Feb. 11 Deadline Approaching for Storage Networking World’s “Best Practices in Storage” Award Nominations

FRAMINGHAM, MA – February 1, 2008 – Storage Networking World (SNW), in conjunction with Computerworld and the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), is seeking IT end-user organization case study submissions for its "Best Practices in Storage" Awards Program.

The deadline to submit a nomination is Monday, February 11, 2008 and can be made at: http://bestpractices.computerworld.com/2008/SNW/ .

Eligible nominees are exclusively IT end-user organizations. Nominations of IT end-user organizations are accepted from IT users themselves, their public relations representatives, or vendors on behalf of their IT end-user customers. Multiple submissions of case studies describing different deployments per IT end-user/organization will be considered.

Five Finalists in each category will be recognized at Storage Networking World, April 7-10, 2008, at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Fla. The top Honoree in each category will be recognized during the SNW Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony. All Finalists will be recognized on the event website, in an event press release, and may be featured in a special supplement of Computerworld magazine.

Honorees and Finalists will be recognized in each of the following five categories:

— Innovation and Promise

— Planning, Designing and Building a Strategic Storage Infrastructure

— Selecting and Deploying Storage Networks

— Storage for Enterprise Business Applications and Databases

— Storage Reliability and Data Recovery

For more information and to view full award criteria, visit http://www.snwusa.com/awards.html .

For further questions regarding the "Best Practices in Storage" Awards Program, please contact Duncan Newell at (508) 271-8029.

More information about Storage Networking World can be found at www.snwusa.com .

About Computerworld

Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide. Computerworld's award-winning Web site ( www.computerworld.com ), weekly publication, focused conference series and custom research form the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT media network. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards, including Folio Magazine's 2006 Gold EDDIE Award for the best technology/computing magazine, the 2004 and 2006 Magazine of the Year Award, and 2006 Best Overall Web Publication from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). In addition, in 2007 Computerworld's then editor in chief, Don Tennant, received the prestigious Timothy White Award from American Business Media. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 2 million unique, monthly visitors and a print audience of 1,222,000 readers each week (IntelliQuest CIMS Spring 2007).

About the SNIA

The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is a not-for-profit global organization, made up of some 400 member companies and 7,000 individuals spanning virtually the entire storage industry. SNIA's mission is to lead the storage industry worldwide in developing and promoting standards, technologies, and educational services to empower organizations in the management of information. 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 www.snia.org .

About International Data Group (IDG)

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG's online network includes more than 450 Web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment, and video games worldwide. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries including CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG's lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers.

IDG is a leading producer of more than 750 technology-related events including Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Entertainment for All Expo (E for All), DEMO, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 900 IDC analysts in more than 90 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends.

Additional information about IDG, a privately held company, is available at www.idg.com . Note: All product and company names are trademarks of their respective companies.

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