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The Taylor Made Computer Solutions Award for Best Use of Technology contenders
THE effective use of technology in business can be the difference between a failing firm and one at the top of its game.
And technology that has created a considerable competitive advantage and improved customer satisfaction, as well as revenues, is at the core of the criteria for the Best Use of Technology Award, sponsored by Taylor Made Computer Solutions.
Judges were looking for use of technology that stands out from its competitors and exceeds the expectations of clients as well as businesses that embrace new technology to improve efficiency, levels of service and product quality.
Fareham-based Taylor Made Computer Solutions is one of the Solent region’s largest and growing IT service providers.
Since 1994 the company has been delivering professional IT solutions for businesses, education, local authorities and charities based in and around central southern England.
Thinking Space Systems Ltd is a manufacturer of bespoke technical furniture for control rooms.
The Romsey based firm was founded in 2003 and has grown from two people to a factory employing 20 people.
It makes a range of products including technical desks, media walls, simulator rigs and monitor mounting found in air traffic control, security & CCTV, broadcast, traffic and transport industries.
All its designs are completed in house using an innobative aluminium extrusion system which provides the framework for the furniture.
The furniture is built for constant 24/7 use, covering associated British Standards and the demands of modern ergonomics.
Thinking Space is also the UK representative of the Kanya aluminium build system and UK distributor for Novus MoreSpace office accessories.
Bluestar bus links Southampton with Winchester, Eastleigh, Romsey, Hedge End, Totton and the Hythe & Waterside area.
Its frequent services in and around Southampton have established Bluestar as a major provider of bus services in these areas.
Its services are defined by frequency, simplicity and reliability.
Bluestar is a keen investor in its buses and technology and believes that the bus can be an exciting product, delivered and managed locally.
Regs4ships Limited was formed in 2001 to specialise in the provision of digital regulations, technical information and International Maritime Organisation material to ships and the shore infrastructure.
The directors of the company, and many of the staff, are exmariners and flag state surveyors.
The organisation understands the regulations and the difficulties faced by ship operators.
It manages the only database of its kind in the world providing an up-to-date and accurate resource of shipping regulations and technical information.
It utilises this database to offer an extensive and increasing range of products and services, covering fifteen of the world’s most popular flag states.
Hi-Tech Mouldings is an internationally recognised business with facilities in the UK and Slovakia.
The Waterlooville firm offers a full manufacturing service, incorporating design, tool-making, moulding, finishing and assembly.
The comprehensive service is supplied to numerous global customers in areas such as healthcare, diagnostics, personal safety, communications, aerospace and defence.
By deploying the right IT technology it has enhanced the efficiency of the business in all areas and helped it remain at the forefront of the industry.