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Awards Open to Firms  with Exceptional IT Skills

Awards Open to Firms with Exceptional IT Skills

Firms that have delivered exceptional IT projects and products are being called on to enter the UK IT Industry Awards 2010, run by the British Computing Society (BCS). The awards are open to businesses of all sizes, but include three categories specifically aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises: Small Business Project of the Year. Small IT Supplier of the Year. Small IT Department of the Year. The awards aim to recognise firms that have demonstrated IT excellence, including project-based and individual achievements. “The UK IT Industry Awards are quite prestigious and they are taken very seriously by the industry,” said awards moderator, David Tidey. “It is a rigorous judging process and if you are a winner, you get a huge amount of publicity, especially if you have... »

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Last Call for SMEs to Enter IT Industry Awards

SMEs with exceptional IT skills have until 1 August to enter this year’s IT Industry awards run by the British Computer Society (BCS). The awards are open to businesses of all sizes and sectors, and recognise firms that have demonstrated examples of IT excellence, including project–based and individual achievements. There are 23 award categories this year, including IT consultancy of the year, green organisation of the year and small supplier of the year. “Our awards highlight the importance of technology within today’s business environment, where IT plays an integral role, from the board room to customer communications,” said BCS chief executive David Clarke. “The awards generate a high level of media exposure in national, regional and trade publication... »

New Website Provides Free Advice on Protecting Business Data

The Information Security Awareness Forum (ISAF) has launched a website offering free advice to firms on how to protect their business information. The website contains guidance on storing business data securely on- and off-line, and includes sections dedicated to SMEs, corporates and consumers. The site also includes links to the main sources of advice on data security on the Internet. Small businesses can download dedicated ‘Directors’ Guides’ from the website on topics such as managing information securely, establishing an information risk policy and understanding the legal obligations of storing online and offline business data. “The Information Security Awareness Forum has been formed to co-ordinate and build on existing work and initiatives, and ultimately to i... »