SNW Names Recipients of Spring 2010 Best Practices Awards Program

FRAMINGHAM, MA. – April 15, 2010 – IT organizations driving innovation in some of today's most important technologies were honored this week at SNW Spring 2010 during the Best Practices Awards Program ceremony, presented by SNW in conjunction with Computerworld and The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA).

The awards were presented to the top winner in each of five categories during SNW's Best Practices Awards Program ceremony at the SNW Spring 2010 conference taking place this week in Orlando.

The winners for SNW's Spring 2010 Best Practices Awards Program are:

In the category of "

Green Computing, Energy Efficiency and the

Data Center":

Earth Rangers, Woodbridge, Canada

In the category of "

Planning, Designing and Building a Next Generation Storage and Server


Wells Fargo and Company, San Francisco, California

In the category of "

Storage Resiliency, Data Protection and


State Street Corporation, Boston, Massachusetts

In the category of "

Technology Innovation and


The Greater Educational Opportunities Foundation, Indianapolis, Indiana

In the category of "

Virtualization and Cloud


Kelley Blue Book, Irvine, California

"Storage technologies are clearly a driving force in IT management, and the companies receiving the SNW Spring 2010 Best Practices Awards represent some of today's most important innovations and implementations in this area," said Mike Garity, vice president of marketing, IDG Enterprise. "These winners demonstrate the extraordinary power and influence of storage technologies, addressing critical organizational challenges that have far-reaching implications."

SNW's Spring 2010 Best Practices Awards Program is sponsored by Oracle.

Produced by Computerworld and co-owned by Computerworld and the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), SNW is the largest event for IT end-users, vendors, channel partners, press and analysts involved in storage, data center, infrastructure, and business continuity technologies. SNW also offers the world's largest Expo devoted to storage and related technologies.

For more information about the Best Practices Awards Program or SNW Spring 2010, please visit [].

About Computerworld

Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide. Computerworld's award-winning Web site ( []), bi-weekly publication, focused conference series and custom research forms the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT media network. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3 million unique, monthly visitors and a print audience of 1,059,000 readers each issue (IntelliQuest CIMS Spring 2009).

Computerworld's conferences, with their focus on technologies and solutions, provide a rare opportunity for attendees to gain insight into the way user companies execute their strategies in the enterprise. Whether it's the prestigious Computerworld Honors Program, Computerworld's exclusive Premier 100 IT Leaders Conference or vertical industry events such as SNW, Business Intelligence & Analytics Perspectives, or SaaScon, Computerworld's conferences provide the best environment for idea exchange among IT executives and IT solutions providers.

Computerworld is published by International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media, research and event company. Company information is available at [].

About IDG Enterprise

IDG Enterprise, an International Data Group (IDG) company, brings together unique editorial brands (CIO, Computerworld, CSO, DEMO, InfoWorld, IT World, Network World and The Industry Standard) to serve the information needs of our technology and security-focused audiences. As a digital-centric media company we serve our reader and advertiser audiences with award-winning content and community, driving conversation and conversion, across our entire portfolio of awarding-winning, websites, events, magazines, products and services. In addition, the CIO Executive Council, a peer advisory service, brings together the nation's top CIOs, as well as provides community and leadership development tools for their staffs. Company information is available at [].

About SNIA

The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is a not-for-profit global organization, made up of some 400 member companies 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 [].