Smartest IT Finalists
Apollo Machinery - Tool Wall (BC) found a way to reduce the setup time on CNC machines from a few hours to a few minutes. This means they can take smaller orders, and customers can hold smaller inventories, making this is a game changer for manufacturing in this country.
Atum (ON) demonstrated over and over again that taking the time to understand a customer’s problems and developing customized solutions that fit their needs just right, yields dividends in loyalty.
Meno Ya Win Health Centre (ON) is a rural hospital, with only remote access to vendors. The small IT team serves as the first and only line of defence, as critical errors could cost lives.
Teacher’s Credit Union (ON) has historically led the financial sector in introducing very cool technologies like their SMS money texts that provide improved security while enabling customers
Greenest IT Finalists
Empower’s (BC) software applications helped residential owners measure and reduce their carbon impact by 20% - the same as taking 20,000 cars off the road in a year. Partnering with utilities to be innovative and creating Facebook games where you compete with friends to be green is just plain smart.
Lipton Chartered Accountants (ON) transformed the entire firm into going paperless, in an industry that is typically resistant to change. Lipton proves that it is possible for accountants, lawyers, and consultants to greatly reduce the use of paper across the board, from client visits to internal filing.
Pembina Trails (MB) invested in Dark Fibre while everyone else was cutting costs. Today, they have so much bandwidth, they provide free public internet to disadvantaged neighbourhoods. And while many others are combating infrastructure problems, Pembina is busy preparing for the future.
School District No. 63 (BC) showed us that no matter how big or small, you can have a sizable positive impact. The team at Saanich allowed users to have a system that is secure, stable, cost-effective while being sustainable, and energy-efficient.
University of Regina (SK) cut the number of devices by 80%, dramatically decreased paper use, reduced carbon emissions – while improving print quality, user awareness, and expanding functionality... and saving a projected $1m over five years!