SOURCE: Computerworld


June 21, 2011 14:08 ET

The Computerworld Honors Program Names 2011 21st Century Achievement Award Winners

Paul Maritz of VMware Receives Morgan Stanley Leadership Award for Global Commerce

FRAMINGHAM, MA--(Marketwire - Jun 21, 2011) - IDG's Computerworld Honors Program, honoring visionary applications of information technology promoting positive social, economic and educational change, announces the 2011 21st Century Achievement Award winners -- one Finalist in each of the eleven categories -- singled out for special recognition by the Program Judges to be the very best among the 262 Laureates.

The 21st Century Achievement Award winners, recognized at the 23rd Annual Laureates Medal Ceremony & Gala Awards Evening in Washington, D.C., were:

Award Category         Honoree Organization        Case Study Project Name
--------------------   --------------------------  ------------------------
Business               State Street Corporation    21st Century IT
Responsiveness                                     Infrastructure

Collaboration          IBM                         World Community Grid

Digital Access         Net Literacy                Digital Literacy "best
                                                   practices" site

Economic Opportunity   Airtel Africa               Airtel Money

Emerging Technology    Idaho Education Network     The Idaho Education
                                                   Network Implementation

Environment            Allstate Insurance Company  Allstate's Emerald City

Health                 International Virtual       Balkan Telemedicine
                       e-Hospital                  Program

Human Services         City of Boston Department   BOSTONavigator: Boston's
                       of Innovation & Technology  New Youth Opportunity
                                                   Management Tool

Innovation             Duke University             SAS OnDemand for
                                                   Management helps Duke
                                                   University Measure

Safety & Security      US Army Research            Counter Radio Controlled
                       Development and Engineering Improvised Explosive
                       Command (RDECOM),           Device (RCIED)
                       Communications-Electronics  Electronic Warfare
                       Research Development and    (CREW) Duke Version 3
                       Engineering Center (CERDEC),
                       Intelligence and Information
                       Warfare Directorate (I2WD),
                       Electronic Warfare (EW)
                       Systems Ground Branch

Training/Education     Planned Systems             Military Health System
                       International               Learn (MHSLearn)

Also recognized was Paul Maritz, President and CEO of VMware, with the Morgan Stanley Leadership Award for Global Commerce. This award recognizes individuals whose personal leadership has made a critical contribution to the effective use of information technology throughout the world.

"This awards program recognizes the continual and enormous contributions being made by technology for the betterment of society today," said John Amato, Publisher, Computerworld. "All of this year's honorees truly embody the Program's mission 'A Search for New Heroes.' To be able to acknowledge and celebrate the contributions of the people and organizations behind the technology is something that Computerworld is proud, and humbled, to be a part of."

More information, including the complete list of 2011 Computerworld Honors Laureates as well as the 55 21st Century Award finalists, is available at the Computerworld Honors website (

About 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. Computerworld Honors is the longest running global program to honor individuals and organizations that use information technology to promote positive social, economic and educational change. Additional information about the program and a Global Archive of past Laureate case studies and oral histories of Leadership Award recipients can be found at the Computerworld Honors website (

About Computerworld

Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld's award-winning Web site (, bi-weekly publication, focused conference series and custom research forms 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 Magazine of the Year by American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) awards in 2010, the 2009 Best Blog from the Neal awards, and 2006 Best Overall Web Publication from ASBPE. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3.5 million unique, monthly visitors (comScore Media Metrix, August 2010). Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, events, and research company. Company information is available at

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