honorable mentions will be announced in a special August issue of Mobile Enterprise and posted on www.MobileEnterpriseMag.com.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Any organization that has deployed a solution primarily to improve the work processes of field service or field sales employees is eligible. Entries from all vertical markets are welcome, including public/government agencies. Your entry must be submitted by an end-user organization. Entries from developers, vendors, resellers or integrators of mobile technology solutions on behalf of their customers will be accepted.

GUIDELINES

Any commercial products and/or services used in the deployment must be available in the U.S. by the deadline for entries.

Do not submit mobile deployments that began prior to January 1, 2003.

Deployments that have already been covered in Mobile Enterprise ARE eligible.

All information is subject to verification. Falsified entries will be disqualified.

Entrants are allowed to enter as often as they wish, but each entry should be submitted separately.

The judges' decisions are final.

The number of finalists and/or awards given in any category will be determined by the judges based on the number and quality of entries received.

Submissions become the property of Mobile Enterprise and will not be returned.

Mobile Enterprise and any other properties of the Business Technology Group of Leisure Publications reserve the right to use any information submitted in the awards application for promotional material, including magazine or Web site copy, to promote or report on the awards program.

Mobile Enterprise reserves the right to modify or amend these rules at any time.

DEADLINES AND FEES

Entries must be received by 5 p.m. Eastern time on Thursday, April 15, 2004.

Entries can be mailed to Mobile Enterprise, 135 East 55th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY, 10022; Attention: Kirby. Entries can be faxed to 212-813-2615.

Entries can be e-mailed to . E-mails must be sent as Microsoft Word attachments. www.MobileEnterpriseMag.com cannot be held responsible for any shipping, faxing or e-mail problems. It is each entrant's responsibility to ensure that all submissions are sent and received correctly.

SUBMISSION INFORMATION

Please provide the following information using this form or on a separate document.

"  Name of end-user organization (business or public agency) deploying the solution.

"  Category (chose one)

"  Large deployment: 250 or more field personnel.

"  Mid-size deployment: 249-25 field personnel.

"  Small deployment: 24 or fewer mobile workers.

"  Contact information of person or persons submitting this entry. This will be our primary end-user contact if we require additional information. Please include name, title, street address, daytime phone and e-mail address.

"  All vendors and products (hardware, software, communications services, integrators, etc.) represented in this deployment. Use separate sheet if necessary.

"  Submittor information (if different from contact person). Please include title/company, daytime phone, e-mail address and date of submission.

ENTRY DETAILS

Please answer the following on white paper, not corporate letterhead. This portion should not exceed 2,000 words. When referring to devices or solutions, please be as specific as possible (e.g. HP iPAQ, not PDA; Nextel iDEN wireless network, not cell network).

Background: Describe the end user and the vetical market(s) served. How long has the company been in business? How has it changed over the years? What business process(es) was it hoping to improve with the deployment in question?

Stages of Deployment: Who was involved in selecting the solution(s)? What factors went into the decision-making process? What stages were involved in the deployment? What training was necessary? How was it provided? Be as specific as possible.

Improvements: How did the deployment succeed in achieving the company's goals? What were the costs of implementing the program and when was ROI met? Provide numbers where appropriate, and be as specific as possible. Some other areas to consider include efficiency, reduced paperwork, increased sales/service calls, improved customer service, allocation of resources.

Unique Qualities: Was this the first time that a particular product had been used to achieve this type of solution? Did the end-user have to work with several vendors in achieving the solution? How did they overcome expected difficulties? Was this solution a “fix” for a previously attempted implementation? How were the lessons learned from the original attempt applied to this deployment? Did this deployment affect corporate entities other than just the mobile workforce?

ARTWORK

Do not send any artwork with initial entry. Mobile Enterprise will notify the contact person listed on this form to coordinate artwork as needed. However, please be prepared to provide corporate logos and end-user photos of the device/software, etc. as appropriate, and photos of the end user's field force at work.

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