SNW Names Recipients of Spring 2011 Best Practices Awards

FRAMINGHAM, MA – April 27, 2011 – IT organizations driving innovation in some of today's most important technologies were honored with Best Practices awards at SNW Spring 2011, which was produced Computerworld in conjunction with The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA). The awards were presented to the top winner in each of four categories during the Best Practices Awards Program ceremony on April 6 at the SNW Spring 2011 conference — the premier conference on storage, infrastructure and the data center — which took place in Santa Clara April 4-7.

The winners for SNW's Spring 2011 Best Practices Awards Program are:

In the category of IT Consolidation, IT Efficiency and Data Center Design:

The E.W. Scripps Company – Cincinnati, OH

In the category of Virtualization and Cloud Computing:

Bloomington School District #87 – Bloomington, IL

In the category of Storage Resiliency, Data Protection and Recovery:

Cloudmark – San Francisco, CA

In the category of Adopting Emerging and Innovative Technologies:

California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA) – Mather, CA

"The organizations honored with Best Practices Awards at the SNW Spring 2011 Conference truly reflect the theme of 'Driving Innovation Through the Information Infrastructure' which underscored the conference," said John Amato, vice president & publisher, Computerworld. "These winners — and the full field of finalists — share an innovative approach to putting technologies to work in order to address increasingly complex organizational needs and business priorities. They are outstanding examples of leaders within the IT community."

"Among the most valuable aspects of SNW has always been the real-world case studies spotlighted in the conference's presentations and sessions, and in these Best Practices awards," said SNIA Chairman Wayne M. Adams. "The IT organizations recognized by Computerworld and SNIA at SNW Spring 2011 are no exception, as the Best Practices award winners represent some of the most important work being done in some of the most critical areas of business today."

Produced by Computerworld and co-owned by Computerworld and the SNIA, SNW is the largest event for IT end-users, vendors, channel partners, media and analysts involved in storage, data center, infrastructure, and business continuity technologies.

SNW's Spring 2011 Best Practices Awards Program was sponsored by Fusion-io.

For more information about the Best Practices Awards Program or SNW Spring 2011, please visit [].

About Computerworld

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About the 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 [].