Development Corporation shortlisted for IT award.

Thurrock Thames Gateway Development Corporation has reached the finals of this year’s UK IT Industry Awards for the nation’s Small IT Department of the Year.

The Awards, which are run by the BCS – The Chartered Institute for IT and Computing magazine, are an annual event. The winners will be announced at this year’s final, which will be held at Battersea Park Arena on 11 November.

The Development Corporation’s IT department manages the Corporation’s PCs, servers, information, two websites and six major corporate application systems.

Their entry to the Small IT Department category outlined work carried out by the team over the past year, including reducing costs and moving to a greener environment, improving service operations and achieving certification in ISO27001.

The national awards are a platform for the entire IT profession to showcase and celebrate best practice, innovation and excellence and attract entries from the public, not for profit and commercial sectors.

In total, the awards feature 24 categories which cover: project, organisation, technology and individual excellence and include awards such as Security Innovation of the Year, Small IT Department of the Year, Business Project of the Year and CIO of the Year.

Commenting on the short listing, Sean O’Donnell, Resources Director at the Development Corporation, said; “We are delighted that the achievements of our small in-house team have reached this level of recognition. IT is a vital component of the majority of organisations and these awards rightfully acknowledge its importance at the heart of business.”

David Clarke, Chief Executive Officer, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, added: “Congratulations to all the finalists. They can be proud of their achievements. Their projects and work showcase the professionalism that exists among IT professionals and also highlights the value of IT today and the way it touches so many areas of society.”

Robin Booth, Publishing Director of Computing commented: “I would like to add my congratulations to the finalists. The UK IT Industry Awards are rigorously judged and to be announced as a finalist is a great achievement. I don’t envy the judges who now have to decide the winners; it’s going to be very tough.”

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