Following on from its Biztech BrightSparc award win for Best Business to Business Technology Innovation, and being a finalist in the Computing Magazine Vendor Excellence Awards in the Big Data Innovation of the Year category, Milton Keynes based Zizo, has been awarded with the prestigious title of ‘Business IT Innovation of the Year’ at the BCS and Computing UK IT Industry Awards.
Seen as the ‘benchmark for outstanding performance throughout the UK computing industry’, the awards recognise the contributions of individuals, projects, organisations and technologies to IT in the past twelve months.
Both developed and marketed in the UK, Zizo® is a strategic cloud database management platform conceived to meet the challenges of data analytics. It allows organisations to quickly and easily get value from their data and gain insight into performance across the business; from operational and financial through to commercial, digital or social. By using the platform, no hardware, software, set-up costs or training is needed, so organisations are effectively able to rent the solution to suit their individual requirements.
Paul Fletcher, Group Chief Executive Officer, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, said: “Congratulations to all the winners and those who were highly commended in the UK IT Industry 2016 Awards. BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT is here to make IT good for society and the Awards are a major part of this. They recognise the highest levels of professionalism and innovation in the IT sector. The standard of applications we received this year were very high, but the winners stood out as exceptional and inspiring, and should be very proud of their success.”
Stuart Sumner, Editor at Computing, added: “Very well done to the winners and those who were highly commended on their achievements. The UK IT Industry Awards are rigorously judged and truly celebrate excellence and innovation in IT today. To win a category at the industry’s most competitive and popular awards is a real accomplishment, and everyone involved should feel extremely proud.”
From initially being announced as finalists in September and then meeting with the judges, this award means a lot to Zizo, as its Chairman, Peter Ruffley, explains: "We have always wanted to push the boundaries of our cutting edge technical capability, visualisation and databases, and as a team, we are doing new things with our customers, who include MK based Parcelforce, that have been considered unachievable to date.
"Milton Keynes is fast becoming the UK's new tech hub and we enjoy working closely with the Open Data Institute, UK Trade & Industry, Association of Survey computing amongst many others to help promote the technology and the city to a global audience. We are elated to be presented with two business innovation awards this year and have the opportunity to be among the UK's elite in technology and IT."