Asia's Top ICT Organizations Named at the CIO Summit in Singapore Organized by IDC and FBM
02 Aug 2012
Singapore, August 2, 2012 – Singapore-based projects have taken four of this year’s edition of the annual IT Excellence Awards (ITX). ITX is one of Asia’s leading recognition programs for the most progressive and effective enterprise IT deployments, and is this year for the first time co-managed by analyst firm IDC Asia/Pacific and the publisher of MIS Asia Fairfax Business Media Asia (FBM Asia).
The Singapore winners were the Changi Airport Group, Ministry of Education, SAP Asia and Singapore Prison Service. The other winners were CIMB Bank (Malaysia), Melco Crown Entertainment (Macau) and Watsons China.
The project-based awards were presented at the CIO Summit and IT Excellence Awards 2012 event in Singapore today. More than 100 finalist entries from government agencies and leading players in the financial services, manufacturing, fast moving consumer goods and transportation industries were gathered from China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand.
ITX project leader and MIS Asia magazine Editor, Teng Fang Yih, said: “This year we saw an even more competitive batch of nominations than in previous years. That made putting together the finalist lineup very difficult, and deciding on the eventual seven winners nearly impossible. I can assure you that every single one of the 38 finalists deserve recognition too, not just for their efforts on the job but also for the value they derived for their respective organizations. In the end, of course, the ITX 2012 winners demonstrated just that bit of genius in project management and delivered just that little more of strategic value that established themselves as deserving candidates for the awards.”
“This award not only acknowledges the individual contribution of the CIO while applauding the management team for having the foresight to go where few have gone before, it also calls out the judicious use of resources across the entire enterprise as well as rewards the contribution of the entire IS/IT team in delivering the most effective technology and information delivery models to their business users. The combined efforts of IDC and FBM have produced a truly unique award,” said Eva Au, Managing Director, IDC Asia/Pacific.
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.
2012 IT Excellence Awards (ITX) Winners:
Best Bottom-line IT
Ministry of Education
Project: Schools Standard ICT Operating Environment (SSOE)
Best Business Enabler
Changi Airport Group
Project: Service Workforce Instant Feedback Transformation (SWIFT)
Best Change Management
CIMB Bank Berhad
Project: 1View Change Journey Management—Release 1.x
Best Deployment of Emerging Technology
SAP Asia Pte Ltd
Project: Enterprise Mobility for SAP APJ
Best IT Governance
Melco Crown Entertainment (Macau) Ltd
Project: MCE—Enterprise IT Governance
Best Knowledge Management
Project: Standardized Processes and Actions (SPA)
Best Security Strategy
Singapore Prisons Service
Projects: Management and Protection of Information Security and Complex Access Management System (CAMS)
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 to 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 worldwide. For more than 47 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.
For more information, contact:
Lay Fang Tan
Teng Fang Yih
+65 6395 8028