IDG’s InfoWorld Names Top Technologies Impacting IT in 2008 ; Annual Technology of the Year Awards Honor 45 Innovative Solutions

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JANUARY 7, 2008 – IDG’s InfoWorld, the leading integrated media brand for IT Decision Makers, today announced the recipients of its 2008 Technology of the Year honors, recognizing 45 products across 9 general categories. Selected by InfoWorld Test Center editors and reviewers, the annual awards identify the best and most innovative products on the IT landscape. InfoWorld’s Technology of the Year Awards are not open to outside nominations. Winners are drawn from all of the products tested during the past year, with the final selections made by InfoWorld’s Test Center staff. All products reviewed by the Test Center are eligible to win. Full results appear on InfoWorld.com.

"InfoWorld tests upwards of 200 IT products every year, and we see many, many good ones," said Doug Dineley, InfoWorld's Test Center Executive Editor. "Our Technology of the Year award winners represent not only the cream of the crop, but the best products in the most important product categories. From the top AJAX development tools and SOA middleware to the best blade servers and VoIP systems, these are the products at the leading edge of IT."

InfoWorld’s 2008 Technology of the Year Awards winners include:

APPLICATIONS & MIDDLEWARE

LOMBARDI (Best Business Process Management)

ORACLE (Best Enterprise Service Bus)

SEEMORE (Best Database Middleware)

EXPRESSO (Best Spreadsheet Collaboration)

JIVE SOFTWARE (Best Community Platform)

APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT

CURL (Best Rich Internet Applications Platform)

JACKBE (Best Enterprise Mashups Platform)

CODEGEAR (Best Java IDE)

FAIR ISAAC (Best Business Rule Management System)

BMC (Best Application Debugger)

DATA MANAGEMENT

ORACLE (Best Enterprise Content Management)

TRIDION (Best Web Content Management)

VIVISIMO (Best Enterprise Search)

NEXTPAGE (Best Document Retention System)

HARDWARE

DELL (Best Blade Server System)

HP (Best Blade System for Small Sites)

SUN (Best Storage Server)

STRATUS (Best Fault-Tolerant Server)

APC (Best Row Cooling Solution)

RARITAN (Best KVM)

APPLE (Best Notebook Computer)

NOKIA (Best Mobile Handset for the Enterprise)

HTC (Best Notebook Substitute)

NETWORKING

CISCO SYSTEMS (Best Aggregation Router)

PROCURVE/HP (Best Workgroup Switch)

JUNIPER NETWORKS (Best Web Application Accelerator)

RIVERBED TECHNOLOGY (Best WAN Accelerator)

SHUNRA (Best Network Emulation Tool)

DIVITAS (Mobile Convergence Innovator)

ASTERISK (Best IP PBX)

POLYCOM (Best IP Phone, Best IP Conference Phone)

PLATFORMS