Twice yearly contest open to students at universities and colleges participating in TEC Campus Program–with cash prizes going to the top three entries

MONTREAL, QC, August 16, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ — Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) is pleased to announce the launch of its TEC Award for Academic Writing competition.

This contest is open to students at universities and colleges participating in TEC’s Campus Program, a TEC initiative that enables students to learn proven, professional software selection techniques used by IT and business managers at small, midsize, and large organizations across the globe. As a key part of this educational process, students use TEC Advisor, a patented decision support tool that compares leading enterprise software solutions head-to-head based on out-of-the-box functionality.

To participate in the TEC Award for Academic Writing, students must submit a paper written on a topic chosen by the software analysts at TEC. A panel of TEC’s software analysts and specialists will select the winners, with a $2,000 prize going to the top entry, $1,000 awarded to the second place finisher, and $500 awarded for third place.

The current topic is, “How are emerging technologies–such as the Internet of Things (IoT), digital transformation, etc.–impacting businesses, and how should companies currently evaluating enterprise software take these emerging technologies into account? How will these developments affect companies’ needs regarding enterprise software?” Entries must be received by December 31, 2017.

Says TEC Director of Academic Programs and services Pietro Mercuri, “This is a great way for students to learn more about enterprise software selection and usage. It’s fun, and what student wouldn’t be thrilled to win a cash award and get their work published on a major website like TEC?”

TEC’s Campus program is currently used by more than 40 colleges and universities worldwide.

Adds Professor Harold Webb of the University of Tampa, “I have been using the TEC Advisor as a research tool for students to use in their course research assignment. The addition of the tool as a resource for this assignment now provides a very powerful way for students to compare systems at a high level as well as for comparing very detailed features and requirements. Working with the staff at TEC has been very smooth. Students have been able to access the tool very easily using the instructions provided.”

The TEC Award for Academic Writing will be held in September and January of each year.
To learn more about TEC Software Evaluation Campus Program, or the TEC Award for Academic Writing competition, contact TEC at +1 514-954-3665 ext. 299 or online.

About TEC Software Evaluation Campus Program

The TEC Software Evaluation Campus Program introduces the fundamentals of enterprise software and the selection methodology used by Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) to students. This unique program guides students through each step of the software decision-making process, including the research and prioritization of features, evaluation, and selection phases. Students have access to an abundance of resources to better conduct their research projects and benefit from accurate information and sophisticated software evaluation and comparison tools.

About Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC)

Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) is a global consulting and advisory firm, helping organizations select the best enterprise software solution for their needs. TEC reduces the time, cost, and risk associated with enterprise software selection with its advanced decision-making process and support application, software selection experts, and extensive resources.

Over 3.5 million subscribers leverage TEC’s industry-leading research and detailed information on more than 1,000 leading software solutions across all major application areas. For more information, please visit

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