SOURCE: InfoWorld

March 11, 2008 08:03 ET

Tri-State CIO Forum Announces Call for Nominations for Best Practices Awards Program

Sector's Top Awards to Recognize IT User-Organization Deployments

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 11, 2008) - The Tri-State CIO Forum, produced in conjunction with Computerworld, InfoWorld and the Society for Information Management (SIM), is seeking IT-end-user organization case study submissions for its "Best Practices Awards Program."

Nominations will be considered for IT end-users only and are accepted from IT users themselves, their public relations representatives, or vendors on behalf of their IT end-user customers. Multiple submissions of case studies describing different deployments per IT end-user/organization will be considered.

Entries must be submitted by 8 p.m. EST Monday, April 7, 2008. Entry forms and more information can be found at

Five finalists in each category will be recognized on May 7th at the Tri-State CIO Forum being held at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City. The top honoree in each category will be recognized on the main stage during the Awards Ceremony held at the end of the day, followed by the networking cocktail reception. All finalists will be recognized on the event website, in an event press release, and online at Computerworld, InfoWorld and SIM.

Honorees and finalists will be recognized in each of the following five categories:

Adapting to Globalized Customer and User Needs

Nominations in this category will recognize a Tri-State IT user organization that has demonstrated the ability to create technology solutions that meet the global needs of its customers, both internal and external.

Attracting and Retaining Talent in Changing Markets

Nominations in this category will recognize a Tri-State IT user organization that is recognized among its peers as a destination workplace -- a model for attracting and retaining the best IT talent in the market.

Closing the Continuous Business Alignment Gap

Nominations in this category will recognize a Tri-State IT user organization that has shown an ongoing ability to address the critical importance of aligning IT solutions to business needs.

Creating a Risk-Taking, Business-Thinking Culture

Nominations in this category will recognize a Tri-State IT user organization that has demonstrated positive business results from rewarding and encouraging risk-taking approaches to solving business challenges with technology.

Innovating in a Mission-Critical Environment

Nominations in this category will recognize a Tri-State IT user organization that has shown the ability to deliver innovative improvements to mission-critical business processes and technology.

For more information and to view full award criteria, visit

About The Society of Information Management

SIM is an association of senior IT executives, prominent academicians, selected consultants, and other IT thought leaders built on the foundation of local chapters, who come together to share and enhance their rich intellectual capital for the benefit of its members and their organizations. SIM members strongly believe in and champion:

- The alignment of IT and business as a valued partnership
- The creation and sharing of best practices
- The effective, efficient and innovative business use of information
technology to continuously bring to market valuable products and services
- IT management and leadership skills development that enables our members'
growth at each stage of their career
- The replenishment and education of future IT leaders including a strong
role in influencing university curriculums and continuing education
- Working with the IT industry to shape its direction
- Policies and legislation that stimulate innovation, economic development,
healthy competition and IT job creation
- Servicing our communities and the industry through giving and outreach

In the Tri-State area, SIM is represented through three strong and vibrant chapters with over 500 members. For membership and additional information, please visit: New Jersey Chapter:; New York Metro Chapter:; Fairfield/Westchester Chapter:

About Computerworld

Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide. Computerworld's award-winning Web site (, 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 1,057,000 readers each week (IntelliQuest CIMS Fall 2007). Visit Computerworld at

About InfoWorld Media Group

InfoWorld Media Group helps IT Decision Makers choose the right technology, within the context of a cohesive strategy for business impact at their organizations. InfoWorld identifies and promotes emerging technology segments that add unique value for the organizations that implement them, as well as the vendors that provide those solutions. Using an integrated communications approach including online, events, research, and a continued investment in an independent Test Center, InfoWorld analysts and editors provide hands-on analysis and evaluation, as well as expert commentary on issues surrounding emerging technologies and products. Visit InfoWorld at

About International Data Group

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 also publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries. IDG's media brands include 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, Storage Networking World, 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

Contact Information

  • Media Contacts:

    Bill Wrinn
    Topaz Partners
    Phone: 781-404-2417
    Email: Email Contact

    Kaitlen Murphy
    InfoWorld Media Group
    Phone: 415-978-3251
    email: Email Contact