IDG’s Network World Presents 1997 User Excellence Awards

WASHINGTON, DC (January 29, 1998) — Network World, the leading newsweekly of enterprise network computing, yesterday at a special presentation during ComNet announced the winners of its prestigious 1997 User Excellence Awards. Network World's User Excellence Awards program honors organizations for their innovative and effective use of network technology to achieve corporate objectives.

Wednesday morning in the Grand Ballroom at the Renaissance in Washington, DC, Network World editor-in-chief John Gallant presented awards to the two 1997 recipients: Duke University, and transport and logistics company J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. The recipients were also profiled in the December 29/January 5 special year-end Power Issue of Network World.

"Duke and J.B. Hunt have really shown the power of networking," said John Gallant. "They've applied network technology, including Web technologies, to solve real business problems and to achieve their strategic objectives. Duke and J.B. Hunt are innovative and smart and the payoffs from their networking efforts have been huge."

ABOUT NETWORK WORLD'S USER EXCELLENCE AWARDS

Network World's Annual User Excellence Awards program honors organizations for their innovative and effective use of network technology to achieve corporate objectives. Winners of the award have proven the power of networking by designing enterprise network infrastructures and applications to meet their company's strategic goals and help them cut costs and improve productivity. For information on all Network World awards program, visit http://www.nwfusion.com/medialounge/press/awards.html.

Network World (http://www.nwfusion.com) is the industry's only newsweekly shaping the future of network computing in the enterprise. Through its publishing, education, software and online products and services, Network World empowers Network IS professionals with the knowledge to deliver the open applications and infrastructure required to meet their evolving business needs.

Network World is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading IT media, research and exposition company. IDG publishes more than 285 computer magazines and newspapers and 500 book titles and offers online users the largest network of technology specific sites around the world through IDG.net (http://www.idg.net), which comprises more than 200 targeted Web sites in 52 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 110 computer-related expositions worldwide, and provides IT market analysis through 49 offices in 41 countries worldwide. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com.

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