Guildford, Surrey 9 April 2008, Kate Craig-Wood, Memset's Managing Director, has been named as a finalist in the BlackBerry Women & Technology Awards for Best Use of Technology by a Woman in Small to Medium Business.
Kate has been shortlisted, in large part, for her pioneering development of Memset's Miniserver Virtual Machines™, the UK's first virtual server solution that gives customers truly dedicated resources and all the benefits of a normal server without needing an entire modern, powerful machine. Kate intends to continue to push the boundaries of data centre and virtualisation technologies in the hope of making Memset the UK's leading utility computing provider.
Together with this, her clever use of open source solutions which she has adapted to suit her needs has made the company operate more efficiently and her power saving initiatives implemented in the data centre is another example where she has continued to innovatively use technology in her business.
Now in its third year, the BlackBerry Women & Technology Awards was established to celebrate the achievements of women using technology, both within and beyond the IT sector, to bring their outstanding contributions to business and beyond via the use of technology into the public eye.
Kate Craig-Wood, said, "I am delighted to be a finalist in the BlackBerry Women & Technology Awards. The IT industry is suffering badly from a shortage of women, and these awards really help to change this, by highlighting the important contributions that women are making. I think that my focus on green IT is perhaps what made my entry stand out, and again I'm thrilled that my commitment to championing the cause of energy efficient technology is being recognised."
The winners of the BlackBerry Women & Technology Awards will be announced at the prestigious awards ceremony being held at The Marriott Grosvenor Square, London on Tuesday 6th May 2008.