Singapore Firms Take Lion’s Share at Asia’s Premier IT Management Awards, Again
Six organisations have excelled in the ninth annual MIS Asia IT Excellence Awards””one of Asia ‘s most prestigious award competitions recognising excellence in information technology management. The Singapore winners were Goodyear Singapore Tyres, the Singapore Land Authority, the National Library Board Singapore and the Land Transport Authority Singapore. The other winners were Sheela Foam (India) and MTR Corporation (Hong Kong).
Singapore (PRWEB) August 18, 2011
Singapore-based projects have excelled in the ninth annual MIS Asia IT Excellence Awards””one of Asia ‘s most prestigious award competitions recognising excellence in information technology management.
Government organisations and private enterprises from the Lion City took four of the six 2011 awards, with the other winners each coming from Hong Kong and India (see details below).
The Singapore winners were Goodyear Singapore Tyres, the Singapore Land Authority, the National Library Board Singapore and the Land Transport Authority Singapore.
The other winners were Sheela Foam (India) and MTR Corporation (Hong Kong).
The project-based awards were presented at the annual MIS Asia IT Summit and IT Excellence Awards event in Singapore, Friday, August 12, 2011. A total of 21 finalists from public & private sectors, banking and financial services, construction, education, energy & utilities, government, information and communications, logistics, manufacturing, oil & gas, public transport and health care, gathered from China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
MIS Asia magazine Editor, Teng Fang Yih, said that the IT Excellence Awards for 2011 were an acknowledgement and recognition of the high quality of IT management practice and of the overall professionalism of enterprise IT across the Asia region.
“The standard of projects in nominations filed this year has been high. That made putting together the finalist line up and then choosing the top six winning organisations incredibly difficult,” said Teng. “So I would like to thank our panel of judges for the hard work they did, going through the details of some mighty operationally and strategically successful projects done in Asia during the past few years, before coming to their collective decisions on the deserved winners.”
The regional MIS Asia IT Excellence Awards (http://www.mis-asia.com/itexcellence2011) are regarded as the only industry accolades that specifically recognise organisations for management excellence in using IT to drive business value and to attain business goals.
The winners were chosen by an expert panel of five independent judges, including Chief Information Officers (CIOs), academics, IT association executives and analysts, in a process that lasted several months. Judges took into account issues such as project execution, alignment with the business and measurable results.
2011 MIS Asia IT Excellence Awards Winners:
- BEST BOTTOM-LINE I.T.
Winner: GOODYEAR SINGAPORE TYRES
Project: Advance Planning Optimisation””Demand Planning with Business Intelligence
The project was initiated to provide a business enablement tool, and helped the company manage inventory levels and production output as well as satisfy customer needs.
- BEST BUSINESS ENABLER
Winner: SINGAPORE LAND AUTHORITY
A web portal initiated to unlock the vast potential of public sector data, GeoSpace brings in true business enablement, efficiencies in work processes and potential for further growth.
- BEST CHANGE MANAGEMENT
Winner: SHEELA FOAM (INDIA)
Project: Align Business Systems with TOC (Theory of Constraints)
The project was implemented with the objective of aligning all performance parameters with the concept of TOC, which focuses on profitability and market reach.
- BEST I.T. GOVERNANCE
Winner : NATIONAL LIBRARY BOARD SINGAPORE
Project: NLB IT Governance Framework
The project describes the leadership, organisational structure, policies, processes and management practices to drive the effective development of IT governance in NLB.
- BEST KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
Winner: LAND TRANSPORT AUTHORITY SINGAPORE
Project: Engineering Project Integration and Collaboration System (EPIC)
EPIC is an enterprise-wide platform that facilitates consultation across project teams, captures vital information for decision-making, and enhances knowledge-sharing for organisational learning in LTA.
- BEST SECURITY STRATEGY
Winner: MTR CORPORATION (HONG KONG)
Project: Security Enhancement Programme
The project implemented 10 corporate-wide initiatives in order to enhance protection of sensitive corporate information and to mitigate the risk of unauthorised access to such information.
Visit http://www.mis-asia.com/itexcellence2011 for more information about the winning projects.
For inquiries on the MIS Asia IT Excellence Awards 2011, please contact:
Teng Fang Yih, Tel: +65 6395 8028, E-mail: fyteng(at)fairfaxbm(dot)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.
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