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Improvement Service scoops prize at 2017 UK IT Industry Awards


The Improvement Service has won the Big Data/Analytics Project of the Year Award at the 2017 UK IT Industry Awards.


The award was for the National Entitlement Card Migration Project, which saw the replacement of almost one million National Entitlement Cards over the course of a few months ahead of their expiration on 31 December 2016.


Using Data Hub, the Improvement Service’s free address validation service, organisations were able to identify the most accurate and up-to-date address and person records for their customers. This ensured that new cards were sent to the right address without having to manually verify details.


The UK IT Industry Awards focus on the contribution of individuals, projects, organisations and technologies that have excelled in the use, development and deployment of IT in the past 12 months. They are operated by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT and Computing magazine.


Paul Fletcher, Group Chief Executive Officer of BCS said: “Congratulations to all the winners and those who were highly commended in the UK IT Industry 2017 Awards. They perfectly demonstrate how the UK can and does make the most of its talent, recognising the highest levels of excellence across today’s IT sector. The standard of applications we received this year was outstanding, showcasing some of the brightest and best in our industry. The winners stood out as exceptional and inspiring, and should be very proud of their success.”


Stuart Sumner, Editor of 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 innovation and professionalism in IT today. To emerge as a winner or runner up is a major accomplishment.”


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