Symantec's Norton Ghost won the Software Excellence Award at this year's Hi Tech NZ Electronic and Software Awards.
The awards, held last month in Auckland, were hosted by EXPANZ (the association of manufacturers and exports in the electronics industry) and the NZSA (the New Zealand Software Association).
Originally developed by Auckland-based Binary Research, the disk-cloning technology was part of the sale to Symantec of the assets of Binary Research earlier this year. Judges said Ghost was a unique application which stayed ahead of its competition.
Prism Software, which provides mana-gement information system for printers, won the Emerging Business Award because of its growth plans and innovative support solutions.
The Small Business Excellence Award went to rural software provider, Computer Concepts and Systems, which provides accounting and mapping software for the farming industry.
An Innovation Award was created to recognise The Great Divider Manufacturing Company for its TED program, which uses dividers with electronic sensors to measure buildings and allows the information from the sensors to be transferred on to a PC.
The Young Achiever Award went to designer Suzanne Whyte for her work with the contract design house Holliday Group, which produces telecommunications, radio frequency and computer equipment.