Computerworld Announces Finalists for the 2007 “Best Practices in Infrastructure Management” Awards Program

FRAMINGHAM, MA — August 29, 2007 — 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, the top Honoree in each category will be announced at an awards ceremony on Sept. 11 during Computerworld's Infrastructure Management World Conference, taking place Sept. 10-12, at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale at Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale, Ariz.

The Finalists (by company alphabetical order) for Computerworld's 2007 "Best Practices in Infrastructure Management" Awards Program are:

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

Continuity," the five Finalists are:

EchoStar Communications, Colo.

Gmarket Inc., Korea

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, Germany

Loyola Marymount University, Calif.

Wachovia Corporate Investment Bank, N.C.

In the category of "Network Management," the five Finalists are:

Accenture, Ltd., Ill.

Case Western Reserve University, Ohio

National Guard Bureau J6, Va.

Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBSG), Scotland

Syracuse City Schools and Syracuse Police Department, N.Y.

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

five Finalists are:

Accor North America, Texas

Alliance & Leicester plc, United Kingdom

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, Mo.

Sinclair Community College, Ohio

Zions Bank, Utah

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

Credit Suisse, N.Y

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD), Ariz.

North Carolina State University, N.C.

Praetorian Financial Group, N.Y

Wachovia Corporate Investment Bank, N.C.

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

Baylor College of Medicine – Human Genome Sequencing Center, Texas

FirstHealth of the Carolinas, Inc., N.C.

Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator, Ind.

Six Flags, N.Y.

The Halifax Bank of Scotland ( HBOS), Scotland

"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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