Other World Computing today announced that the OWC Mercury Aura Pro Express SSD is a finalist in the “New Product or Service of the Year – Computer Hardware” category of the 2011 American Business Awards. First announced at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show this past January and still the only aftermarket SSD upgrade for the 2010 MacBook Air, the OWC Mercury Aura Pro Express offers up to 4X greater capacity and up to 68% faster real-world performance than factory available options.
Like The Oscars For Corporate America
The American Business Award program, created in 2002 and nicknamed “The Stevies”, is the only business awards program in the United States that honors and generates public recognition of corporate and executive achievements worldwide. The Stevie Award trophy is often called “the business Oscar”, because it is hand-cast and finished in 24-karat gold by the same company that creates the Oscar. The name “Stevie” is taken from the name Stephen, derived from Greek term for “crowned”. Past American Business Award winners have include Apple, Oracle, Hilton Hotels, and AT&T.
OWC Selected As Finalist From Over 2,800 Entries
More than 2,800 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for this year’s competition in more than 40 categories, including the New Product or Service of the Year – Computer Hardware category in which OWC is one of six finalists. Stevie award finalists were chosen by more that 150 business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging held April and May, with the winners announced by the end of May and honored during the organization’s ninth awards banquet held in New York on June 20.
People’s Choice Award Voting Now Open
Each American Business Award finalist is also eligible to receive a special People’s Choice Award, which consumers can vote for online through June 3rd. To vote for the OWC Mercury Aura Pro Express, visit: http://peopleschoice.stevieawards.com/default.cfm?scode=J278I and click on the “Submit” button next to the “Vote with Short Code J278I” callout.
“We are excited to be included in this year’s American Business Awards program, as we think the Mercury Aura Pro Express SSD is the kind of groundbreaking product the award was instituted to honor,” said Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing. “With a continuous dedication to raising the bar in product innovation, technical support, and customer service, the OWC team strives to be the people’s choice in technology upgrades and accessories every day of the year.”