Just software developers? In TPoSaNA we recommend "make" as the perfect tool for system administrators too. Heck, every Unix machine I administer has a file called /etc/Makefile which automates all the common processes required to run that machine. Most of my work can be done by editing the right file followed by a quick "cd /etc && make" to push through any changes.
Past awardees are listed here. It's quite interesting if you look at the years. In 1991 when they gave the award to the creators of TCP/IP I wonder if they had any idea how much of a future it had!