SA’s sustainableIT nominated for two Tech Trailblazers awards

South African information technology company sustainableIT has been nominated in two categories for the Tech Trailblazers awards.

The awards recognise global technology startups in big data, cloud, emerging markets, information security, mobile, networking, storage, sustainable IT & virtualization.

sustainableIT, one of South Africa’s leading companies in the area of green ICT and sustainable computing, has been shortlisted in the Sustainable IT and Emerging Markets categories.

Tech Trailblazers awards are designed specifically for technology startups to proactively help them grow their businesses with exclusive coaching, mentoring and development services worth several hundred thousand rand.

sustainableIT offers technology solutions and consulting services to organisations either embarking upon a carbon reduction strategy or wishing to run their IT departments more efficiently in terms of energy consumption and manpower.

Tim James, Director at sustainableIT, said: “Over the past decade the IT industry started waking up to the fact that it was a large contributor of global emissions.

“We recognised the market opportunity immediately and sustainableIT was born. Our value proposition is helping organisations measure, manage and reduce their emissions through the application of information technology.”

Stephen O’Donnell, Chairman of the Tech Trailblazers judging panel, former CIO, author, and consultant said: “We have assembled a world-class team of judges on the panel commensurate with the quality of entries we expect. The prizes and publicity for winning entries will ensure an exciting contest.”

James added he was excited about the prospects such an award could bring to South Africa. He said: “If we were to win I think in the main it would provide recognition that South African startups have value to add on the global stage. There is a significant amount of innovation happening in South Africa, particularly in the Cape and we are really just humbled to have been shortlisted in the first place.”

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