Computerworld Names Recipients of ”Best Practices in Storage” Awards

ORLANDO, FL – NOVEMBER 3, 2006 – Computerworld, the "Voice of IT Management," announced last night the recipients of its "Best Practices in Storage" awards at the Storage Networking World Conference (SNW). The awards were presented during a gala ceremony marking the conclusion of SNW, the world's largest storage networking event, held this week at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes Resort in Orlando. The awards program was sponsored by EMC Corporation.

Honorees of Computerworld's "Best Practices in Storage" Awards Program were selected from more than 120 qualified entries across five categories. They were judged by representatives from a variety of organizations including Computerworld and IDC.

The honorees for Computerworld's 2006 "Best Practices in Storage" awards program are:

In the category of Planning, Designing and Building the Strategic Storage Infrastructure:

Denver Health, Denver, Colo.

Defense Contract Management Agency, Fairfax County, Va.

In the category of Innovation and Promise:

Pixar Animation Studios, Emeryville, Calif.

Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., Burbank, Calif.

In the category of Securing the Storage Fortress:

Cbeyond Inc., Atlanta, Ga.

Screen Actors Guild – Producers Pension and Health Plans (SAG-PPHP), Burbank, Calif.

In the category of Storage Reliability and Data Recovery:

APM Terminals, Charlotte, NC

Corrections Corporation of America, Nashville, Tenn.

In the category of Systems Implementation:

AOL, Reston, VA

Pacific Title and Art Studio, West Hollywood, Calif.

"This year's honorees represent a variety of organizations, all of which have unlocked the true value of networked storage and its strategic importance to their businesses," said Ron Milton, executive vice president, Computerworld. The honorees have demonstrated continued excellence in the use of storage technology and have accomplished extraordinary business challenges."

"I am very honored to be recognized among such an elite group of colleagues and we appreciate the opportunity to tell our story through our Best Practices award," said Harold Shapiro, director and technology architect, Management Information Services, Warner Brothers Entertainment, Inc. "This award validates our storage networking initiatives and gives us the ability and confidence to enhance our technology and to be more successful in the future."

For more information about the award, the honorees, and the conference, please visit: http://www.snwusa.com/awards.html#results .

About Computerworld

Computerworld is recognized worldwide as the premier source for news, information and opinion on the critical technology and management issues affecting senior technology professionals. Computerworld's award-winning weekly publication, Computerworld.com Web site, focused conference series, and custom research, form the hub of the world's largest (58-edition) global IT media network. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards, including the 2004 and 2006 Magazine of the Year Award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors. Computerworld has an online audience of over 1.1 million unique monthly visitors (Omniture) and a total print audience of 1,337,000 (IntelliQuest CIMS Spring 2006). Computerworld is on the Web at www.computerworld.com .

Computerworld is a business unit of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media, research and events company. A privately held company, IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers, including CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Network World and PC World. The company features the largest network of technology-specific Web sites, with more than 400 around the world. IDG is also a leading producer of more than 170 computer-related events worldwide, including Storage Networking World(R), Premier 100(R), LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), Macworld Conference & Expo, DEMO(R) and IDC Directions. IDC provides global market research and advice through offices in 50 countries. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com .

About the SNIA

The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is a not-for-profit global organization, made up of more than 460 member companies and close to 7,000 active individuals spanning virtually the entire storage industry. SNIA members share the common goal of advancing the adoption of storage networks as complete and trusted solutions. To this end, the SNIA is uniquely committed to delivering standards, education and services that will propel open storage networking solutions into the broader market. For additional information, visit the SNIA web site at http://www.snia.org .

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