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Judges did not accept nominations for the Disruptive Technology category, but had the option to recognize an innovative product that has the potential to create a new market or disrupt an existing market with a new technology. Judges considered all nominated products, as well as products on display at VMworld 2016 that were not nominated for the awards -- including products that have not yet been released.
Winner: Lakeside Software; Ask SysTrack
What the judges said: "Uses natural language queries to allow users to search across all [the company's] products and data that it collects. This innovation saves time and lets users discover the most appropriate data more efficiently than searching manually."