Computerworld Honors Enlists Palm President and CEO to Chairmen’s Committee

FRAMINGHAM, MA – OCTOBER 10, 2006 – Bob Carrigan, Chairman of the Computerworld Honors Program Chairmen's Committee and President of IDG Communications, has announced that Ed Colligan, President and CEO, Palm, Inc. (NYSE:PALM), a leading business process and IT services firm, has joined its prestigious Chairmen's Committee.

Comprised of an elite group of top technology executives, the committee strives to recognize IT companies that have leveraged technology through the betterment of society.

"Ed Colligan and other members of the Chairmen's Committee are chosen for their unmatched awareness of how technology can be implemented to achieve the organization's greater goals," said Carrigan. "Colligan and his peers will be fundamental in helping to recognize those individuals that truly embody the spirit of the program."

The Computerworld Honors Program ( http://cwhonors.org ) unites Chairmen and CEOs of the world's foremost information technology companies to recognize the most outstanding user achievements in technology each year. The process culminates with an awards ceremony, which will take place on June 4, 2007 in Washington, D.C., with a guest list that represents a who's who in IT. The technology achievements honored by this program are preserved and protected in national archives, and in over 350 universities, museums and research institutions throughout the world.

"Every company, every leader in the global business community can learn from and be inspired by the organizations that are recognized by the Computerworld Honors Program each year," said Ed Colligan, President and CEO of Palm, Inc. "This year honorees are sure to set new standards for technology innovation and societal impact. Palm is proud and excited to be part of this important program."

As members of the Committee, Colligan and his peers will help to identify the organizations whose use of information technology has been especially noteworthy for the originality of its conception, the breadth of its vision and the significance of its benefit to society.

About Palm, Inc.

Palm, Inc., a leader in mobile computing, strives to put the power of computing in people's hands so they can access and share their most important information. The company's products for consumers, mobile professionals and businesses include Palm(R) Treo(TM) smartphones, Palm handheld computers, and Palm LifeDrive(TM) mobile managers, as well as software, services and accessories.

Palm products are sold through Internet, retail, reseller and wireless operator channels throughout the world, and at Palm Retail Stores and Palm online stores ( http://www.palm.com/store ).

About the Computerworld Honors Program

Founded by International Data Group (IDG) in 1988, the Computerworld Honors Program is governed by the not-for-profit Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation. In its 19th year, Computerworld Honors is the longest running global program to honor individuals and organizations that use information technology to benefit society.

Each year, the program's Chairmen's Committee, a group of 100 Chairmen/CEOs of global technology companies, nominates individuals and organizations around the world whose visionary application of information technology promotes positive social and economic progress. Nominations are evaluated by an independent board of CIO-level judges who select laureates, finalists and award winners, in 10 industry-related categories, to be honored at a Laureate Medal Ceremony. This year's ceremony and accompanying Gala Awards Program will take place on June 4, 2007 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.

The technology achievements honored by this program are preserved and protected in national archives, and in over 350 universities, museums and research institutions throughout the world. Additional information about the program and a Global Archive of past laureate case studies and oral histories can be found at the Computerworld Honors website: www.cwhonors.org .

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