Computerworld Honors Names Network Appliance CEO to Chairmen’s Committee

FRAMINGHAM, MA – OCTOBER 3, 2006 – Bob Carrigan, Chairman of the Computerworld Honors Program Chairmen's Committee and President of IDG Communications, has announced that Dan Warmenhoven, Chief Executive Officer, Network Appliance, Inc., (NASDAQ: NTAP) has been appointed to its prestigious Chairmen's Committee. The Committee, which is comprised of an elite group of top IT executives, recognizes IT companies that have leveraged technology through the betterment of society.

"Through his work with Network Appliance, Mr. Warmenhoven has demonstrated a profound understanding of how technology can positively impact society," said Carrigan. "By uniting Warmenhoven with the Committee, which is comprised of other like-minded executives of his caliber, we hope to raise awareness of the importance of this program within the technology community and beyond."

The Computerworld Honors Program 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.

As part of the Chairmen's Committee, Warmenhoven 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 Network Appliance

Network Appliance is a world leader in unified storage solutions for today's data-intensive enterprise. Since its inception in 1992, Network Appliance has delivered technology, product, and partner firsts to simplify data management. Information about Network Appliance(TM) solutions and services is available at www.netapp.com .

About the Computerworld Honors Program

Founded by International Data Group (IDG) in 1988, and governed by the Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation, a Massachusetts not-for-profit corporation, the Computerworld Honors Program searches for and recognizes individuals and organizations who have demonstrated vision and leadership as they strive to use in innovative ways across 10 categories. Each year, the Computerworld Honors Chairmen's Committee nominates organizations that are using information technology to improve society for inclusion in the Computerworld Honors Online Archives and the Collections of Global Archives. The Global Archives represents the 350-plus institutions from more than 30 countries that include the Computerworld Honors Collection in their archives and libraries. Now in its 19th year, the Computerworld Honors Program is the industry's leading global IT awards program. For more information, log onto http://www.cwhonors.org

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