Recognition of excellence in IT

Following the success of last year’s Effective IT events, Infoconomy – the publisher of Information Age – is now launching the Effective IT 2005 Awards. In addition to last year’s categories, there are six new awards linked to the themes of the Effective IT 2005 Report, which is distributed with this month’s issue and is also included in its sister magazine, M-iD.

The 2005 awards will be judged by a panel made up of previous winners, CIOs, industry experts and Infoconomy employees.

In July 2004, 750 guests at the Effective IT Gala Charity Ball applauded the winners at a venue on London’s South Bank, and in the process raised £30,000 for the charity Wooden Spoon.

Award winners are also invited to attend an exclusive leadership day. Last year, 50 representatives from winning companies and the judging panel were joined by five times Olympic gold medal winner Sir Steve Redgrave and rugby union stars Gavin Hastings and Martin Bayfield.

Category winners included BA, NTL Home, CHN Group, and Bayer Diagonostics. The two overall prizes went to Deutsche Bank and BrainJuicer. The first claimed the accolade for Most Effective IT Project 2004. And in winning the Most Innovative Use of IT award, market research company BrainJuicer proved that original thinking can still trump a big budget.

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Ben Rossi

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