SOURCE: Executive Alliance, Inc.

June 11, 2007 08:00 ET

Executive Alliance and Founding Terabyte Sponsor Avocent Unveil Data Center Executive of the Year (DaCEY) National Awards™ 2007

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - June 11, 2007) - Executive Alliance, creator and provider of premium leadership-recognition forums announced today the establishment of the Data Center Executive of the Year (DaCEY) National Awards 2007.

The DaCEY Awards™ honor and recognize the individuals who have achieved outstanding results as custodians of data, impacting private and public organizations and businesses, our lives and the world.

With Founding Terabyte Sponsor, Avocent® Corporation (NASDAQ: AVCT), Executive Alliance has opened the Official Call for Nominations for these prestigious awards honoring data center executives. The awards will be presented at a gala ceremony that will be the anchor event of "The Data Center Executive Summit Featuring the DaCEY Awards" to be held on November 15, 2007, at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia.

Recognition and Visibility for Data Center Executives

The multi-faceted, one-day program includes an Executive Nominee Showcase highlighting the nominees' success stories as well as an Executive Forum during which the nominees and other experts will discuss challenging industry issues and solutions.

Nominees will experience other events as well including a VIP Reception, a Sponsor Pavilion, Gourmet Buffet Dinner and the Awards Ceremony itself. The events have a cumulative networking effect and enable peer-to-peer communication and relationship building.

Nomination criteria and nominee applications are available at Nominations will be accepted electronically at through Friday, September 28, 2007.

The nominees will be evaluated by a panel of industry experts who will select the winners at a private meeting. While not yet announced, the judges panel will include industry luminary Fran Dramis, former Chief Information, eCommerce & Security Officer for Bellsouth.

Architect and Operations Award Categories

Awards will be conferred in two executive categories including Architect and Operations.

The DaCEY - Architect Award honors the leaders who provide cutting edge vision, insight and evaluation for and of data center design, new and innovative technology design or technical architecture employed within the data center.

The DaCEY - Operations Award honors the leaders who oversee and guide the effective and efficient use of technologies and infrastructure within the data center including hardware, software, networking and telecommunications, preparedness, continuity or regulatory compliance aspects of the company or organization.

"Data Center executives are making great strides for their organizations," said Marci McCarthy, CEO of Executive Alliance. "There's a need to bring these leaders together to enable them to spend time to discuss challenges and solutions and also to ensure that those at the forefront are recognized and celebrated for their successes."

"As the repositories of data which impact every aspect of our lives, the importance of the nation's data centers cannot be overestimated," said Steven Russ, Vice President, Marketing Programs for Avocent. "Both from a design perspective and through the day to day management of data centers, these leaders are making significant inroads including revenue generation and cost reduction. Being a founder of the award that recognizes these leaders is a perfect fit for Avocent."

About the DaCEY National 2007 Sponsors

The Data Center Executive Summit Featuring the DaCEY National Awards™ 2007, a property of Executive Alliance, Inc., is brought to the business community by Founding Terabyte Sponsor Avocent.

Other, limited sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, please visit or contact Marci McCarthy at 404.982.8562.

About Avocent Corporation

Avocent delivers IT operations and infrastructure management solutions for enterprises worldwide, helping customers reduce the cost and simplify the management of complex IT environments via integrated, centralized in-band and out-of-band hardware and software. Through LANDesk, Avocent also is a leading provider of systems, security, and process management solutions. Additional information is available at:

About Executive Alliance

Executive Alliance is the creator and provider of premium leadership-recognition forums that honor and celebrate outstanding achievement of executives in different industries. These forums facilitate deep relationships within a network of peers; provide visibility for executives and their companies, and offer access and insight into the leaders of these industries. Through an extensive platform of collaborative events, which include Industry Award Events, Summits, Executive Roundtables, Executive Forums, Private Receptions, and Customized Programs, Executive Alliance creates interactive assemblies for bringing together top executives and innovators in their field. For more information, visit

Contact Information

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    Tom Wethington
    Executive Alliance