PHOENIX--After two days and 68 company presentations at the Demo '06 conference here, one thing is clear: Enterprise products and services carried the day.
That's not to say that some consumer-oriented offerings weren't popular and seen as having a lot of potential. But when Demo's head honcho, Chris Shipley, announced the so-called Demo God awards at Wednesday night's closing dinner, enterprise dominated.
The 10 Demo God winners:
Network Streaming, and its appliance-based remote support offering.
Panoratio Database Images, which has software designed to analyze large, complex data sets.
VSee Labs, which allows people to access and share media files and computer desktops across the Internet.
Iotum, for its service that intelligently filters phone calls depending on how important they are.
Ugobe, which has developed a charming robot dinosaur that reacts to humans' voices and touch.
Riya, a company that has developed facial recognition technology which can auto-tag photos in users' collections.
Krugle, which has a vertical search engine designed to help programmers find open source code.
Kosmix, for its service that automatically categorizes Web pages.
Front Porch, a company that has built an appliance designed to alert users to viruses, spyware and zombies on their computers.
Sprout Systems, for its business software that helps small companies manage e-mail.