SOURCE: Computerworld

June 11, 2007 14:16 ET

Computerworld Honors Program Announces Recipients for Its 21st Century Achievement Awards Program

Finalists and Recipients Recognized During a Gala Awards Evening in Washington, D.C.

FRAMINGHAM, MA--(Marketwire - June 11, 2007) - The Computerworld Honors Program announced the finalists and recipients of its 2007 21st Century Achievement Awards Program last Monday evening during a Gala Awards Ceremony at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C. The Computerworld Honors Program recognizes individuals and organizations that use information technology to benefit society. The award recipients represent ten industry and government sectors in the U.S. and worldwide.

The Computerworld Honors Program 2007 21st Century Achievement Award recipients are:

In the category of Business & Related Services, the award recipient is:
QlikTech International (Randor, Pa.)

In the category of Education & Academia, the award recipient is:
Defense Acquisition University (Fort Belvoir, Va.)

In the category of Environment, Energy & Agriculture, the award recipient
is:
BP (New York, N.Y.)

In the category of Finance, Insurance & Real Estate the award recipient is:
Advance America (Spartanburg, S.C.)

In the category of Government, the award recipient is:
Department of the Interior-Navajo Nation (Window Rock, Ariz.)

In the category of Healthcare, the award recipient is:
The Danish National eHealth Portal (Copenhagen, Denmark)

In the category of Manufacturing, the award recipient is:
Varian Medical Systems (Palo Alto, Calif.)

In the category of Media, Arts & Entertainment, the award recipient is:
The J. Paul Getty Trust (Los Angeles, Calif.)

In the category of Non-Profit Organizations, the award recipient is:
Medical Missions for Children (Paterson, N.J.)

In the category of Transportation, the award recipient is:
Trans Link Systems (Gauteng, South Africa)
"For the 19th consecutive year, the Computerworld Honors Program has identified the most innovative organizations and people who use technology to promote positive social, economic and educational change," said Bob Carrigan, chairman of the Computerworld Honors Program Chairmen's Committee and president of IDG Communications. "IDG is proud to recognize both the Laureates and the 21st Century Achievement Award recipients from around the world."

Since 1988, members of the Chairmen's Committee have identified the organizations whose use of information technology has been especially noteworthy for the originality of its conception, the breadth of its vision and the significance of its benefit to society. These organizations were asked to contribute a case study to the program's collection, and the donation of these case studies was celebrated with a formal medal ceremony where an accepted case study Laureate from each organization was publicly recognized.

From the Laureates in each of 10 categories, a panel of judges selected 50 finalists, five in each category (additional information about the judges can be accessed at http://www.cwhonors.org/acknowledgements/judges.htm). The finalists, as well as the 10 organizations selected by the judges as first among their peers within the finalists, were announced during the Gala Awards Evening. The 10 organizations received the 21st Century Achievement Awards.

The finalists (in alphabetical order by company) for the Computerworld Honors Program 2007 Awards Program are:

In the category of Business & Related Services, the finalists are:
Alfresco Software, Inc. (Maidenhead, United Kingdom)
Biopassword (Issaquah, Wash.)
Grant Thorton (Oak Brook Terrace, Ill.)
Novalux (Sunnyvale, Calif.)

In the category of Education & Academia, the finalists are:
Broward County Public Schools (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.)
Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio)
Deutsche Nationalbibliothek (Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
University of Connecticut and General Electric (Stamford, Conn.)

In the category of Environment, Energy & Agriculture, the finalists are:
Bulgarian National Electric Company (Sofia, Bulgaria)
Iowa State University (Ames, Iowa)
Met Office (Exeter Devon, United Kingdom)
Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator (Carmel, Ind.)

In the category of Finance, Insurance & Real Estate, the finalists are:
Alliance & Leicester plc (Leicester, Great Britain)
Philadelphia Stock Exchange (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Praetorian Financial Group (New York, N.Y.)
Primerica Financial Services (Duluth, Ga.)

In the category of Government, the finalists are:
European Court of Human Rights (Strasbourg, France)
Germany's Labor Agency/Bundesagentur fur Arbeit (Nürnberg, Germany)
Immigration Department-Hong Kong (Wanchai, Hong Kong)
Social Security Administration (Baltimore, Md.)

In the category of Manufacturing, the finalists are:
Delphi Corporation (Troy, Mich.)
Ethicon Endo-Surgery (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Gujarat Reclaim & Rubber Products Limited (Mumbai, India)
United States Mint (Washington, D.C.)

In the category of Media, Arts & Entertainment, the finalists are:
AmigoLatino (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Ogilvy Worldwide (New York, N.Y.)
The News Market (New York, N.Y.)
Warner Bros. Entertainment (San Francisco, Calif.)

In the category of Non-Profit Organizations, the finalists are:
Blue Planet Run Foundation (Mill Valley, Calif.)
Hema-Quebec (Montreal, Canada)
MedShare (Decatur, Ga.)
World Vision Canada (Mississauga, Canada)

In the category of Transportation, the finalists are:
Bridge Mobile (Republic of Singapore)
Jacksonville Aviation Authority (Jacksonville, Fla.)
R.L. Polk (Southfield, Mich.)
Star Alliance (Frankfurt, Germany)
About the Computerworld Honors Program

Founded by International Data Group (IDG) in 1988, the Computerworld Honors Program is governed by the not-for-profit Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation. In its 19th year, Computerworld Honors is the longest running global program to honor individuals and organizations that use information technology to benefit society.

Each year, the program's Chairmen's Committee, a group of 100 Chairmen/CEOs of global technology companies, nominates individuals and organizations around the world whose visionary application of information technology promotes positive social and economic progress. Nominations are evaluated by an independent board of CIO-level judges who select Laureates, Finalists and award recipients, in 10 industry-related categories, to be honored at the Laureate Medal Ceremony. This year's ceremony and accompanying Gala Awards Evening took place on June 4, 2007 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.

The technology achievements honored by this program are preserved and protected in national archives, and in over 350 universities, museums and research institutions throughout the world. Additional information about the program and a Global Archive of past laureate case studies and oral histories can be found at the Computerworld Honors website: www.cwhonors.org.

About Computerworld

Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide. Computerworld's award-winning Web site (www.computerworld.com), weekly publication, focused conference series and custom research form the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT media network. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards, including Folio Magazine's 2006 Gold EDDIE Award for the best technology/computing magazine, the 2004 and 2006 Magazine of the Year Award, and 2006 Best Overall Web Publication from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). In addition, in 2007 Computerworld's editor-in-chief Don Tennant received the prestigious Timothy White Award from American Business Media. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 2 million unique monthly visitors and a print audience of 1,252,000 readers each week (IntelliQuest CIMS Fall 2006).

About International Data Group (IDG)

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG's online network includes more than 450 web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment and video games worldwide. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries including CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG's lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers.

IDG is a leading producer of more than 750 technology-related events including Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Entertainment for All Expo (E for All), DEMO, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 900 IDC analysts in more than 90 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends.

Additional information about IDG, a privately held company, is available at http://www.idg.com.

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