BANGALORE, India, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Unisys (NYSE: UIS) India today announced the results of Cloud 20/20 Version 3.0, the latest edition of one of India's largest technical paper contests. The Cloud 20/20 contest is designed to encourage innovative ideas and recognize emerging technical talent from amongst the country's leading engineering colleges.
Following several rigorous rounds of evaluation, including a technical paper challenge, face-to-face interviews and final presentations, the judges selected Dharmesh Kakadia from International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, as the first prize winner for his entry on 'Network Virtualization and Cloud Computing'. Unisys presented him with an Apple MacBook laptop.
The first runner-up, Sridhar S. from Anna University, Chennai, won an Apple iPad for his entry on 'Client Centric Multi Tenancy For Cloud Services', and the second runner-up, Poornima J.R. from M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, won an Apple iPhone for her paper on 'Cloud Applications in Supply Chain of Agro Products'.
In addition, Unisys India will offer the deserving candidates employment opportunities within the company, subject to their eligibility and availability within the organization.
Building on momentum that began with the first contest in 2010, Unisys received more than 3200 registrations from 2423 prominent colleges across the country for Unisys Cloud 20/20 Version 3.0. Educational institutions whose students submitted entries included Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), International Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs), and other leading engineering colleges.
Students contributed papers that delved into cloud-computing issues such as automation, server virtualization, storage and networks, application development, security, moving workloads from the data center to the cloud, the impact of consumerization of IT, and the solutions and benefits of cloud computing for airports.
This year, Unisys conducted more than 30 webinars on effective technical writing to assist entrants in submitting the best possible presentations.
Bob Supnik, Vice President and General Manager, Engineering and Supply Chain Operations (ESC), and Chief Technology Officer of Unisys Technology, Consulting and Integration Solutions (TCIS), said: "After two very successful contests, we are happy to be back with Cloud 20/20 Version 3.0. Needless to say, our biggest challenge every year isn't finding the best papers but, rather, narrowing down the final contestants to just a few. With each successive year our task becomes harder, but this is one challenge we gladly welcome."
"Unisys views cloud computing as an IT trend that can disrupt the status quo in IT organizations. However, we believe that, managed properly, cloud computing can help enterprises transform the way they do business. We value the ideas and insights we gain from the Cloud 20/20 contestants as we shape solutions to help our clients capitalize on the promise of cloud computing."
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