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iomart Hosting supports leading UK Green IT Awards

17th March 2011 · Press Releases

iomart Hosting, one of the UK’s leading managed hosting and cloud computing companies, is proud to announce that it will be involved with this year’s 2011 UK Green IT Awards as a headline sponsor.

Now in their second year, the Green IT Awards showcase and reward the technology, tools and solutions as well as the companies and organisations that have made a significant contribution to improving the IT industry’s environmental performance over the past 12 months.

Last year’s inaugural event proved a huge success, with an array of worthy winners picking up the accolades, including Raritan- Dominion PX for ‘Hardware Product of the Year’ and Kyocera for ‘Green IT Magazine Company of the Year.

This year the Green IT Awards saw the introduction of some new categories to reflect the changes in the industry over the past 12 months. The finalists in each category were announced on March 10th, with some winners to be determined by a public vote and the remaining category winners to be selected by a cross industry panel of judges.

The winners will be unveiled at a gala ceremony to be held at London’s Regents Park Zoo on Thursday 19th May 2011. The awards will be presented to the winners by Catalina McGregor, who has recently been described by Computer Weekly “as one of the most significant drivers of Green ICT in the western world”.

Mrs McGregor is currently The United Nations Agency ITUT JCA Green ICT Liaison Officer to the OECD, EC/EU developing International cooperation, best practice and standards for Smart Cities.

She works with a number of International climate change and environmental groups including Global Action Plan European Leaders in IT (ELIT), The US EPEAT Green Electronics Council and the UK WEEE Directive sub group for the re-use and resale of electronic goods, among other interests.

Catalina McGregor is best known in the UK as The Founder of Her Majesty’s Government Chief Information Officers (CIO) and Chief Technology Officers (CTO) Council Green ICT Delivery Unit.

Phil Worms, Marketing Director, iomart Hosting stated: “Over the past twelve months we have witnessed a sea change in the industry’s views on Green IT and sustainability. The topic is no longer perceived as the domain of the ‘tree hugger’ or ‘eco-warrior’ but rather a fundamental element in any organisation’s strategic business plan, and IT has played a major role in this shift in attitude.”

iomart Hosting, who launched the Racks 4 Acres campaign aimed at highlighting the plight of the world’s tropical cloud forests last year, are joined by the BCS The Chartered Institute for IT and Department of Energy and Climate Change as event sponsors.

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