University of Pittsburgh
June 9, 2008

University of Pittsburgh Recognized by IDG's "Computerworld" Honors Program for Data Storage, Guest Wireless Projects

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PITTSBURGH-Two University of Pittsburgh projects-involving implementation of an innovative enterprise storage solution and guest wireless computing access-were recognized as Laureates by the IDG's "Computerworld" Honors Program during the 20th Annual Laureates Medal Ceremony and Gala Awards Evening June 2 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.

Since 2003, the "Computerworld" Honors Program has selected the University of Pittsburgh for more than 15 awards for computing projects.

""Computerworld" is a widely respected publication in the IT world, and we are honored to be recognized again by its Honors Program," said Jinx Walton, director of Pitt's Computing Services and Systems Development (CSSD).

The Pitt winning projects were:

"Enterprise Storage Solution Provides Cost Savings and Improved Infrastructure," an entry in the Business and Related Services category. The IBM Corp. nominated Pitt for this award; and

"Providing Guest Wireless Access in a Large University Environment," an entry in the Education and Academia category. The nominating company for this award was Cisco.

For two decades, the "Computerworld" Honors Program has acknowledged those individuals and organizations that have used information technology to benefit society.

"Each year, the "Computerworld" Honors Program seeks to recognize organizations, from a variety of sectors, for their ongoing efforts to utilize technology in order to benefit society," said Ron Milton, chair of the Board of Trustees for the "Computerworld" Information Technology Awards Foundation and executive vice president of "Computerworld." "We are proud to provide a platform to publicly acknowledge these contributions."

The "Computerworld" Honors Program unites chairs and CEOs of the world's foremost information technology companies to recognize the most outstanding user achievements in technology each year.

The technology achievements honored by this program are preserved and protected in national archives and in more than 350 universities, museums, and research institutions throughout the world. Each year, members of the Chairmen's Committee, a group of 100 chairs and CEOs of global technology companies, nominate individuals and organizations around the world whose visionary applications of information technology promotes positive social and economic progress.

Independent of the Laureate recognition, the "Computerworld"Honors Program also annually presents its Leadership Awards, each designed to honor the extraordinary achievements of selected individuals whose positive contributions to the IT revolution have left an indelible mark on the world.

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