IT professionals celebrate at BCS Awards


IT professionals celebrate at BCS Awards

Bill Goodwin

IT professionals were celebrating last night as the British Computer Society presented awards to the individuals and organisations that have made the greatest contribution to IT during 2008.

The ceremony at London's Grosvenor House hotel, sponsored by Computer Weekly, recognises innovation, professionalism and best practice in IT.

The awards, attended by over 1000 IT professionals, featured two new categories to recognise the contribution businesses are making towards tackling green issues.

Fivium and gm2 Logistics won the BP Environment and Green Organisation of the Year awards, after showing they could cut their carbon emissions while making savings on the bottom line.

"The BCS IT industry awards are regarded as the hallmark of excellence, best practice and professionalism in the industry. The two green awards are relatively new categories and reflect one of the key issues affecting our industry today," said David Clarke, BCS chief executive.

Claire Adams, who works for Connecting for Health, collected the service manager of the year award. Claire Adams won the award for putting IT training in place for NHS clinical staff using systems developed in the NHS Connecting for Health IT Programme.

Garlik won the BT Flagship Award for innovation, and the web-based technology award, for its innovative DataPatrol service, which helps individuals guard against identity theft.

A mobile patient care reporting system collected the mobile technology award. The CSC Emergency Care Solution for NHS Ambulance Services, Siren ePCR, allows paramedics to access a summary of the patient's medical notes.

An innovative application from Concentra called C-PORT (Chemotherapy Planning Oncology Resource Tool), won awards in the social contribution and business to business categories.

Full list of winners >>

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