Storage Networking World Names Recipients of ‘Best Practices in Storage’ Awards; Awards Presented at Storage Networking World in Orlando

FRAMINGHAM, MA – OCTOBER 28, 2005 – Storage Networking World (SNW), the world's largest educational event on storage networking technologies, announced the recipients of its "Best Practices in Storage" awards at a ceremony held Wednesday night. The event, which concluded yesterday at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes Resort in Orlando, Florida, is co-owned by IDG's Computerworld, the "Voice of IT Management," and the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA).

Recipients of the "Best Practices in Storage" awards were selected from approximately 100 entries in five categories, with two honorees per category and honorable mentions for each. They were judged by representatives from a variety of organizations including Pace University, Rent-A-Center and The Evaluator Group.

Awards were presented to the following organizations:

— Innovation and Promise — Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation, Memphis, Tennessee and Navy Surface Combat Systems Center, Wallops Island, Virginia

— Industry Regulation Compliance and Corporate Governance — Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York

— Data Lifecycle Management — Palmetto Health, Columbia, South Carolina and SMART Communications, Inc., Makati City, Philippines

— Systems Implementation — Cerner Corporation, Lee's Summit, Missouri and Community Health, Indianapolis, Indiana

— Storage Reliability and Data Recovery — William Beaumont Hospitals, Royal Oak, Michigan and Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

"Recipients of this year's 'Best Practices in Storage' awards clearly understand the importance of information and storage technology working together to improve decisions," said Ron Milton, executive vice president, Computerworld.

Storage Networking World was held from October 24 – 27, 2005 at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes Resort, Orlando, Fla.

About Computerworld

Computerworld, the "Voice of IT Management," is the most trusted source for the 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, Web site, 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 180,050, a total print audience of 1,138,000 (IntelliQuest CIMS 2004 Business Influencer Study) and an online audience of over 1.1 million unique monthly visitors (DoubleClick).

Computerworld is a business unit of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media, research and events 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, DEMO(R) and IDC Directions. IDC provides global market research and advice through offices in 50 countries. Company information is available at .

About the SNIA

The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is a not-for-profit global organization, made up of more than 460 member companies and close to 7,000 active individuals spanning virtually the entire storage industry. SNIA members share the common goal of advancing the adoption of storage networks as complete and trusted solutions. 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 .