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The Computerworld Honors Program Recognizes 10 Laureates With the 21st Century Achievement Award

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FRAMINGHAM, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/05/12 -- IDG's Computerworld Honors Program, honoring visionary applications of information technology promoting positive social, economic and educational change, announces the 2012 21st Century Achievement Award winners. One Laureate from each of the ten categories was singled out for special recognition by the Program Judges as the best in their category. In all, 200 Laureates from more than 25 countries were honored.

The 21st Century Achievement Award winners, recognized at the 24th Annual Honors Awards Program and Gala Evening in Washington, D.C., were:

---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Award Category Honoree Organization Case Study Project Name ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Collaboration DataDyne EpiSurveyor ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Digital Access Curriki Curriki ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Economic Development USDA NRCS Cloud Services Innovation Platform ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Emerging Technology OhioHealth OhioHealth Mobile App ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Environment Fujitsu Limited Great East Japan Earthquake Response Program ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Health HP Early Infants Diagnosis in Kenya ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Human Services NAV, the Norwegian Labour Norwegian Labour and and Welfare Administration Welfare Administration (NAV) Pension Program ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Innovation Novartis International SMS for Life - Fighting Malaria in Africa ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Safety & Security Commonwealth of JNET Facial Recognition Pennsylvania Justice System Network ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Training & Education Trust for the Americas Partnership in Opportunities for Employment through Technology in the Americas (POETA) Accessible ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Several individuals were also recognized during the ceremony for their innovative use of technology.

The Morgan Stanley Leadership Award for Global Commerce, which recognizes an individual whose personal leadership has made a critical contribution to the effective use of information technology throughout the world, was presented to Reid Hoffman, Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, LinkedIn Corporation; and Partner, Greylock Partners.

The Dell Wyse Global Vision Award honored the Franklin-McKinley School District, Bloomington Public School District #87/IlliniCloud, Loveland Public Library, and Seattle Children's Hospital for their innovative use of virtualization and cloud technologies.

"Last night, the Computerworld Honors Program recognized 200 innovative uses of technology that are benefiting society. The gathering of IT visionaries from more than 25 countries reinforces that IT capabilities can span the globe to not only provide business value but positive social change," said John Amato, vice president/publisher of Computerworld. "The level of enthusiasm and emotion demonstrated by Laureates and 21st Century Achievement Award Winners was remarkable, and comments from Brook Colangelo, Chief Information Officer for the Office of Administration in the Executive Office of the President, left me inspired. I eagerly look forward to watching these projects continue to provide a positive impact."

More information, including the complete list of 2012 Computerworld Honors Laureates, is available at the Computerworld Honors website ( In addition, articles on the 21st Century Achievement Award winners are posted on

About Computerworld Honors Program
Founded by International Data Group (IDG) in 1988, The Computerworld Honors Program is governed by the not-for-profit Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation. Computerworld Honors is the longest running global program to honor individuals and organizations that use information technology to promote positive social, economic and educational change. Additional information about the program and a Global Archive of past Laureate case studies and oral histories of Leadership Award recipients can be found at the Computerworld Honors website (

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 (, 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 Magazine of the Year by American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) awards in 2010, 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 3.4 million unique, monthly visitors (Omniture, March 2012). 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

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