The IT Awards season is now in full swing. Entries for two major awards, the British Computer Society IT Professional Awards 2004, and the Corporate IT Forum's 2004 Awards, close this week.
There is still one month to go if you want to enter the BCS Individual Excellence Awards, and just last week e-commerce minister Stephen Timms launched the UK's largest IT Awards for SMEs, the Interforum E-Commerce Awards.
Awards recognise individual and corporate excellence
Tif Awards for Corporate IT
For large businesses, the Corporate IT Forum's Awards for Corporate IT 2004 close this week, on 16 April. To qualify, corporations must have a turnover of at least £100m and an IT infrastructure budget of at least £2m. The judges will be looking for the best IT projects showing either business profitability or technical innovation.
The aims of the competition include finding examples of excellence in IT project management and implementation, demonstrating the role IT can play in achieving business success, and stimulating the sharing of best practice.
BCS IT Professional Awards
The British Computer Society Business Achievement Awards deadline is this week, on 14 April.
These awards are for the best management team in one of four categories: public sector and not for profit organisations; financial and related services; commercial and industrial; and small businesses (fewer than 50 employees).
The three main criteria measured are: impact on the performance of the organisation; effectiveness of the relationships between all the main parties; and management of the development, implementation and operation of the system.
There is still a month to enter the BCS Individual Excellence Awards, which close on 17 June. Categories include IT Director of the Year; Women in IT Award; Quality Manager of the Year; IT Developer of the Year; and IT Service Manager of the Year. All the awards are supported by Computer Weekly.
Interforum E-Commerce Awards for SMEs
There is plenty of time for small and medium-sized enterprises to enter the Interforum E-Commerce Awards, which were launched by e-commerce minister Stephen Timms last week.
The government-backed scheme is dedicated to rewarding and promoting e-business. As an incentive,the government is giving almost £260,000 in prizes to those SMEs which can best demonstrate how they have achieved business transformation through technology. The overall national winner will get £40,000.
If you are in a small business, or if you can identify excellence in your supply chain or among your smaller customers, the closing date for entries is 31 July.
This was first published in April 2004