Computerworld Honors Program Announces Recipients for Its 21st Century Achievement Awards Program

FRAMINGHAM, MA – JUNE 11, 2007 – The Computerworld Honors Program announced the finalists and recipients of its 2007 21st Century Achievement Awards Program last Monday evening during a Gala Awards Ceremony at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C. The Computerworld Honors Program recognizes individuals and organizations that use information technology to benefit society. The award recipients represent ten industry and government sectors in the U.S. and worldwide.

The Computerworld Honors Program 2007 21st Century Achievement Award recipients are:

In the category of Business & Related Services, the award recipient is:

QlikTech International (Randor, Pa.)

In the category of Education & Academia, the award recipient is:

Defense Acquisition University (Fort Belvoir, Va.)

In the category of Environment, Energy & Agriculture, the award recipient

is:

BP (New York, N.Y.)

In the category of Finance, Insurance & Real Estate the award recipient is:

Advance America (Spartanburg, S.C.)

In the category of Government, the award recipient is:

Department of the Interior-Navajo Nation (Window Rock, Ariz.)

In the category of Healthcare, the award recipient is:

The Danish National eHealth Portal (Copenhagen, Denmark)

In the category of Manufacturing, the award recipient is:

Varian Medical Systems (Palo Alto, Calif.)

In the category of Media, Arts & Entertainment, the award recipient is:

The J. Paul Getty Trust (Los Angeles, Calif.)

In the category of Non-Profit Organizations, the award recipient is:

Medical Missions for Children (Paterson, N.J.)

In the category of Transportation, the award recipient is:

Trans Link Systems (Gauteng, South Africa)

"For the 19th consecutive year, the Computerworld Honors Program has identified the most innovative organizations and people who use technology to promote positive social, economic and educational change," said Bob Carrigan, chairman of the Computerworld Honors Program Chairmen's Committee and president of IDG Communications. "IDG is proud to recognize both the Laureates and the 21st Century Achievement Award recipients from around the world."

Since 1988, members of the Chairmen's Committee have identified 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. These organizations were asked to contribute a case study to the program's collection, and the donation of these case studies was celebrated with a formal medal ceremony where an accepted case study Laureate from each organization was publicly recognized.

From the Laureates in each of 10 categories, a panel of judges selected 50 finalists, five in each category (additional information about the judges can be accessed at http://www.cwhonors.org/acknowledgements/judges.htm ). The finalists, as well as the 10 organizations selected by the judges as first among their peers within the finalists, were announced during the Gala Awards Evening. The 10 organizations received the 21st Century Achievement Awards.

The finalists (in alphabetical order by company) for the Computerworld Honors Program 2007 Awards Program are:

In the category of Business & Related Services, the finalists are:

Alfresco Software, Inc. (Maidenhead, United Kingdom)

Biopassword (Issaquah, Wash.)

Grant Thorton (Oak Brook Terrace, Ill.)

Novalux (Sunnyvale, Calif.)

In the category of Education & Academia, the finalists are:

Broward County Public Schools (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.)

Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio)

Deutsche Nationalbibliothek (Frankfurt am Main, Germany)

University of Connecticut and General Electric (Stamford, Conn.)

In the category of Environment, Energy & Agriculture, the finalists are:

Bulgarian National Electric Company (Sofia, Bulgaria)

Iowa State University (Ames, Iowa)

Met Office (Exeter Devon, United Kingdom)

Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator (Carmel, Ind.)

In the category of Finance, Insurance & Real Estate, the finalists are:

Alliance & Leicester plc (Leicester, Great Britain)