Computerworld Honors Names Seagate President and CEO to Chairmen’s Committee

FRAMINGHAM, MA. – OCTOBER 17, 2006 – As technology-related security threats continue their unrelenting assault on the corporate world, increasingly stringent government and industry regulations are forcing organizations to revamp security policies, adhere to best practices, and more accurately measure and report security issues. This shifting landscape has spawned a new competitive market – aptly labeled security compliance and control (SCC) by IDC – that will reach $7.4 billion worldwide in 2006. The SCC market includes all compliance-related products in the areas of content control, identity and access management, security and vulnerability management, and security compliance services.

"Watkins 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. "Watkins 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, as well as in more than 350 universities, museums and research institutions throughout the world.

As members of the Committee, Watkins 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 Seagate

Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of hard disc drives, providing products for a wide range of applications, including Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile Computing, Consumer Electronics and Branded Solutions. Seagate's business model leverages technology leadership and world-class manufacturing to deliver industry-leading innovation and quality to its global customers, and to be the low-cost producer in all markets in which it participates. The company is committed to providing award-winning products, customer support and reliability to meet the world's growing demand for information storage. Seagate can be found around the globe and at www.seagate.com .

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 18th 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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