Manchester News: Manchester’s cutting edge data centre up for National Award

Mimas, a nationally designated data centre at The Univeristy of Manchester, has been shortlisted along with commercial partner Autonomy as finalists in the ‘Best Not for Profit IT Project’ category at the 2012 UK IT Industry Awards.

Mimas is an organisation of experts and its role is to support the advancement of knowledge, powering world-class research and teaching.

As a nationally designated data centre, Mimas host a significant number of the UK’s research information assets, but their core expertise is building applications that enable a wide range of users to make the most of this rich resource – from students and researchers working with census data to investigate social inequalities, to scientists using satellite imagery to survey and protect our environment.

Mimas has a longstanding relationship with JISC, developing services that support teaching, learning and research – and strong connections with research councils, especially the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

Mimas has been shortlisted as a finalist in the ‘Best Not for Profit IT Project’ category at the 2012 UK IT Industry Awards and will be presenting to the judging panel on 28 September 2012.

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on 14 November 2012.

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