12 November 2010
Projects including the roll out of super broadband, a network to connect remote communities and a system that ensures that unattended workstations are secure were among the winners of the 2010 UK IT Industry Awards, run by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, and Computing magazine. The winners were announced last night at a glittering dinner at Battersea Park Events Arena by Jon Culshaw.
The annual Awards provide a platform for the entire profession to celebrate best practice, innovation and excellence. In total, the Awards feature 25 categories which cover: project, organisation, technology and individual excellence. The categories are open to organisations and individuals involved in IT across the public, not for profit and commercial sectors.
David Clarke, Chief Executive Officer of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, said: “This has been another exceptional year for the Awards, with winners drawn from a wide range of industries, once again highlighting that IT is truly embedded in our society and brings tremendous benefits to all aspects of life from industry, healthcare through to entertainment and security.
“As the Chartered Institute for IT, we offer our congratulations to all those who took part and in particular, the medallists and winners. To qualify as a finalist is terrific; to win is an absolutely fantastic achievement in these highly contested Awards.”
The Awards featured the first Digital Inclusion Achievement Award, supported by Race Online 2012, which was won by Finerday.com, Mobilelite. The innovative winning entry offers an easy to use free, secure, accessible communications platform for people of all ages to share messages, photos, memories, weblinks and more. It works across all hardware, including the set top box and was designed to appeal to all generations, bridging the intergenerational digital divide. The platform also delivers valuable personalised care and e-services.
Robin Booth, Publishing Director of Computing comments: “On behalf of Computing, I would like to congratulate the winners and medallists on their achievements. The UK IT Industry Awards are rigorously judged and as a result truly celebrate innovation and best practice in IT today.”
The full list of winners and medallists can be found on the UK IT Industry Awards website.