Hampshire IT

IT Awards for Hampshire County Council

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  • Hampshire IT keeps its data security ISO (ISO 27001) and IT service management ISO (ISO20000) following regular inspection.

    The auditors commented on the “strength and maturity of the IT processes, which are well established within the organisation.”


  • UK IT Industry awards
  • 2012 UK IT Industry Awards

    HPSN2 for Schools - Finalist

    Finalist in Technology Excellence Award - Infrastructure Innovation of the Year.

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  • Data Centres Europe Awards 2010

    Hampshire wins Best European Sustainable Data Centre Design Award
    Recognising excellence in design,migration and management of Hampshire's state of the art and extremely energy efficient data centre in the Data Centres Europe 2010.

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  • Local Government IT Excellence Awards 2009

    Council's Green IT Action Plan recognised nationally
    Hampshire wins 'Sustainable ICT' category for its Green IT Action Plan in the Local Government IT Excellence Awards. a framework not just for IT, but for sustainability of the whole Council.

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  • Cabinet Office Greening ICT Awards 2009

    Outstanding in Greening IT
    The Council recognised for 'Outstanding Achievement' in the Local Authority category of the Cabinet Office's ‘Greening Government’ ICT awards.

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  • Real IT Awards 2009

    Hampshire win Corporate Social Responsibility Award for its work with ICT Literacy

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  • e-Government National Awards 2009

    Finalist in two categories
    For the Learn.IT Programme, Hampshire’s innovative ICT learning portal for staff and for Hampshire Jobs, a highly successful Local Government Partnership jobs site.

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  • Hampshire Public Services Network July 2009

    The HPSN2 partnership procurement project has come to a successful conclusion with ntl:Telewest Business being announced as the supplier of HPSN2, the new telecommunications network framework contract for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight


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  • Real IT Awards 2008

    Hampshire County Council and its partners swept the floor at the Corporate IT Forum 'Real IT' Awards in London, winning no less than 3 categories for its innovative and business-driven IT projects. And was also a Runner Up in one category.

  • SOCITM Local Government IT Excellence Awards

  • Local Government IT Excellence Awards 2008

    Hampshire Local Government Partnership, The Hampshire Regional Recruitment Portal is a project where 12 of the 15 local authorities in Hampshire joined to deliver a single technology solution for attracting candidates and managing the recruitment process across the authorities.

  • Good Communication Awards 2008

  • Good Communications Awards 2008

    The introduction of new technology such as 'Thin Client' computing has been key to Hampshire County Council's green IT approach. The system relies on a central server for processing instead of individual PCs, which saves 792,000 kWh a year. With a typical home using 4,400 kWh per year, enough energy is now being saved to power 180 homes. Other benefits include reduced support costs and travel, with 22,000 fewer miles travelled by staff last year, a longer life span for equipment, and lower energy bills - all saving Hampshire tax payers nearly £1m a year. Hampshire's IT Services is commended in the IT Project Innovation category.

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  • Information Security (ISO27001) accreditation 2008

    Hampshire's IT gains Information Security Accreditation
    We are only the second County Council to gain accreditation and there is a strong possibility that we will be the first public body in the UK to achieve both ISO27001 and ISO20000 standards.

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  • Health & Social Care Awards 2008

    Hampshire has won the Innovative Information and Communications Technology Award
    Hampshire wins at regional level at the Health & Social Care Awards 2008 – South Central Regional Awards and now qualifies for the National Awards, to be decided in July.

    The award relates to the development of the CareChoices on-line search facilities, which allow people to access up to date information about both Care homes and Care at home services in their area.

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  • ISO 20000 accreditation -2008

    IT Services has gained ISO 20000 accreditation the international standard for IT service management. This is an important achievement resulting from a great deal of hard work from many people over the last 18 months.

    Every part of IT Services’ activities has been reviewed by three external audits. Accreditation will enable us to deliver improved IT performance, develop services more efficiently and work with departments to continuously improve the way we respond to the Council's needs. The County Council is the first in the country to achieve this recognition.

  • TTT shortlisted for Computing Awards

  • Transforming through Technology - short-listed for "Best IT Strategy"2007

    Transforming through Technology, Hampshire's business-led IT strategy initiative, has been short-listed in the “Best IT Strategy” category of the Computing Awards for Excellence 2007.

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  • Silver Surfer - "Event holder of the Year" 2006

    Hampshire County Council is leading the way when it comes to helping older residents surf the world wide web. The Silver Surfer Council of the Year, a new category introduced this year, has been awarded to Hampshire for organising an impressive 101 events during Silver Surfers Week in May 2006 - a record since the event began in 2003.

  • Hantsnet wins national award for Effective IT

  • Hantsnet wins National Awards for Effectiveness and Efficiency 2006

    Effective IT 2006 - "Best Public Sector Project"
    The County Council’s innovative Hantsnet Service has scooped the award for the most ‘Effective use of IT in the Public Service’ in the annual Effective IT Awards that are organised by leading IT professionals and celebrate best practice in the industry.

    The Hantsnet Service delivers IT savings of over £4million a year compared with other public and private sector networks of a similar size.

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  • e-Government National Awards - Local e-Government excellence: Efficiency 2006

    Hampshire was joint winner for using electronic service delivery to improve the customer experience & improve local authority efficiency

    "The Hantsnet project to transform Hampshire County Council's computer services and network architecture, in support of the County's modernisation programme, has provided an efficient and effective platform for ICT based services which already generates savings of at least £4m annually.

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  • Information Management 2005

    Learn.IT portal - finalist
    Hampshire County Council has been nominated for an Information Management Award for its on-line learning programme Learn.IT. The interactive learning tool is used by staff to help increase their skills and knowledge.

    The County Council is in the Knowledge-management category, for the most innovative and successful knowledge management project.

  • Government Computing BT Awards 2005

    Hampshire County Council's occupational therapy service OT Direct has won a prestigious national award for innovation in e-Government and use of technology, winning the Best Project - Government to Citizen category. The awards recognise the best and most innovative work in e-Government, and the County Council was one of seven category winners from a record 118 entries.

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  • Computer Weekly - Hampshire's IT is a great place to work
    Hampshire's IT Services won the overall public sector award as a great place to work.

  • 2003 - Finalist in the Technology Awards Services for HPSN and IT2000

  • 2000 – New Statesman New Media Award – Commendation

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  • 1999 – Cited by Bill Gates as an example of ‘ An Accessible Face to Government’

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  • 1999 – Freedom of Information Award – from the Campaign of Freedom of Information

  • 1997 – UK Internet Award – Winner

  • 1996 – Innovation in Electronic Government Award

  • 1996 – Winner of the Spin (Public Information Networks) Annual Award for Excellence and Innovation in Electronic Public Information.