Computerworld Announces 25 Finalists for 2006 ”Best Practices in Infrastructure Management” Awards; Honorees to be Announced and Recognized at Ceremony on Sept. 13 at Infrastructure Management World in Scottsdale, Ariz.

FRAMINGHAM, MA – AUGUST 30, 2006 – Computerworld, the Voice of IT Management, today announced 25 finalists for its annual "Best Practices in Infrastructure Management" awards program. From this prestigious field of finalists, judging will continue and 10 honorees will be selected and recognized at a ceremony on Sept. 13. The ceremony will be featured on the final day of Computerworld's upcoming Infrastructure Management World (IMW), taking place September 11-13, at the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz.

The finalists (by company alpha order only) for Computerworld's 2006 "Best Practices in Infrastructure Management" awards program are:

Category: Distributed Systems and Infrastructure Implementation/Dynamic Infrastructure

ChoicePoint, Alpharetta, GA

City of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI

Lockheed Martin, Gaithersburg, MD

Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Marietta, GA

Category: Security, Risk Management and Business Continuity/Dynamic Information

Allstate Insurance Company, Buffalo Grove, IL

Army Knowledge Online, Chantilly, VA

Capital Technology Information Services, Inc., Rockville, MD

Marriott International, Inc., Washington, DC

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Category: Data Center and/Network Consolidation/Dynamic IT

Catholic Health Partners, Cincinnati, OH

CSX, Jacksonville, FL

General Mills, Minneapolis, MN

Kane County, Geneva, IL

TIAA-CREF, Charlotte, NC

Category: Managing to Improve TCO/ROI

Accenture, Chicago, IL

National Instruments, Austin, TX

Polo Ralph Lauren, Greensboro, NC

SHOP.COM, Monterey, CA

Verizon Business, Basking Ridge, NJ

Category: Innovation and Promise

Accenture, Chicago, IL

CN (Canadian National Railway), Montreal, Quebec

Duke Medicine, Durham, NC

Lockheed Martin, Orlando, Fl

MIT Whitehead Inst. for Bio-Medical Research/MIT BioImaging Center/CSBi, Cambridge, MA

"Infrastructure management initiatives in today's enterprises are often the most compelling priorities for IT management today," said Ron Milton, Executive Vice President, Computerworld. "The organizations and professionals judged to be finalists in Computerworld's 2006 'Best Practices in Infrastructure Management' Awards Program have demonstrated how true value can be derived from moving to a next generation dynamic enterprise."

Computerworld's "Best Practices in Infrastructure Management" Awards Program for 2006 is sponsored by EMC(2).

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