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2006 Mobilizer Awards

The 2006 Mobilizer Awards, presented by Mobile Enterprise Magazine and www.MobileEnterpriseMag.com, honor the most effective mobile technology deployments. The medal winners will be announced in a special November issue of Mobile Enterprise and posted on www.MobileEnterpriseMag.com. Awards will be presented in person at the Mobile Enterprise Executive Summit, in Miami, Florida, November 1-3.

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.

All entrants must be approved by the end-user/customer for printing in Mobile Enterprise magazine with the understanding that the winning case studies will require interviews and discussions of corporate information.

CATEGORIES:
This year we are changing the awards program a little bit. The following five (5) categories will be used:

• Best ROI [Most significant financial improvements gained]
• Greatest Overall Improvement in Business Process
• Ahead of the Curve [2006 award will be for best use of 3G Wireless Data Networks]
• MVP [Most valuable partnership]
• Best Mobile Deployment

Please make sure all entries clearly target one of these categories.

GUIDELINES

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

Do not submit mobile deployments that began prior to October 1, 2005.

Do not submit mobile deployments that are still in the pilot stage and have not been fully deployed.

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 Mobile Enterprise Media Group of Edgell Communications 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 Friday, July 14, 2006.

Entries can be mailed to Mobile Enterprise, 4 Middlebury Blvd., Randolph, NJ 07869; Attention: Editor. Entries can be faxed to (973) 252-9020.

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.

There is no fee associated with entering the Mobilizer Award competition.

SUBMISSION INFORMATION
Please provide the following information.

• Name of end-user organization (business or public agency) deploying the solution.
• Category (chose one of the following 5)
• Best ROI [Most significant financial improvements gained]
• Greatest Overall Improvement in Business Process
• Ahead of the Curve [2006 award will be for best use of 3G Wireless Data Networks]
• MVP [Most valuable partnership]
• Best Mobile Deployment

• 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.

• Submitter 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 6900w, not PDA; Verizon EV-DO wireless network, not cell network).

Background: Describe the end user and the vertical 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? Please 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 and 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 unexpected difficulties? Was this solution a “fix” for a previously attempted implementation? If so, 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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