UK E-business month gets underway in true style, with the climax of the inaugural Computer Weekly E-Business Excellence Awards. We are delighted to present the names of the organisations which have been shortlisted in each of the awards' 12 categories.
The overwhelming response we have had to the awards confirms the fact that e-business now sits at the very top of the corporate agenda.
The UK organisations named here represent the cream of UK e-business initiatives. Everybody is talking about e-business, but our chosen finalists are turning words into action.
All are already using technology to transform their businesses. They are slashing costs, delivering new products and services, addressing new markets and building new relationships with customers and suppliers. We congratulate them all for their pioneering work in the field of e-business.
All 36 of our shortlisted candidates have met our judging panel face-to-face. But there can only be one winner in each category on 7 November: 12 of them will be recognised as the UK's e-business trailblazers at a gala awards dinner hosted at the prestigious Intercontinental Hotel in London's Park Lane. And one lucky e-business maestro, picked by our judges to be Computer Weekly E-Business Champion 2000, will get to drive home in a brand new Lotus Elise sports car.
The best use of e-business technology to sell products or services to customers. Sponsored by RSA Security
Supply Chain Management and Procurement Award
The best application of e-business technology to the supply chain. Sponsored by Biomni
E-Business Marketing Award
The best use of e-business technology to market products or services. Sponsored by Shop Creator
SME E-Business Award
The best example of e-business in established companies with less than 500 employees (not open to dotcom e-business start-ups). Sponsored by Energis Squared
E-Business Start-up Award
The best example of an organisation set up from the outset as an e-business since 1 January 1999. Sponsored by MCI Worldcom
Mobile E-Business Award
The best use of mobile computing and communications to deliver an e-business solution. Sponsored by Hewlett-Packard
Knowledge Management Award
The best example of the use of e-business technology to share information and allow collaborative working. Sponsored by Mediasurface
Customer Relationship Management Award
The best use of new technology to improve customer support and interaction and deliver a better customer experience. Sponsored by AMS
E-Recruitment and Training Award
The best e-business initiative applied to the recruitment and/or training of staff. Sponsored by totaljobs.com
The best example of e-business in the public sector. Sponsored by Global Crossing
E-Business Design Award
The best use of content design to deliver an e-business solution. Sponsored by iGroup
IT Industry Award
The best example of e-business in a company in the IT sector (companies in the ITsector are not eligible to enter other categories). Sponsored by iProvide.