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Memset Announced As Finalist In The British Computer Society 2008 Awards

Up For BP Environment and Information Security & Data Management Project Awards

Guildford, United Kingdom - 10 October 2008 - Memset, the award-winning dedicated IT hosting company, has been announced as a finalist in two categories in the 2008 British Computer Society (BCS) awards.

The BCS IT Industry Awards, supported by Intellect and NCC, are the leading hallmark of success amongst practitioners today. The cross industry awards form a central element to the BCS's professionalism in IT initiative and recognise, promote and acclaim excellence, professionalism, innovation and the outstanding achievements to which individuals and groups contribute.

Kate Craig-Wood, MD of Memset, said "We're delighted to be finalists in two categories: the BP Environment and Information Security & Data Management for our online data backup solution, SquirrelSave."

Memset's development of their Miniserver™ Virtual Machines and ambition to become the leading provider of utility computing facilities in the UK saw them shortlisted for the BP Environmental award, especially as this technology could play an instrumental role in driving change in green IT.

David Clarke, BCS chief executive says: "In the current economic situation it is rewarding to see that IT is continuing to lead through innovation and deliver real business benefits. These projects reflect the fact that technology is an integral and expected part of everyday life and is at the heart of literally every business."

Sir John Higgins, director general at Intellect says: "Intellect is delighted to be involved with the BCS IT Industry awards again. Information communication technology improves organisations' competitiveness and productivity, and helps them meet the needs of their customers more effectively. These awards recognise those technology suppliers, individuals and organisations which do this best. The quality of entries is once again very high and I do not envy the judges their task of identifying the winners - it's going to be a difficult job."

The BCS IT Industry Awards presentation ceremony will take place at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on Thursday 4th December 2008.

Posted October 2008 by Kate Craig-Wood