Computerworld’s Green IT Symposium Names Honorees for Its Inaugural “Best Practices in Green IT” Awards Program

FRAMINGHAM, MA – September 23,2008 – Computerworld, the Voice of IT Management, announced the Honorees for its inaugural "Best Practices in Green IT" Awards Program during a ceremony marking the culmination of Computerworld's Green IT Symposium, held last week at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md.

Honorees of Computerworld's "Best Practices in Green IT" Awards Program were selected from qualified entries across four categories, with one Honoree per category and five Finalists for each. They were judged by representatives from a variety of organizations.

The Honorees for Computerworld's 2008 "Best Practices in Green IT" Awards Program are:

In the category of "Green IT in the Data Center":

— Avnet, Inc., (Phoenix, Arizona)

In the category of "IT Leadership in Embracing Change with Green IT:

Corporate Responsibility":

— Enterprise Rent-A-Car, (St Louis, Missouri)

In the category of "Reducing IT Complexity Increases Green IT":

— Adelphi University, (Garden City, New York)

In the category of "ROI in Green Computing":

— Miami-Dade County Public Schools, (Miami, Florida)

"While the lower costs and environmental benefits associated with greener IT have long been proven, power consumption by the world's data centers continues to grow," said Ron Milton, executive vice president of Computerworld. "The organizations and professionals named Honorees in Computerworld's inaugural 'Best Practices in Green IT' Awards Program are creating the best practices in what is the early stages of green IT. They are the early adopters and industry leaders who are responsible for reducing their IT organization's carbon footprint and are setting industry standards on curbing power consumption, environmental danger, and ongoing costs."

Computerworld's "Best Practices in Green IT" Awards Program was sponsored by Accenture.

For more information about Computerworld's Green IT Symposium, please visit

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