London - August 2018
Egress Software Technologies has been shortlisted in three categories at the prestigious UK IT Industry Awards. The technology provider has been named finalist for 'Security Innovation of the Year' and 'Vendor of the Year', as well as for 'Best Not For Profit IT Project of the Year' alongside GoSafe Wales for road safety project Operation SNAP.
The UK IT Industry Awards is the largest technology awards of its kind, focusing on the contribution of individuals, projects, organisations and technologies that have excelled in the use, development and deployment of IT in the past 12 months. In particular, ‘Security Innovation of the Year’ is awarded to a product or service that has delivered measurable benefits for customers and ‘Vendor of the Year’ to the company that can demonstrate outstanding performance in terms of market penetration, revenue growth, and customer satisfaction. Open to charities, NGOs and government departments, 'Best Not For Profit IT Project of the Year' recognises the ways technology is used to benefit citizens and clients.
Egress' nomination across these three categories demonstrates not only the company's ability to develop innovative data security technology, but also the way customers can successfully deploy these products to benefit end-users, as demonstrated by Operation SNAP. A joint initiative between GoSafe Wales and four Welsh police forces, Operation SNAP is using technology to make Welsh roads safer and save lives. With a 30% reduction in traffic officers, it has become more challenging for police to monitor road safety. However, powered by Egress, Operation SNAP streamlines the way citizens can submit multimedia evidence relating to driving offences to improve early intervention and driver behaviour, and reduce fatalities on the road by up to 40%.