Computerworld’s Green IT Symposium Announces Finalists for Its Inaugural “Best Practices in Green IT” Awards Program

FRAMINGHAM, MA — SEPTEMBER 02, 2008 — Computerworld, the Voice of IT Management, today announced 20 Finalists for its inaugural "Best Practices in Green IT" Awards Program. From this prestigious field, the top Honoree in each category will be announced at a Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony on September 18 during Computerworld's Green IT Symposium, taking place Sept. 17-18, 2008 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. Specifically, each category Honoree and remaining Finalists will be acknowledged with an award on stage during the ceremony.

The Finalists (in alphabetical order by company) for Computerworld's "Best Practices in Green IT" Awards Program are:

In the category of "Green IT in the Data Center," the five Finalists are:

— Avnet, Inc., (Phoenix, Arizona)

— BT Group plc, (London, United Kingdom)

— eNation Corporation, (Calgary, Alberta)

— IBM, (Somers, New York)

— Unisys Corporation, (Eagan, Minnesota)

In the category of IT Leadership in Embracing Change with Green IT: Corporate Responsibility, the five Finalists are:

— Applied Materials, (Santa Clara, California)

— Enterprise Rent-A-Car, (St Louis, Missouri)

— HSBC, (Salinas, California)

— Procter & Gamble, (Cincinnati, Ohio)

— Southern Company, (Atlanta, Georgia)

In the category of "Reducing IT Complexity Increases Green IT," the five Finalists are:

— Adelphi University, (Garden City, New York)

— Dell, Inc., (Round Rock, Texas)

— Infosys Technologies Limited, (Bangalore, Karnataka)

— Sprint Nextel, (Overland Park, Kansas)

— University of California Irvine, (Irvine, California)

In the category of "ROI in Green Computing," the five Finalists are:

— gm2 Logistics Limited, (Erith, United Kingdom)

— Indiana Office of Technology, (Indianapolis, Indiana)

— IT-Systemhaus der Bundesagentur für Arbeit (Nürnberg, Germany)

— Miami-Dade County Public Schools, (Miami, Florida)

— United States Government Printing Office (GPO), (Washington, D.C.)

"While the lower costs and environmental benefits associated with greener IT have long been proven, power consumption by the world's data centers continues to grow," said Ron Milton, executive vice president of Computerworld. "The organizations and professionals judged to be Finalists in Computerworld's inaugural 'Best Practices in Green IT' Awards Program are the early adopters and industry leaders responsible for reducing their IT organization's carbon footprint and are setting industry standards on curbing power consumption, environmental danger, and ongoing costs."

Computerworld's "Best Practices in Green IT" Awards Program is sponsored by Accenture.

For more information about Computerworld's Green IT Symposium, please visit www.greenitsymposium.com.

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