AVID Group® today announced that it has been selected by Computerworld as a finalist of its “Best Practices in Storage" Awards Program. The award identifies and acknowledges excellence among users of storage IT solutions and approaches. Honorees will be announced Nov. 2 the Gala Evening at Storage Networking World (SNW) at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes Resort in Orlando, Fla. SNW, which concluded yesterday at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes Resort in Orlando, Florida, is co-owned by IDG’s Computerworld, the “Voice of IT Management," and the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA).
A wide range of IT end-user companies and organizations responded to an initial “call for nominations," which was originally announced to multiple industry audiences, including Computerworld subscribers responsible for storage IT management. Finalists were evaluated by a panel of judges based on case study submissions that profiled the company, its IT department and infrastructure project management challenges, as well as application deployment details, summaries of the key technology used and measurable solution outcomes.
Sponsored by EMC, Computerworld’s “Best Practices in Storage" Awards Program identifies and acknowledges excellence among users of storage technology in the following categories:
- Planning, Designing and Building a Strategic Storage Infrastructure
- Storage Reliability and Data Recovery
- Securing the Storage portress
- Systems Implementation
- Innovation and Promise
“IT storage is one of the fastest growing sectors in the technology industry, and these finalists have shown they are leading the innovation and unique use of the evolving technologies," said Ron Milton, Executive Vice President of Computerworld. “The organizations and professionals judged to be finalists in Computerworld’s Fall 2006 ‘Best Practices in Storage’ Awards Program have demonstrated to be at the forefront of managing today’s storage technology."