IDG’s Computerworld Names Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2006

FRAMINGHAM, MA – December 12, 2005 – Computerworld, the "Voice of IT Management," has named its annual Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2006, honoring the 100 IT executives who have led their organizations by mentoring and motivation, envisioning innovative solutions to business challenges and effectively managing and executing IT strategies. The 2006 honorees will be formally recognized – and many will be presenting their success strategies – at Computerworld's upcoming Premier 100 IT Leaders Conference, March 5-7, 2006, at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort in Palm Desert, California.

"We are pleased, once again, to recognize the top executives in IT who excel at leadership," said Don Tennant, editor in chief, Computerworld. "This year's honorees underscore the critical importance of combining creativity with business savvy, and how to exemplify that with contemporary leadership."

The complete class of Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2006 appears in the December 12, 2005 issue of Computerworld and online at http://www.computerworld.com. In addition to the class roster, a special report appears highlighting the challenges IT Leaders expect to face in the coming year, including motivating staff, avoiding project pitfalls, shoring up network security and preparing for the economic rebound.

Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders represent companies across all industries, as well as government and education organizations, including Boeing Corporation, Morgan Stanley, National Public Radio and Whirlpool Corporation.

This year's recipients were selected from nearly 500 nominees, who were measured against Computerworld's IT Leadership Index, a set of characteristics that describes executives who guide the effective use of IT in their organizations, and evaluated by the editors and by a panel of outside judges. The candidates were asked about a range of topics, including their backgrounds, work experiences, special accomplishments and leadership styles.

About Computerworld

Computerworld, the "Voice of IT Management," is the most trusted source for the critical information needs of enterprise IT management. Computerworld's integrated offerings form the U.S.-based hub of the world's largest (51-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 1,293,000 (IntelliQuest CIMS 2005 Business Influencer Study) and an online audience of over 1.1 million unique monthly visitors (DoubleClick).

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 Bio-IT World, 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 LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), Macworld Conference & Expo(R), 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.

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