Computerworld Honors Program to Announce Laureates for Outstanding Achievement in Information Technology

FRAMINGHAM, MA – MARCH 29, 2005 – In a formal ceremony at San Francisco City Hall on Sunday, April 3, the 2005 Class of Computerworld Honors Program laureates will receive their Commemorative Medallions. Established in 1988, the Computerworld Honors Program is dedicated to identifying the men and women, organizations and institutions who are leading the global information technology revolution and recording the impact of their achievements on society.

Over the course of each year, members of the Honors Program nominating committee, the "Chairmen's Committee," identify those 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. Each of these organizations is then asked to contribute a case study, which becomes part of the permanent collection at the formal medal presentation ceremony on April 3rd.

"The Computerworld Honors program is dedicated to recognizing the efforts of those who have demonstrated outstanding and visionary applications of technology," said Bob Carrigan, publisher and CEO of Computerworld and chairman of the Computerworld Honors Program Chairmen's Committee. "We take a great deal of pride and dedication in not only selecting the laureates, but also ensuring that their original and innovative thinking is preserved and protected for future generations."

According to Dan Morrow, a founding director and chief historian for the Honors Program, "This year's Laureates exemplify the very best in the creative use of IT in service to mankind. Their work and their stories are outstanding contributions to the history of the information technology revolution in every sense of the word, and, for the archives we serve all over the world, they are, truly, priceless."

Following the April announcement of the laureates, a distinguished panel of judges will select five in each of 10 categories to become worldwide finalists. On June 6, 2005, in Washington, D.C., the program honors these finalists at a black-tie ceremony at the National Building Museum. At that time, the Chairmen's Committee presents ten 21st Century Achievement Awards to the organizations selected by the judges as first among their peers.

In addition to recognizing the efforts of outstanding organizations, the Computerworld Honors Program also presents a series of Leadership Awards, each designed to honor the extraordinary achievements of individuals whose positive contributions to the information technology revolution have left an indelible mark on the world.

Founded in 1988, the Computerworld Honors Program searches for and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated vision and leadership as they strive to use information technology in innovative ways across 10 categories: Business and Related Services; Education and Academia; Environment, Energy and Agriculture; Finance, Insurance and Real Estate; Government and Non-Profit Organizations; Manufacturing; Media, Arts and Entertainment; Medicine; Science; and Transportation. Each year, the Computerworld Honors Chairmen's Committee nominates organizations who are using information technology to improve society for inclusion in the Computerworld Honors Online Archive and the Collections of the Global Archives. The Global Archives represents the 100-plus institutions from more than 30 countries that include the Computerworld Honors Collection in their archives and libraries.

About Computerworld

Computerworld, the "Voice of IT Management," is the most trusted source for the critical information needs of senior IT management. Computerworld's integrated offerings form the U.S.-based hub of the world's largest (58-edition) global IT media network through its weekly publication, Computerworld.com Web site, focused conference series and custom research. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 print and online awards for editorial and design excellence, surpassing its direct competition by an order of magnitude. Recognition includes the 2004 Magazine of the Year Award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors and a Jesse H. Neal Award for "Best News Coverage." In print since 1967, Computerworld is the source for information technology management, with a guaranteed rate base of 180,050, a total print audience of 1,138,000 (IntelliQuest CIMS 2004 Business Influencer Study) and an online audience of over 1 million unique monthly visitors (DoubleClick).

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