City of Richmond Recognized as a 2013 Computerworld Honors Laureate
City Recognized as a 2013 Computerworld Honors Laureate
IDG’s Computerworld Honors Program recently announced the City of Richmond as a 2013 Laureate. The annual award program honors visionary applications of information technology promoting positive social, economic and educational change. The City received Laureate recognition in the Safety and Security category for the Automated Secure Alarm Protocol program. "Technology continues to play a pivotal role in transforming how business and society functions. For the past 25 years the Computerworld Honors Program has had the privilege of celebrating innovative IT achievements," said John Amato, vice president & publisher, Computerworld. "Computerworld is honored to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of the 2013 class of Laureates and to share their work. These projects demonstrate how IT can advance organizations' ability to compete, innovate, communicate and prosper." "Receiving Computerworld’s Honors Laureate acknowledges the outstanding achievement and advancement of our City’s Department of Information Technology and 9-1-1 staff in providing excellent service to Richmond’s residents." said Mayor Dwight C. Jones. "The benefits of the Automated Secure Alarm Protocol program are tremendous as it reduces 9-1-1 processing times, reduces response times by first responders, and provides an extremely accurate data exchange between the alarm monitoring companies and 9-1-1 public safety answering points."
About The Computerworld Honors Program Founded by International Data Group (IDG) in 1988, The Computerworld Honors Program is governed by the not-for-profit Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation. Computerworld Honors is the longest running global program to honor individuals and organizations that use information technology to promote positive social, economic and educational change. Additional information about the program and a Global Archive of past Laureate case studies, as well as oral histories of Leadership Award recipients can be found at the Computerworld Honors website.