Local software company Compudigm has made the nominations list for a prestigious award sponsored by Computerworld New Zealand's sister publication Computerworld US.
The 12-year-old US Computerworld Smithsonian Awards, a partnership with the Smithsonian Institution’s National American History Museum, honours individuals, organisations and companies for their outstanding uses of technology to benefit society.
Submissions are preserved as part of the permanent research collection at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC.
Compudigm’s founder Andrew Cardno has already received a laureate in San Francisco and the overall winners will be announced in June 2001.
Compudigm has been nominated for the success of its Telstra Sydney Olympics project, where its visual data management and analysis tool seePower was used by Telstra Mobile to monitor and manage its mobile network coverage during the Sydney games.
Telstra says as a result no calls were lost or interrupted during the Olympics.
Compudigm was nominated by its US partner, data warehouse company Sybase.
Cardno has moved short-term to the US, where Compudigm is winning contracts with major casino chains and sites such as the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
The Computerworld Smithsonian Program's chairmen's committee comprises 100 US chiefs from leading information technology companies and is chaired by Patrick McGovern, founder and chairman of International Data Group.