Computerworld Announces Finalists for Its 2008 “Best Practices in Infrastructure Management” Awards Program

FRAMINGHAM, MA – June 9, 2008 – Computerworld, the Voice of IT Management, announced 20 Finalists for its 2008 "Best Practices in Infrastructure Management" Awards Program. The top Honoree in each category will be announced in conjunction with Computerworld's Infrastructure Management (IMW) Conference, taking place June 16-18 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

The Finalists (in alphabetical order by company) for Computerworld's 2008 "Best Practices in Infrastructure Management" Awards Program are:

In the category of "Data Center Management, IT Operations & Business

Continuity," the five Finalists are:

City of Lynnwood (Lynnwood, Washington)

Infosys Technologies Limited (Bangalore, Karnataka)

Munder Capital Management (Birmingham, Michigan)

Roswell Park Cancer Institute (Buffalo, New York)

Sprint Nextel (Overland Park, Kansas)

In the category of "Security, Compliance and Risk Management," the five

Finalists are:

Ohio Dominican University (Columbus, Ohio)

Pilz, Corby (United Kingdom)

ReDE Inc. for the Department of Energy (Oak Ridge, Tennessee)

Six Flags Inc. (New York, New York)

Yuma County, AZ (Yuma, Arizona)

In the category of "Servers and Virtualization," the five Finalists are:

Fannie Mae (Washington, DC)

Franklin & Marshall College (Lancaster, Pennsylvania)

Huntsville Hospital (Huntsville, Alabama)

Los Angeles Valley College (Van Nuys, California)

Nationwide Insurance (Dublin, Ohio)

In the category of "Storage and ILM," the five Finalists are:

DigitalGlobe (Longmont, Colorado)

FreeDrive (San Diego, California)

Safeguard Properties, LLC (Brooklyn Hts., Ohio)

Stanford University (Stanford, California)

University of Wisconsin Center for Health Systems Research and Analysis

(CHSRA) (Madison, Wisconsin)

"Infrastructure management initiatives in today's enterprises are often the most compelling priorities for IT management today," said Ron Milton, executive vice president of Computerworld. "The organizations and professionals judged to be Finalists in Computerworld's 'Best Practices in Infrastructure Management' Awards Program have demonstrated how true value can be derived from careful navigation and adoption of the next generation infrastructure."

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Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide. Computerworld's award-winning Web site (www.computerworld.com), weekly publication, focused conference series and custom research form the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT media network. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards, including Folio Magazine's 2006 Gold EDDIE Award for the best technology/computing magazine, the 2004 and 2006 Magazine of the Year Award, and 2006 Best Overall Web Publication from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). In addition, in 2007 Computerworld's then editor in chief, Don Tennant, received the prestigious Timothy White Award from American Business Media. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 2 million unique, monthly visitors and a print audience of 1,222,000 readers each week (IntelliQuest CIMS Spring 2007).

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