SOURCE: Raxco Software, Inc.

September 01, 2005 09:00 ET

Raxco Software's PerfectDisk Tops Two Categories in Windows IT Pro 2005 Readers' Choice Awards

Users Select PerfectDisk v7.0 as Best Defragmentation Utility and PerfectDisk for Exchange as Leading Storage Management Tool

GAITHERSBURG, MD -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 1, 2005 -- Raxco Software's PerfectDisk® today added two awards from the Windows IT Pro 2005 Readers' Choice Awards to its growing list of accolades from the software industry's leading publications. PerfectDisk v7.0 took top honors as the leading Defragmentation Utility while PerfectDisk for Exchange was named the best Storage Management Tool.

"The Windows IT Pro Readers' Choice Awards are highly coveted in the IT industry because our readers, who are the buyers and users of these products, are the ones who choose the winners," said Kim Paulsen, group publisher of Penton Media's Windows IT Pro Group. "These awards are the ultimate acclamation an IT company can earn from its peers in the IT community."

Readers were asked to vote on their product preferences in 12 technology categories with 83 sub-categories. More than 1,700 readers chose the best among more than 750 products and services in an online poll held earlier this year between April 4 and May 2.

"Windows IT Pro readers are the most knowledgeable people in the market with regard to the best values in technology products and services," Paulsen continued. "We've done extensive research among our readers, and know that they are the ones who make the buying decisions on behalf of their organizations. The Windows IT Pro Readers' Choice Awards give IT professionals the opportunity to voice their opinions and give the leading technology companies the recognition they deserve."

"The Readers' Choice Award is a barometer of PerfectDisk's success in the Windows market," said Robert Nolan, president and CEO of Raxco Software. "These two awards highlight the importance of PerfectDisk's key differentiators -- free space consolidation and complete single pass defragmentation. The overwhelming response from users is the ultimate validation of PerfectDisk. By consistently listening to their feedback we continue to break new ground."

About Raxco Software

Raxco Software has been helping large enterprises, small businesses, and consumers with their computer resource management needs for more than twenty-five years. Its PerfectDisk is Windows Server 2003- and Windows 2000-certified, and optimized for Windows XP. The PerfectDisk line has a long award-winning history, most notably its perfect 5-star review from CNET Download, winner of the Windows IT Pro 2005 Readers' Choice Awards for Defragmentation Utility and Storage Management Tool, and Redmond Magazine's Best of the Best Award for 2005, and having won PC Magazine's Editors Choice award for the past two years. In addition to its PerfectDisk line, Raxco also produces PC optimization software, including system recovery and disk repair products for Windows operating systems and HP's OpenVMS operating system. Raxco Software can be found on the Web at www.raxco.com.

About the Windows IT Pro Group

The Windows IT Pro Group, the largest independent Windows IT community in the world, includes content the from flagship print publication Windows IT Pro, three monthly paid subscription print newsletters, 12 direct-request email newsletters and a web site resource for more than two million IT professionals each month. First published in 1995, Windows IT Pro is the editorial leader in its field and has a paid subscription base of 105,000 readers. Windows IT Pro was named to BtoB Magazine's 2005 Media Power 50 list, winning recognition for its Windows IT Pro UPDATE email newsletter. The magazine is published in 13 languages and has an international reach in 160 countries.

The franchise also includes SQL Server Magazine, with 30,000 paid subscribers, more than 210,000 web site visitors monthly and two email newsletters sent to more than 130,000 opt-in subscribers. The American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) named SQL Server Magazine "Magazine of the Year" in the less-than-80,000 circulation category in 2002. The two publications generate nine million page impressions monthly, host 2.5 million unique visitors to their web sites monthly, and have more than one million readers with opt-in subscriptions to their email newsletters. The Windows IT Pro Group is the world's leading producer of custom Roadshows, paid conferences and paid workshops for Windows and SQL Server IT professionals.

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