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Semafone’s work with BHF and RNIB shortlisted for UK IT Industry Awards

BHF and RNIB chosen as finalists for Best Not-for-Profit Sector IT Projects

Guildford, UK: 13 September 2017 – Semafone, the leading provider of data security and compliance solutions for contact centres, has had its work with the Royal National Institute for Blind people (RNIB) and the British Heart Foundation (BHF) shortlisted for the UK IT Industry Awards.

Semafone’s Cardprotect solution has supported the charities’ goals of achieving PCI DSS compliance and rigorous payment data security, ensuring that the RNIB and the BHF continue to provide the phone as a viable donation channel to their supporters.

Semafone CEO Tim Critchley said “Having our projects shortlisted for not one but two award entries at the UK IT Industry Awards is a real achievement. This recognition of our work with the BHF and RNIB further cements our position as a global leader in securing telephone transactions, and shows that PCI DSS compliance is as critical for charities as it is to any other organisation that takes card payments over the phone. It’s fantastic to see two of the UK’s most prominent charities taking the security of their donors’ personal data seriously.”

Computing commented: “The UK IT Industry awards celebrate the whole industry, including organisations of all sizes, and across every sector. What really sets it apart is its unique, rigorous and independent judging process. Shortlisted entrants now go forward to present to judging panels including industry experts peer-level technology leaders. Very well done to all the finalists in being shortlisted, it’s a fantastic achievement.”

Paul Fletcher, Group CEO, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, commented: “Congratulations to everyone who’s been shortlisted, they clearly demonstrate the highest levels of excellence and innovation across today’s IT sector. These awards showcase some of the brightest and best in our industry, and it is a significant achievement to be shortlisted.”