1. The following rules are ONLY for the 50 Best Managed IT Companies awards. No rules apply to any company that simply take the business assessment test to benchmark their business practices. ANY company, from any country may take the test, but the 50 Best Managed IT Companies Award is only open to companies operating within the specific country of the Award. Each country will have its own 50 Best Award. At the end of the year, we will rank the best of the best to recognize the 50 GLOBAL Best Managed IT Companies.
  2. To start the process, the company will simply complete a basic application to acknowledge that they wish to participate in the evaluation process and complete the assessment questions.
  3. All applications must be completed by a specific time for each country. The closing dates will be posted on the specific country application form. Incomplete sections in the application form will not receive the maximum score so it is important to complete every section.
  4. Applicant may be contacted by our authorized business coaches as part of the review process. This may require interviews with several people within the company. By completing the assessment you are confirming that your responses are accurate and you have the consent to provide such information.
  5. The final applications will be reviewed and verified by several coaches and the TechnoPlanet research team. We reserve the right to zero-score any applicant in any section, if we are not able to receive the requested information from the applicant in order to complete the review.
  6. Winners will be announced on a specific date for each country and can be seen on the Awards event website. The awards will be held with a special Awards Dinner Gala. All applicants will be invited to attend this formal event. It will be a spectacular social networking event to celebrate! There is a fee to attend the Awards Gala Dinner, but there is no fee to come collect your award.
  7. Any information collected will be kept in strictest confidence. All coaches will be under a strict non-disclosure agreement and with strict guidelines to ensure that no third-party influence will take place. At anytime, any applicant may request that all of their information be completely deleted from our application system and back-ups.
  8. Award winners agree to have TechnoPlanet and their news media partners promote their company, including web links and pictures. As part of the benefits for winners, we will be providing significant publicity for them within the channel.
  9. By submitting the application you are giving consent for us to collect and review the information as we can score your company for the purpose of the 50 Best Managed IT Companies evaluation process. Where compelled by legal or regulatory obligations, information may be disclosed to law enforcement, regulatory or other government agencies.