Real IT Awards 2010 Results
The winners of the 7th Real IT Awards at the Park Plaza Riverside Hotel, on London’s South Bank March 9th 2011.
The Real IT Awards represent the pinnacle of achievement in corporate IT and recognise outstanding IT projects that have delivered tangible benefits to their businesses. This year’s winners include Gondola Group, Whitbread, Volkswagen Group, Marks and Spencer, Severn Trent Water, Nursing Midwifery Council and Westminster City Council.
The judges of the awards, drawn from leading users of IT such as GlaxoSmithKline, Balfour Beatty, BUPA, John Lewis Partnership, and Laing O’Rourke, were presented with a greater diversity of entries than ever before. These ranged from a project to benefit the most excluded in society costing a few pounds per person, but with tremendous impact, to large-scale projects by major corporations set to potentially save millions of pounds.
John Harris, Chairman of the Corporate IT Forum says,
“We were absolutely blown away by the submissions for the 7th Real IT Awards. Never before have we seen such a range of clever thinking and innovative approaches to using IT to benefit the business. Despite the economic climate and the general focus on austerity, it is clear that Corporate IT is in good health. We are seeing companies being visionary and investing in the future, focusing not only on reducing future costs but also on building future capability.
The winners are the best of an excellent bunch. Their Real IT award is recognition of their success as judged by their peers and we are confident that all of our members will be able to benefit from their cutting-edge approach.”
Throughout the coming months the winners and runners-up will present their projects through workshops open to all organisations so that everyone can learn about the processes, skills and techniques that have led to success.
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