Computerworld names 2008 awards finalists

Contenders named in IT user awards

The finalists in the Computerworld Excellence Awards for 2008 were announced last week at simultaneous events in Auckland and Wellington.

The awards, which celebrate excellence in the use of ICT in New Zealand organisations, will culminate at a gala event to be held at the SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre on Friday, July 25.

The finalists are:

CIO of the Year – sponsored by Sun Microsystems

Tim Occleshaw, Ministry of Social Development

Nigel Beach, Compac Sorting Equipment

Owen McCall, The Warehouse Group

Simon Gould-Thorpe, Honda New Zealand

Young ICT Talent – sponsored by Eagle Technology

Craig and Shane Smith for Language Perfect

Pamela Minett and Adele Barlow for yMedia Group

Best Sustainable ICT Project – sponsored by HP

Airways New Zealand for Collaborative Arrivals Manager

New Zealand Defence Force for Project CRUSH

Manukau Institute of Technology for the MIT virtualisation project

Meridian Energy for ec3 project

Excellence in the Use of ICT for Customer Service – sponsored by Icon Recruitment

Airways New Zealand for Collaborative Arrivals Manager

New Zealand Blood Service for the Donor Relationship Management project

Royal New Zealand Plunket Society for PlunketLine

Excellence in the Use of ICT in Government – sponsored by EDS

Inland Revenue for KiwiSaver

Ministry of Social Development for Te Pākoro – The Storehouse

State Services Commission for the newzealand.govt.nz redevelopment

Excellence in the Use of ICT in Health – sponsored by Simpl

ProCare Health for Continuous Care Online (CCO)

Royal New Zealand Plunket Society for PlunketLine

Canterbury District Health Board for PowerScribe Speech Recognition implementation

Excellence in Infrastructure Innovation – sponsored by EMC

Foodstuffs (Auckland) for Collect project

Honda New Zealand for the Honda Information Systems web enablement

Trade Me for the Solid State Storage and Database Performance project

Excellence in the Use of ICT in a Small to Medium Enterprise

Animal Health Board for VectorNet

Bosco Connect for EzyBusiness

Lumberlink for ActionStep

Innovative Use of ICT

Animal Health Board for VectorNet

Air New Zealand for "How Far Can I Go"

SilverStripe for the SilverStripe content management system

Most Successful Project Implementation

Foodstuffs (Auckland) for Project Green

Ministry of Social Development for its client management system

Pumpkin Patch for Gift Cards

Overall Excellence in the Use of ICT

Airways New Zealand for Collaborative Arrivals Manager

Animal Health Board for VectorNet

NorthTec for the NorthTec Learning Gateway

Viscount Plastics for its Aspectpl implementation

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