Singapore, Malaysia Dominate 2010 Asia Pacific IT Awards

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Organisations in the financial, healthcare, manufacturing and logistics industries have won prestigious CIO Asia 2010 awards for their implementation of outstanding value-added information technology projects. The winners - selected by a panel of independent judges, from a 'Roll of Honour' short list - the CIO 100 2010 Index - are CIMB Group and Top Glove, both from Malaysia; Global Blue and the YCH Group from Singapore and Excelsior Medical, based in Taiwan.

Organisations in the financial, healthcare, manufacturing and logistics industries have won prestigious CIO Asia 2010 awards for their implementation of outstanding value-added information technology projects.

The winners - selected by a panel of independent judges, from a 'Roll of Honour' short list - the CIO 100 2010 Index - are CIMB Group and Top Glove, both from Malaysia; Global Blue and the YCH Group from Singapore and Excelsior Medical, based in Taiwan.

The annual CIO 100 index, coordinated by leading regional enterprise IT magazine CIO Asia, recognises regional enterprises and organisations that have excelled through creative and innovative IT projects in the past 12 months.

The tenth annual CIO 100 Index and CIO Awards were announced and presented in Singapore on 9 March, at the day-long CIO Asia magazine Conference and Awards ceremony. The award winners will be profiled in CIO Asia magazine's April 2010 edition, due to hit disks in the first week of April.

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 2010 CIO award winners have been selected as prime examples and role models for how to effectively use ICT to generate competitive advantage," Storey said. "Our independent judges have selected them because the firms 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 the CIO 2010 Award winning projects:

CIMB Group, Malaysia - NASA (New Account Opening Services and Architecture):
NASA is a set of initiatives designed to improve the deposits account opening process, by eliminating non-value added activities in the total process chain. The design of NASA creates a formless account opening for the mass customers of CIMB while also taking into account all aspects of risk mitigation.

Excelsior Medical, Taiwan - RCIDS (Renal Centre Integrated Decision System):
Excelsior's Renal Centre Integrated Decision System is a quality control analysis platform which monitors the quality of patient-care, anomalies and cost control of consumables for 105 dialysis centers across Taiwan.

Global Blue, Singapore - MATRIX:
MATRIX is a portfolio of projects designed to create an effective IT organization, a global corporate IT infrastructure, and the systems necessary to move the company from batch paper processing to real-time online transactions.

Top Glove, Malaysia - eSupplier:
Top Glove's eSupplier is an online platform which allows global suppliers to provide quotes for items within the manufacturer's purchasing catalogue that are required by purchasers from Malaysia, Thailand and China. This system improves Top Glove's global sourcing and procurement activities.

YCH Group, Singapore - Cloud Hub:
YCH's Project Cloud Hub provides a more effective deployment model so software applications can be quickly provisioned when required, scaled up when demand goes up or torn down once no longer needed. This enables business units to avoid upfront Capex, because they no longer have to own the infrastructure, software and services, but instead pay based on usage and the SLA. YCH believes it is the first in its industry to deploy a real production platform of this nature.

About 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.

About Fairfax Business Media Asia (http://www.mis-asia.com) - Fairfax Business Media (FBM), a Fairfax Media company, publishes market leading technology, business and finance titles. In Asia, these include CIO Asia, MIS Asia, Computerworld Singapore and Computerworld Malaysia. In Australia, FBM's stable of publications includes The Australian Financial Review, BRW, CFO, MIS and AFR Smart Investor.

For inquiries on the CIO Index and CIO Awards contact:
Jack Loo - W: +65 6395 8062

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