UK IT Industry Awards announces shortlists for 25 categories

Shortlists for the UK IT Industry Awards 2013 have been announced with a who’s who of the IT industry competing to be crowned the best in their small sector.

The nominees, announced by organisers Computing and BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, have been whittled down in each of the 25 categories that recognise who has performed best across the UK computer industry over the past 12 months.

“As the Chartered Institute for IT I’d like to congratulate this year’s finalists. They showcase not only the innovation and the professionalism of those working in IT, but also demonstrate the importance of IT in delivering business and social benefit,” said David Clarke MBE, CEO of BCS.

Nominees have been shortlisted in a range of categories including Best Use of Cloud Services, IT Employer of the Year, Security Innovation of the Year, Cloud Provider of the Year and a wide range of other categories.

Four-year-old mobile app developer Mubaloo is one of those to be shortlisted for the Innovative Mobile App of the Year award and will go up against the likes of Virgin Media, Network Rail and Telefonica. It’s a David vs Golaith challenge that they’re relishing.

“Over the course of the past four years, Mubaloo has gone from two people up to 50 and I’m immensely proud of the work we have done. Smartphones and tablets have bought the mobility price point down for companies, now any firm that has workers outside of the office can utilise their productivity and improve their operations,” said Mark Mason, CEO and founder of Mubaloo.

The ceremony is slated for Wednesday 13 November at the Battersea Park Events Arena, London and over 1,300 IT industry dignitaries are expected to be in attendance on the night.