Singapore and Hong Kong, July 31, 2013 – CLP Power Hong Kong, Fraser & Neave Holdings, Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals, Housing and Development Board (Singapore), Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services, Procter & Gamble Europe SA Singapore Branch and The Hong Kong and China Gas Co. (Towngas) are winners of this year’s IT Excellence Awards 2013 (ITX).
ITX is one of Asia’s leading recognition programs for the most progressive and effective enterprise IT deployments, and is co-managed by analyst firm IDC Asia/Pacific and the publisher of MIS Asia Fairfax Business Media Asia (FBM Asia).
The project-based awards were presented at the CIO Summit and IT Excellence Awards 2013 event in Singapore today. More than 197 entries from government agencies and leading players in the financial services, manufacturing, fast moving consumer goods and transportation industries were gathered from Brunei, China (including Hong Kong SAR), India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. In the end, 51 nominated projects by 37 organizations made it to the shortlist.
ITX project leader and MIS Asia magazine Editor, Teng Fang Yih, said: “There were almost 200 nominations documenting some of the most impressive ICT initiatives we have ever seen—impressive in terms of their scale and more importantly their positive impact on, not just the organizations behind them, but also their industries and sectors. Unfortunately, in the end, only seven organizations–truly the best in each category–can emerge as winners.”
IDC Asia/Pacific Managing Director Eva Au said: “This award recognizes both the individual contribution of the CIO and the management team for having the foresight to take the steps they have taken. It also highlights the contribution of the entire IS/IT team in understanding the needs of their business users and delivering the most effective technology and information delivery models to them.”
The winners were chosen by an expert panel of independent judges, including members of the CIO, other senior ICT management and analyst communities, in a process that lasted several months. Judges took into account factors such as project execution, alignment with the business and measurable results.
2013 IT Excellence Awards (ITX) Winners:
Best Bottom-line IT
Housing and Development Board (Singapore)
Project: Integrated car parks system
Best Business Enabler
Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (HACTL)
Project: COSAC-Plus—Community System for Air Cargo
Best Change Management
Fraser & Neave Holdings Berhad
Project: Project GOLD (Google Apps)
Best Deployment of Emerging Technology
The Hong Kong and China Gas Co. Ltd. (Towngas)
Project: Private Cloud TCIS Project
Best IT Governance
Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Limited
Project: MF-EKA (Enterprise Key Access) Unified Identity Management System
Best Knowledge Management
Procter & Gamble Europe SA Singapore Branch
Project: Asia 1, Consumer Place Project
Best Security Strategy
CLP Power Hong Kong Limited
Projects: CLP Group Cyber Security Program
About the IT Excellence Awards
The IT Excellence Awards (ITX)–formerly known as the MIS Asia IT Excellence Awards–programme is an acknowledgement and recognition of the high quality of IT management practice and of the overall professionalism of enterprise IT across Asia. The awards are regarded as the only accolades that specifically recognise organisations for management excellence in using IT to drive business value and to attain business goals. The winners are chosen by an expert panel of independent judges, including CIOs, academics, IT association executives and analysts. They take into account issues such as project execution, alignment with the business and measurable results.
International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1,000 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. For more than 49 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world’s leading technology media, research, and events company. You can learn more about IDC by visiting www.idc.com.
About MIS Asia magazine
MIS Asia is the leading IT management magazine circulated only to CIO and senior IT management across the Asia-Pacific. By drilling deep into technical areas, it engages a technology-savvy audience and guides the reader in IT team organisation and management. There is no IT management magazine in the Asia Pacific as rigorously audited and thoroughly researched as MIS Asia. The magazine focuses on providing end-user case studies of enterprise IT projects and regular columns, interviews and opinion pieces related to computing systems for major multinational enterprises.
About Fairfax Business Media
Fairfax Business Media Asia publishes CIO Asia, MIS Asia, Computerworld Singapore and Computerworld Malaysia magazines. It is part of Australia’s Fairfax Media, Australasia’s leading media company with titles such as the Australian Financial Review, Business Review Weekly, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Melbourne Age and The Canberra Times.