Imation Corp. (NYSE: IMN), a global data storage and information security company, today announced that IronKey Workspace W700 won a Best of TechEd award in the Hardware category. Penton’s Best of TechEd awards, co-sponsored by Microsoft and Windows IT Pro, recognize Microsoft partners that offer innovative products and services for the industry. Winners were announced at the Microsoft TechEd North America 2014 conference in Houston, Texas.
“This year, we judged products in nine technical categories. We vetted the nominations from more than 200 entries down to three and sometimes four finalists in each category. It’s really exciting to see so many companies creating products that truly help IT professionals and developers make the most of technology advancements. These products add business value for the people who adopt them. As cloud and mobile become more integral to the workplace, innovation continues to accelerate at a rapid pace. Windows IT Pro is proud to be on the front line for evaluating the best technology solutions,” said Amy Eisenberg, editor-in-chief of Windows IT Pro.
The winning solution, IronKey’s PC on a Stick™ utilizes Windows To Go, one of the most exciting enterprise features of Microsoft Windows 8.1, to equip contractors and employees with a fully manageable corporate desktop complete with their applications, security controls, and access policies all contained on a virtually indestructible and highly secure USB 3.0 flash drive. Employees simply insert the Microsoft-certified IronKey Workspace W700 into a compatible computer and the host PC hardware boots completely off the Windows To Go drive using local resources such as monitors, CPUs and network connections, but completely insulated from the local hard drive. The management system handles password resets and can remotely wipe or destroy a device that has been lost or stolen. Ruggedized, high-performance IronKey Workspace W700 devices are ideal for government agencies and other highly regulated industries such as financial services or healthcare that require military-grade security and centralized management. With IronKey Workspace W700, government agencies and enterprises can now meet a multitude of mobility mandates including telework enablement, BYOD, and business continuity at a fraction of the cost of traditional computing.