February 21st Deadline Approaching for SNW’s “Best Practices” Awards Program

FRAMINGHAM, MA – January 27, 2011 – IDG's Computerworld — the leading IT media brand dedicated to providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results — in conjunction with the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), and SNW, are seeking IT user-organization case study submissions across the following five categories for their Best Practices Awards Program.

Best Practices in Adopting Emerging and Innovative Technologies

Best Practices in Data and Information Management

Best Practices in IT Consolidation, IT Efficiency and Data Center Design

Best Practices in Storage Resiliency, Data Protection and Recovery

Best Practices in Virtualization and Cloud Computing

A panel of judges will select five finalists — including one winner — in each category and all winners and finalists will be recognized at SNW Spring 2011, taking place April 4-7, 2011, at the Hyatt Regency Silicon Valley / Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California. Additionally, award winning organizations will be named on the SNW conference website (www.snwusa.com [http://www.snwusa.com]), in an event press release, and may be featured in a special Computerworld supplement. Qualified and nominated IT end-users will each receive complimentary registrations to attend SNW and winners and finalists will be entitled to use the SNW awards logo to promote the achievement on their corporate website and in marketing collateral.

Eligible nominees are exclusively IT end-user organizations and nominations 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.

The deadline for receipt of nominations submitted to the following link is

Monday, February 21, 2011: http://bestpractices.computerworld.com/2011/SNW/ [http://bestpractices.computerworld.com/2011/SNW/]

For category details and to submit a nomination, please visit: http://bestpractices.computerworld.com/2011/SNW/ [http://bestpractices.computerworld.com/2011/SNW/].

For more information about the Best Practices Awards Program, contact Joy Latino at jlatino@computerworld.com.

More information about SNW can be found at www.snwusa.com [http://www.snwusa.com].

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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 (http://www.computerworld.com [http://www.computerworld.com]), 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 13 American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) awards in 2009, 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 www.idgenterprise.com [http://www.idgenterprise.com].

About the SNIA

The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is a not-for-profit global organization, made up of some 400 member companies spanning virtually the entire storage industry. SNIA's mission is to lead the storage industry worldwide in developing and promoting standards, technologies, and educational services to empower organizations in the management of information. To this end, the SNIA is uniquely committed to delivering standards, education, and services that will propel open storage networking solutions into the broader market. For additional information, visit the SNIA Web site at www.snia.org [http://www.snia.org].

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