Two top awards for ICT

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The department won two awards at the Holyrood Connect ICT awards

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service’s ICT department has scooped two top gongs at the recent Holyrood Connect ICT awards.

The Service won in both the mobile and cloud adoption categories at this year’s public sector event in Edinburgh.

Sponsored by Fieldimp, the Mobile category was awarded to recognise an organisation that had embraced mobile technology to deliver a more effective service.

In the cloud adoption category, the winners had to demonstrate the transformational impact on the organisation and how they overcame security obstacles as well as measuring benefits to the service.

Both awards were won through the operational intelligence project which saw removable hardware installed in appliances and a single system created that gives firefighters access to detailed building layouts, hazard information and mapping further ensuring their safety.
Head of ICT Sandra Fox attended the event with members of her team.

Sandra said: “Our team has worked hard to deliver and we are therefore thoroughly delighted to have won two awards at this year’s ceremony.

“It is a great feeling to know all our efforts are being recognised at a national level. 

“I’m very proud to lead such a talented team of ICT professionals and we will work to continue to offer an award winning ICT service to SFRS staff for years to come.”

Lead of the project Local Senior Officer Roddie Keith added: “These awards are the result of a huge team effort involving the SFRS Response and Resilience Directorate, ICT, Fleet, Finance and our external IT development partner.

“Most importantly, this new product will help to keep our firefighters safe by providing them with accurate, up-to-date risk information at the point of need.”

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