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Memset, the UK's leading virtual machine cloud provider, is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted for two awards at the 2010 PC Pro Awards.  The IT host is hoping to retain its title as ‘Best Web Host’ for the fifth consecutive year, as well as pick up the award for ‘Environmental Innovator of the Year’.

Memset will be battling it out with the industry heavyweights, including Google, AMD & Samsung for the title of Environmental Innovator of the Year.

The awards, which take place every year, showcase the best providers of IT equipment, and are the industry's most prestigious, as they are voted for by users and not a judging panel.

In each category, PC Pro asks its readers to rate the reliability of the products they have bought, customer support, and how satisfied they are – in particular, if they would buy from that company again. All the feedback is then collated to produce a numeric rating, and the company with the highest rating wins.

“Everyone here at Memset has worked hard to consistently offer a first class service to our customers.  Having them nominate us for the fifth consecutive year as Best Web Host is testament to the high quality of our infrastructure and the dedication of our team,” said Kate Craig-Wood, founder and MD of Memset.  “The competition is stiff, but hopefully we are in with a good chance of winning both of these titles."

Being recognised for their environmental credentials is nothing new for the IT hosts, who have a received a number of environmental accolades in the past including:

- Winner, UK CEED Sustain IT environmental innovator award 2009.

- Medallist, BCS awards, BP Environmental Project 2008.

- Winner, PCPro Environmental Innovator award 2008.

- Finalist, European green IT award for market leadership 2008.

- Finalist, Green Business Awards 2008.

- Winner, Guildford Green award 2007.

Passionate about the environment, Memset became the UK’s first Carbon Neutral® hosting company in 2006, was the first British Web Host to become participants in the EU Code of Conduct for data centres, and is the first hosting company to achieve all three ISO9001, ISO27001 and ISO14001 accreditations.  Memset's ability to mix the low-cost and flexibility of cloud computing together with the best of traditional enterprise managed hosting, has enabled them to save their customers money and carbon without compromising reliability or security.

Memset’s MD Kate Craig-Wood enjoys campaigning on environmental issues and is able to use her positions as Chair of Intellect UK's climate change group and external communications officer of the BCS Data Centre Specialist Group to demonstrate that technology is part of the solution to climate change.

Memset find out if they have been lucky enough to win both categories at a black tie gala dinner taking place on Wednesday 29th September 2010 at London's Vinopolis.