Computerworld Honors Program Recognizes Recipients of 21st Century Achievement Awards

WASHINGTON, D.C. – JUNE 6, 2006 – The Computerworld Honors Program announced the finalists and recipients of its 2006 21st Century Achievement Awards last night at the Andrew W. Mellon Center in Washington, D.C. The Computerworld Honors Program recognizes individuals and organizations that have used information technology to benefit society. The award recipients represent ten industry and government sectors in the U.S. and Switzerland.

The following ten organizations are the 2006 21st Century Achievement award recipients:

Business Related Services:

BellSouth Corporation (Atlanta, Georgia)

For protecting children from harm through its "BellSouth AMBER Alert Field Notification"

Education & Academia:

Columbia University School of Nursing (New York, New York)

For improving health care for underserved populations with its "Nurse Practitioner PDAs"

Environment, Energy & Agriculture:

U.S. Green Building Council (Washington, D.C.)

For working to protect our environment through "USGBC Boosts Green Building with LEED Online Certification Process"

Finance & Insurance:

Chicago Stock Exchange (Chicago, Illinois)

For the "Grid Project," a cluster solution minimizing down-time and costs while maximizing opportunities for customer trading

Government & Non Profit Organizations:

New York City Police Department (New York, New York)

For better serving and protecting their public with the "Crime Data Warehouse"


Ethicon Endo-Surgery (Cincinnati, Ohio)

For getting innovative surgical products to market faster through the creation of its "Enterprise Data Warehouse"

Media, Arts & Entertainment:

NZZ Neue Zurcher Zeitung AG (Zurich, Switzerland)

For giving online users first-ever access to 225 years of history through its "Archiv 1780 Initiative"


University Health System (Durham, North Carolina)

For "ORView," a real-time Web portal that reduces surgery risks for patients


National Cancer Institute (Rockville, Maryland)

For advancing progress in the search for a cure with the Web-based, "Cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid"


Zipcar (Cambridge, Massachusetts)

For changing urban trends in transportation with its "Car Sharing Project"

"For the 18th 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, IDG Communications. "IDG is proud to recognize both the 21st Century Achievement Award recipients and the Laureates from 23 countries."

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 identified organizations are asked to contribute a case study to the program's collection, and the donation of these case studies is celebrated with a formal medal ceremony where an accepted case study Laureate from each organization is publicly recognized.

From the Laureates in each of ten categories, a distinguished panel of judges, which included representatives from ING Insurance Americas and TD Ameritrade, selected 50 finalists, five in each category. (More information about the judges can be accessed at These finalists, as well as the ten organizations selected by the judges as first among their peers, are announced at the Gala Awards Evening. The ten organizations receive the 21st Century Achievement Awards.

The Finalists of the 2006 21st Century Achievement Awards are:

Business Related Services

— Globe Telecom, Mandaluyong City, Philippians

— Savi, Sunnyvale, California

— VMware, Palo Alto, California

— Upek, Emeryville, California

Education & Academia

— Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida

— Clovis Unified School District, Clovis, California

— New York City Department of Education, New York, New York