Computerworld Announces Finalists for Its 2008 “Best Practices in Mobile & Wireless” Awards Program

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Jun 6, 2008 – Computerworld, the Voice of IT Management, announced 15 Finalists for its 2008 "Best Practices in Mobile & Wireless" Awards Program, which identifies and acknowledges excellence among users of mobile and wireless technology. The top Honoree in each category will be announced during a Gala Evening celebration on June 10 during Computerworld's Mobile & Wireless World (MWW) Conference taking place June 9-10 at the Marriott Doral Golf Resort & Spa in Miami, Fla.

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

In the category of Business Evolution through Mobilizing Field Workers, the

Finalists are:

BP (Warrenville, Illinois)

Northrop Grumman Corporation (McLean, Virginia)

Puckett EMS (Austell, Georgia)

Visiting Nurse Service of New York (New York, New York)

Wound Technology Network, Inc. (Hollywood, Florida)

In the category of Deploying Wireless Mobility in the Enterprise, the

Finalists are:

Detroit Medical Center (Detroit, Michigan)

Dolphin Stadium (Miami Gardens, Florida)

Land Rover (West Midlands, Great Britain)

PODS Enterprises, Inc. (Clearwater, Florida)

Roto-Rooter (Cincinniti, Ohio)

In the category of Innovation and Promise, the Finalists are:

City of Anaheim, California (Anaheim, California)

Infrastructure Management Institute at Northern Kentucky University

(Highland Heights, Kentucky)

Northrop Grumman Corporation (McLean, Virginia)

Oklahoma City IT Services Dept. (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)

RTI International (Research Triangle Park, North Carolina)

"Mobile and wireless deployment in the enterprise is one of the most important business initiatives among IT executives," said Ron Milton, executive vice president of Computerworld. "The organizations and professionals judged to be Finalists in Computerworld's 'Best Practices in Mobile & Wireless' Awards Program have unlocked the true value of implementing mobile and wireless technology and its strategic importance to their businesses."

About Computerworld

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).

About International Data Group (IDG)

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG's online network includes more than 450 Web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment, and video games worldwide. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries including CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG's lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers.

IDG is a leading producer of more than 750 technology-related events including Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Entertainment for All Expo (E for All), DEMO, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 900 IDC analysts in more than 90 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends.

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