Sunrise Software Announced as Finalist in Computer Weekly's 'Best Places to Work in IT' Award

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ITSM provider's achievements as an employer recognised in IT software & hardware category.

It is a real honour for Sunrise to be recognised by making the shortlist for this highly respected award. Not only is it a credit to all the areas of the business that have contributed to the envious environment in which our teams operate, but it also acts as a huge boost to the morale of the team as they experience a rise in profile, both internally and externally.

Sunrise Software, an independent provider of IT Service Management solutions (http://www.sunrisesoftware.co.uk), today announced that it has been shortlisted as a finalist in the highly acclaimed Computer Weekly Best Places to Work in IT Awards. The selection process for the awards, which this year received more entries than ever, uses the most powerful measure of employer success - employee feedback.

All shortlisted companies have demonstrated a commitment to provide stimulating, enjoyable and productive workplaces for their IT professionals, through a variety of innovative approaches. In Computer Weekly's search for the best-managed IT departments, it has shortlisted entrants that have been able to demonstrate that staff are truly valued and that the workplace is a nurturing and supportive environment.

Sunrise Software was selected for the shortlist based on information submitted to the independent judging panel, highlighting outstanding work in areas including recruitment, training, motivating, rewarding and retaining staff. In addition, Sunrise staff members were asked to complete anonymous questionnaires, from which an independent research firm will collate the results for each finalist, and produce a tailor-made individual benchmark report.

Commenting on the achievement, Tom Weston, executive chairman of Sunrise Software said: "It is a real honour for Sunrise to be recognised by making the shortlist for this highly respected award. Not only is it a credit to all the areas of the business that have contributed to the envious environment in which our teams operate, but it also acts as a huge boost to the morale of the team as they experience a rise in profile, both internally and externally."

The final winners will remain a closely guarded secret until they are revealed at a glamorous award ceremony on 22nd May 2009 at The Royal Lancaster Hotel, Hyde Park, London.

Computer Weekly is the UK's leading publication for IT decision makers in end-user companies. Its award winning editorial team consistently delivers news and analysis on the topics that matter - from the latest technical developments to winning management strategies. A complete list of the finalists, including Sunrise Software can be viewed at: http://www.computerweeklyawards.com/
Sunrise Software's Sostenuto ITSM solution helps organisations achieve best practice in service delivery by introducing a proactive service desk, service level agreements and helping organisations keep track of their IT assets. Best practice ITIL processes are pre-built in Sostenuto for quick and easy implementation, but because of the system's modern design they can be further configured to suit an organisation's individual requirements.

About Sunrise Software
Sunrise was founded in 1994 and is a leading independent provider of IT Service Management solutions.

Its customer base includes over 1,000 blue chip and public sector organisations, including names such as Anglian Water, Mothercare, the NHS, QVC, Harper Collins, Rugby Football Union and Landesbank Baden Wurttemberg.

Sunrise is widely recognised for excellent service, and product innovation is key to its long-term vision. This is the strategy behind the launch, in 2003, of Sostenuto ITSM, a process driven, entirely browser based solution to complement Enterprise, its well-established client-server offering.

2007 saw the launch of Sostenuto Foundation, a browser-based solution that offers the core ITIL processes out of the box. Foundation allows customers to take a step-by-step approach to ITIL, an alternative to the 'ITIL all-in' approach available with Sostenuto ITSM. For further information, please visit http://www.sunrisesoftware.co.uk.

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