IDG’s Computerworld Recognizes ”Best Practices in Enterprise Management” Award Winners

FRAMINGHAM, MA – SEPTEMBER 14, 2004 – Finalists in Five Categories Demonstrate the Strategic Value of Enterprise Management Technologies. Computerworld, in conjunction with the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF), today announced the winners of its "Best Practices in Enterprise Management" Awards Program during an awards ceremony at their co-owned and inaugural Enterprise Management World (EMW) conference in Philadelphia, Penn. Ten winners and five honorable mentions were selected for their enterprise management technology "Best Practices" based on case studies highlighting successful solution implementation projects and deployments.

Many of today's leading end-user companies — and IT vendors on behalf of customers — responded to an initial call for nominations on August 23, 2004 issued to multiple industry audiences, including Computerworld subscribers responsible for enterprise management solutions in their enterprises. Finalists were identified and considered by a panel of IT industry professionals based on case study submissions that profiled the company, its IT department and enterprise management challenges, as well as application deployment details, summaries of the key technology used and measurable solution outcomes.

Computerworld named two winners and one honorable mention in each of five categories:

— Distributed Systems and Infrastructure Implementation- Northern Trust, Chicago, Ill. and PACCAR ITD, Renton, Wash. (Honorable Mention: Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.)

— Security and Risk Management- Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, New York, N.Y. and Marriott International, Inc., Washington, D.C. (Honorable Mention: The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.)

— Industry Regulation Compliance and Corporate Governance- CDC Ixis, Boston, Mass. and El Camino Hospital, Mountain View, Calif. (Honorable Mention: Directpointe Inc., Lindon, Utah)

— Managing to Improve TCO/ROI- Arizona Public Service Company, Phoenix, Ariz. and Inflow, Inc., Thornton, Colo. (Honorable Mention: Prudential Financial, Newark, N.J.)

— Innovation and Promise – Allstate Insurance Company, Northbrook, Ill. and Baxter BioScience, Rochester, Mich. (Honorable Mention: Philadelphia Stock Exchange, Philadelphia, Penn.)

"The 'Best Practices in Enterprise Management' Awards Program recognizes enterprises that have 'raised the bar' in their respective industries to create solutions to their unique infrastructure challenges," said Leo Leger, vice president of Strategic Initiatives for Computerworld. "Each finalist and honorable mention designate demonstrates excellence in enterprise management and our panel of judges has truly selected the cream of the crop."

"EMC has sponsored the 'Best Practices in Enterprise Management' Awards Program to broaden the awareness of demonstrated leadership and vision for this industry," said Roy Sanford, Vice President, Markets & Alliances, EMC Corporation. "Today's leading enterprises need the knowledge and proven experiences of both vendors and end users to meet their business objectives."

Judges of the program were:

— Cory Ferengu, META Group

— Merl Ferguson, Progress Energy

— Bruce Hoard, SNWOnline.com

— Ron Milton, Computerworld

— Vernon Turner, IDC

— Fred Wettling, Bechtel Corporation

— Lawrence Whittaker, Hudson's Bay Company

Enterprise Management World focuses on how enterprise IT users can achieve data center management success and is taking place September 12-15, 2004, at the Philadelphia Marriott in Philadelphia, Penn. For more information about EMW or the awards program, visit http://www.emwusa.com/

About Computerworld

Computerworld, the "Voice of IT Management," is the most trusted source for 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 website, 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 180,000, a total print audience of 1,869,000 (IntelliQuest CIMS v.10.0), and an online audience of over one million unique monthly visitors (DoubleClick).

Computerworld is a business unit of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media, research and event 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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