Awards ceremony told Irish IT industry alive and well

MUNSTER’S leaders in technology have been celebrated for their contribution to the technology sector in an award ceremony for those who are driving success in the area.

The 2010 it@cork Leaders Awards were set up to recognise leaders in technology and business innovation in Munster, and to provide a platform for technology business leaders to meet their peers.

According to chairman of the it@cork board of directors Denis Collins, the event clearly demonstrates the Irish IT industry is alive and well.

“This is a unique event for the ICT industry and clearly demonstrates that Ireland Inc is open for business, driving global thought leadership, collaboration and value to the marketplace.

“This is just the start of further emergence onto the global stage, our IT industry is alive and well and will continue to be an integral part of growth for Ireland Inc.”

The Sustained Excellence Award went to security technology company McAfee for its sustained commitment to growing its range of activities and functions in the Cork region.

The excellence in education award went to Scoil Chlochair Mhuire, Carrigtwohill, for their 25-seat computer laboratory and two to four in-class computers in each classroom that provide child-safe access to broadband internet for every pupil.

QUINN-Healthcare was awarded the IT Dept Award for its consistency in innovation, organisation and process change, while Abtran/4C scooped the Research and Innovation Project Award.

The winner of the Green Technology Award was ManageCO2 for its innovation in their application of reducing their carbon footprint, while the High Potential Start-Up Award went to Goshido.

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