David and Goliath at excellence awards

An educational website is playing 'David' to the Unitec and Auckland University 'Goliaths' in this year's Computerworld Excellence Awards.

An educational website is playing ‘David’ to the Unitec and Auckland University ‘Goliaths’ in this year’s Computerworld Excellence Awards.

Bubbledome is one of the finalists announced last Tuesday at the opening of Computerworld Expo in Auckland (see Excellence awards finalists named)

Anne Simpson, Computerworld Excellence Awards event manager, says the 240 entries came from across 100 organisations, from business to national and local government as well as educational institutions.

“The awards are in their fourth year and the increase in interest each year is a strong indicator of the growth of the IT industry,” she says. “This is borne out by businesses such as legal firms, auction houses and even a government funding agency making it through to the finals based on the excellence of their approach to using IT.”

Martin Taylor, managing director of IDG Communications, publisher of Computerworld magazine, says the New Zealand IT industry is in an enviable position world-wide, with a store of lessons learned in its long history as an early adopter and big user of IT. “What we're seeing this year, in the number and the quality of entries, is that they're becoming world class in making innovative use of IT,” he says.

The winners will be announced in early July at a gala dinner.

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