SOURCE: Computerworld

April 19, 2007 08:03 ET

Computerworld Names Recipients of "Best Practices in Storage" Awards

Honorees Announced and Recognized at Twice-Annual Storage Networking World Conference

FRAMINGHAM, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 19, 2007 -- Computerworld, the "Voice of IT Management," announced last night the recipients of its "Best Practices in Storage" awards at the Storage Networking World Conference (SNW). The awards were presented during a Gala Evening marking the conclusion of SNW, the world's largest storage networking event, held this week at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego. The awards program was sponsored by EMC Corporation.

Honorees of Computerworld's "Best Practices in Storage" Awards Program were selected from more than 100 qualified entries across five categories. They were judged by representatives from a variety of organizations.

The Honorees for Computerworld's 2007 "Best Practices in Storage" awards program are:

In the category of Innovation and Promise: Northeast Delta Dental, Concord, N.H.

In the category of Maximizing ROI: Cingular Wireless, Alpharetta, Ga.

In the category of Planning, Designing and Building the Strategic Storage Infrastructure: Shinhan Bank, Seoul, Korea

In the category of Storage Reliability and Data Recovery: New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, N.Y.

In the category of Systems Implementation: The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva; Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.

"This year's Honorees represent a variety of organizations, all of which have unlocked the true value of networked storage and its strategic importance to their businesses," said Ron Milton, executive vice president, Computerworld. The Honorees have demonstrated continued excellence in the use of storage technology and have accomplished extraordinary business challenges."

"It's great to have the industry give us the validation and to present us with this award," said Kevin Herrin, executive director, enterprise architecture for Cingular, now the new AT&T. "Everybody on the team worked extremely hard. And it's great to have other people recognize that hard work."

For more information about the award, the Honorees, and the conference, please visit: http://www.snwusa.com/awards.html#results.

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