OCSL and Luton & Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Hospital Trust have been named jointly as a finalist in the UK IT Industry Awards 2016. Joining a select group of nominees in the Cloud Innovation Provider of the Year category, this recognises innovative use of cloud technology in the Public Sector.

By adopting a hybrid cloud approach, including OCSL’s CloudRoute and CloudControl Portal, the IT team at Luton & Dunstable Hospital have reduced data storage costs when compared to other commercial hosting options, transformed working practices and increased clinical system uptime. 

The Cloud Innovation Provider of the Year recognises a product or service that has delivered measurable benefit to end users in either a single, large organisation or a variety of organisations through any mix of private or public cloud offerings.

Paul Fletcher, Group Chief Executive Officer of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, said: “Congratulations to all the finalists in the 2016 UK IT Industry Awards - their talents should be truly celebrated. BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, is here to make IT good for society and the Awards are a major part of this. They showcase not only the innovation and the professionalism of those working in IT, but also demonstrate the importance of IT in delivering economic and societal benefit.”