PHOENIX -- April 1, 2004 -- Today, Storage Networking World (SNW) announced the winners of its "Best Practices in Storage" Awards Program for spring 2004. Winners will receive a memento commemorating their award during a special ceremony held at SNW, which takes place April 5-8, 2004, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort in Phoenix, Ariz.

The SNW is an educational conference co-owned by Computerworld and the Storage Networking Industry Association and is said to be the world's largest and most comprehensive storage networking conference series. Twice a year, as part of the conference, the "Best Practices in Storage" Awards Program honors end-user case studies that demonstrate exemplary deployment of storage technology.

Awards are conferred in five individual program categories: Systems Implementation; Storage Reliability and Data Recovery; Innovation and Promise; Industry Regulation Compliance and Corporate Governance; and Data Lifecycle Management. This spring's winners included organizations such as the American Red Cross, Barclays Bank PLC, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Nationwide Insurance and the Public Broadcasting Service.

"Storage is playing a vital role as the technology sector slowly but surely rebounds, because of its ability to improve business practices," said Leo Leger, vice president of Strategic Initiatives for Computerworld. "Our 'Best Practices in Storage' Award Program demonstrates how omnipresent storage networking technology has become when Barclays Bank -- a global financial services leader -- shares the spotlight with Make-A-Wish Foundation, one of America's most beloved charities."

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Blake Harris  |  Contributing Editor