Singapore (PRWEB) March 21, 2009
Organisations in the food and beverage, transport, government and logistics industries have won prestigious CIO Asia 2009 awards for their implementation of outstanding value-added information technology projects.
The winners - selected by a panel of independent judges, from a short list called the CIO 100 Index - are ComfortDelGro Corporation Limited (Taxi Business), Immigration & Checkpoints Authority, Land Transport Authority, Neptune Orient Lines, all from Singapore, and Coca-Cola Bottling Indonesia.
The CIO 100 index - available for download at http://www.mis-asia.com/white_papers - recognises regional enterprises and organisations that have excelled through creative and innovative IT projects in the past 12 months.
The eighth annual CIO 100 Index and CIO Awards were announced and presented in Singapore yesterday, 18 March, at the day-long CIO Asia magazine Conference and Awards ceremony.
Fairfax Business Media Asia Managing Editor and Editor of CIO Asia magazine, Ross O. Storey, said that CIO Award winners have demonstrated that they have broken new ground by using IT systems, initiatives and projects to provide added value to their customers and organisations.
"Our 2009 CIO award winners have been selected as prime examples and role models for how to effectively use ICT to generate a competitive advantage," Storey said. "They have been selected because they made exemplary use of technology to derive strategic value and maximum returns for their businesses."
The expert panel of experts judged all entries, based on the details provided, relating to best practice, in areas including knowledge management, e-business innovation, people management, and value chain excellence. Other criteria included customer service, security, resourcing, cost management and quantifying IT value.
Here are summaries of the CIO Award winning projects:
- PT Coca-Cola Bottling Indonesia (CCBI).
Coca cola is a public listed beverage sales company headquartered at Sydney, Australia with regional headquarters in Jakarta, Indonesia. CCBI employs about 7,700 people in Indonesia. Its winning project is called ROAM, which stands for Real-time On-line Application for Mobile users. It is a sales automation application that is able to run CCBI's sales functions on mobile phones.
- ComfortDelGro Corporation Limited (Taxi Business)
ComfortDelGro refers to the two Singapore taxi companies under the ComfortDelGro Group - Comfort Transportation Pte Ltd ('Comfort 'for short) and CityCab Pte Ltd. Its Integrated Taxi Management System, or ITMS for short, is built on a J2EE enterprise architecture and communicates between wireless terminals in the organisation's 15,000 taxis and backend system, using GPRS/GSM network.
- Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (Singapore)
The ICA is responsible for the security of Singapore's borders against the entry of undesirable persons and cargo through our land, air and sea checkpoints. It also performs other immigration and registration functions such as issuing travel documents and identity cards to Singapore citizens and various immigration passes and permits to foreigners. ICA's winning project, the e-Visitor programme, was created to ensure a hassle-free experience for visitors to Singapore. It allows foreigners to apply online for a wide range of immigration facilities such as extension of stay and visa application.
- Land Transport Authority (Singapore)
The LTA is a statutory board under the Ministry of Transport that spearheads land transport developments in Singapore. It plans the long-term transport needs of Singapore, taking care of those who drive as well as those who take public transport. Through the adoption of Geographic Information System (GIS) technologies, LTA's project has resulted in an enterprise-wide information structure for decision-making and information dissemination across LTA and other government agencies.
- Neptune Orient Lines
NOL is a global transportation company with core businesses involved in container transportation, terminal operation and supply chain management. NOL's project is called REMODEL, which stands for Replacement and Modernisation of Legacy Systems. REMODEL integrates six processing platforms across different operating systems and more than 250 applications in the organisation's operations worldwide.
More information on the award winners at:
For inquiries on the CIO Index and CIO Awards contact:
Jack Loo - W: +65 6395 8062
CIO Asia Magazine - This respected magazine links CIOs and senior executives with business strategy and technology innovation. It builds the IT business case for the highest-level members of the executive suite, and is aimed at the C-level leader who needs to know the business essentials of IT, with enough technical information for informed decision-making. CIO Asia magazine gives the budget proposers (for example, the CIO ) the means to drive strategy and the budget gatekeepers (such as the CFO and CEO ) the means to judge its value.
Fairfax Business Media Asia publishes MIS Asia, CIO Asia, Computerworld Singapore and Computerworld Malaysia magazines - http://www.mis-asia.com - It is part of Australia 's Fairfax Media, Australasia 's largest newspaper publisher with titles such as the Australian Financial Review, Business Review Weekly, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Melbourne Age, The Sun-Herald and The Canberra Times.