Verizon Wireless Launches Wireless Technology Innovation Awards For Central Texas Organizations

DALLAS, TX — Verizon Wireless, which empowers customers with the nation’s fastest and most advanced 4G network and the largest and most reliable 3G network, has launched the Wireless Technology Innovation Awards. Sponsored by Cisco, Ericsson, Alcatel Lucent and Motorola, the award recognizes innovation at small to mid-sized organizations in Dallas, Austin and San Antonio.

Businesses, non-profit groups, and other institutions will be honored for showcasing their ingenuity by demonstrating their use of Verizon Wireless mobile technology to truly innovate operations and serve their customers. Whether organizations use the latest mobile devices like the 4G LTE Motorola RAZR Maxx, or tablet devices like the Motorola Xyboard, or unique applications developed to run on Verizon’s equipment – Verizon is interested in learning how these products are helping businesses improve and deliver for their clients.

“The combination of our leading devices, network strength and the speed of 4G LTE give organizations in Dallas, Austin and San Antonio a tremendous advantage in moving their business forward,” said Leslie Hernandez, director of Business Sales for Verizon Wireless. “Texas is a hub of technology innovation and this award is a great opportunity for key business and community leaders to showcase their ideas and success.”

Judging CriteriaVerizon business customers will be required to share their initial workplace challenges and exhibit how Verizon solutions were implemented to address those hurdles in unique and innovative ways. Participants also will need to explain the benefits of that implementation and how using Verizon solutions has positively affected their business.

Two winners – one for organizations with up to 49 employees and one for organizations with 50 to 500 employees – will earn a $10,000 cash award from Verizon Wireless and receive recognition at an exclusive awards luncheon attended by local business, associations and civic leaders. These winners will also be featured in a Verizon ‘Put Your Business on the Map” video which will highlight the winner’s business, services and/or products and how they leverage wireless technology.

Entries for the “Wireless Technology Innovation Awards” are due by August 31, and will be evaluated by Verizon Wireless executives and local business leaders. Winners will be announced at the awards luncheon on October 11th at the Hilton Austin in Austin, Texas. For more information on the contest and to enter, visit the official Wireless Technology Innovation Awards web site

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