Below are the finalists for the Best Business Computing Environment and their project descriptions. The winner of this category will be announced on Tuesday, April 29th at the CITE conference. Check in next week to view the Best Collaborative Project finalists.

BEST BUSINESS COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT

Company Project Description
Project Lead
Accenture
The Accenture Cloud Platform, a management platform that is both a cloud broker and orchestration service, offering both Accenture-developed and third-party cloud services through an online "storefront" and a centralized IT service catalog. Available to most global employees in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia as well as for clients.
Rodrigo Flores,
Product Architecture, Innovation Lab, & Product Management Lead
Astellas Security for company-issued mobile devices remediation program. Moderate benefit is seen from the provisioning of devices that are more interactive & portable; the primary benefits are seen in trusted enablement for a new eco-system of application suppliers – such as those providing best in class cloud (hosted technologies) to accelerate reporting fidelity, timeliness and actionability. Includes review process and governance committee to confirm business case justification and technical solution requirements for new applications. Jim Anderson, Director of Commercial Technology
Cisco Systems
Any Device Environment, which enables Cisco’s BYOD program for 70,000 employees around the globe. Employees can choose either a laptop (choice of 4 PCs and 2 operating systems or of 2 Macs) or a desktop PC as thier primary compute device. An employee can also choose to buy just about any smartphone or tablet they’d like as long as it meets the company's Trusted Device standard. The recently built Cisco eStore combines an app store and traditional service catalog to give employees one place to find all the IT services and apps they need.
Colin Seward,
Senior Director,
IT

Marcus & Millichap
Real Estate Investment Services

Enhanced suite of digital tools designed to facilitate commercial real estate transactions and grow revenue. Enabled through a series of cloud-based proprietary functions, the suite comprises a mobile platform providing real-time information, an easy-to-use dashboard of agent information, and reconfigured marketing functionality that easily creates high-resolution digital and print products on demand. These include demographic reports, an interactive mapping tool, traffic count analysis and the ability to create market reports using real-time data that is updated daily through the firm’s intranet.
Rick Peltz,
Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer
Quality Distribution Inc.
Browser-based computing environment that enables employees to access legacy Windows applications and desktops via Chromebooks and an array of devices (smartphones, tablets and laptops). The deployment delivers on the promise to improve mobility and collaboration;  increase productivity; and save the company thousands of dollars and hours year over year on IT costs. Tracey Luciano,
Regional Sales Director