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Computerworld Announces 25 ”Best Practices in Mobile & Wireless” Award Finalists for 2006; 10 Honorees from 25 Finalists to Be Announced and Recognized at Gala Ceremony on May 24, in Orlando, Florida

FRAMINGHAM, MA – MAY 3, 2006 – Computerworld, the Voice of IT Management, today announced 25 finalists for its annual "Best Practices in Mobile & Wireless" awards program. From this prestigious field of finalists, judging will continue and 10 honorees will be selected and recognized at a gala ceremony on May 24, 2006. The ceremony will mark an upbeat conclusion of Computerworld's upcoming, and fourth annual, Mobile & Wireless World Conference (MWW), taking place May 22-24, 2006, at the Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes in Orlando, Florida.

The finalists for Computerworld's 2006 "Best Practices in Mobile & Wireless" awards program are:

Category: Business Evolution through Mobilizing Field Workers

Finalists (in alphabetical order by company):

GE Consumer & Industrial, Louisville, Kentucky

Primerica Financial Services, Duluth, Georgia

Streets Heaver, Lincoln, Great Britain

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Austin, Texas

Warren County (Public Safety Network), Lebanon, Ohio

Category: Deploying Wireless Mobility in the Enterprise

Finalists (in alphabetical order by company):

Airport Authority Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Children's Medical Center Dallas, Dallas, Texas

Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga, Canada

Medtronic, Minneapolis, Minnesota

US Army, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey

Category: Innovation and Promise

Finalists (in alphabetical order by company):

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts

Coppin State University, Baltimore, Maryland

Ripon Police Department, Ripon, California

TNT Logistics North America, Jacksonville, Florida

Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Category: Managing Cellular Mobile Data

Finalists (in alphabetical order by company):

Dubai eGovernment, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Electrical Safety Authority of Ontario, Mississauga, Canada

Globe Telecom, Mandaluyong City, Philippines

Kone b.v. Elevators & Escalators, Den Haag, Holland

United States Postal Service, Washington, DC

Category: Transforming the "Brick and Mortar" Enterprise

Finalists (in alphabetical order by company):

Great Plains Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

St. John's University, Queens, New York

SureXpress, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Union Pacific Railroad, Omaha, Nebraska

West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton, Canada

"Mobile and wireless initiatives in today's enterprises are often examples of the most cutting-edge applications of technology today," said Ron Milton, Executive Vice President, Computerworld. "The organizations and professionals judged to be finalists in Computerworld's 2006 'Best Practices in Mobile & Wireless' Awards Program have demonstrated how true value can be derived from mobile and wireless enablement."

Computerworld's "Best Practices in Mobile & Wireless" Awards Program for 2006 is sponsored by Intel and Cingular Wireless.

For more information about Computerworld's Mobile & Wireless World Conference, visit .

About Computerworld

Computerworld, the "Voice of IT Management," is the most trusted source for the critical information needs of senior IT management. Computerworld's integrated offerings form the U.S.-based hub of the world's largest (58-edition) global IT media network through its weekly publication, Web site, focused conference series and custom research. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 print and online awards for editorial and design excellence, surpassing its direct competition by an order of magnitude. Recognition includes the 2004 Magazine of the Year Award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors and a Jesse H. Neal Award for "Best News Coverage." In print since 1967, Computerworld is the source for information technology management, with a guaranteed rate base of 180,050, a total print audience of 1,138,000 (IntelliQuest CIMS 2004 Business Influencer Study) and an online audience of over 1.1 million unique monthly visitors (Omniture).

Computerworld is a business unit of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media, research and events company. A privately held company, IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers, including CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Network World and PC World. The company features the largest network of technology-specific Web sites, with more than 400 around the world. IDG is also a leading producer of more than 170 computer-related events worldwide, including LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), Macworld Conference & Expo, DEMO(R) and IDC Directions. IDC provides global market research and advice through offices in 50 countries. Company information is available at .


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