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IDG's InfoWorld Names Top Technologies Impacting IT in 2007

Annual Technology of the Year Awards Honor 41 Innovative Solutions

January 3, 2007; 02:47 AM
IDG's InfoWorld, the leading integrated media brand for IT solutions management, today announced the recipients of its 2007 Technology of the Year honors, recognizing 41 products across 40 categories. The annual awards identify the highest scoring products and technologies, reviewed in the past year by the InfoWorld Test Center, that promise to make the greatest impact in the coming year. InfoWorld’s Technology of the Year Awards are not open to outside nominations, with final selections made by InfoWorld's Test Center analysts and editors. Results appear on InfoWorld.com, as well as the Jan. 1 print edition.

"The annual Technology of the Year Awards highlight the best products reviewed by the InfoWorld Test Center in the past year that are defining, and often redefining, the role of IT,” said Steve Fox, InfoWorld’s editor in chief. “Regardless of category, innovation thrives across enterprise IT.”

InfoWorld's 2007 Technology of the Year Award winners include:

Adobe Flex 2 (Best Rich Internet Application Platform)

Altiris Software Virtualization Solution 2.0 (Best Application

Apple Mac Pro (Best Desktop/Workstation)

Apple MacBook Pro (Best Notebook)

Backbase 3.2 (Best AJAX Toolkit)

Blue Lane PatchPoint G/450 (Vulnerability Management Innovator)

Cisco 2811 Integrated Services Router (Best SOBO Services

Dojo (Best Open Source AJAX Kit)

Elemental Security Platform 2.0 (Best Security Compliance Management)

EMC Infoscape (Best Data Classification Solution)

Extreme BlackDiamond 10808 and 8810 (Best 10-Gig Switching

Fair Isaac Blaze Advisor 6.1 (Best Business Rule Management)

HP StorageWorks 600 All-in-One Storage System (Best Unified Storage
for SMBs)

HP StorageWorks RISS 1.1 (Best E-Mail Archiving Solution)

IronPort C-Series v. 4.0 (Best Anti-Spam - tie)

Klocwork K7 v. 7 (Best Source Code Analyzer)

Liferay Portal 4.0 (Best Open Source Portal)

Network Physics NetSensory NP-500 (Best Network Analysis Solution)

NewsGator Enterprise Server 1.4 (Best Enterprise RSS Manager)

Parasoft Jtest 8 (Best Java Test Tool)

PremiTech Performance Guard 4.1 (Performance Management Innovator)

Quest Availability Manager for Exchange 2.0 (Best Exchange HA

Riverbed Steelhead 3.0 (Best WAN Accelerator)

Scalent Virtual Operating Environment 2.0 (Adaptive Infrastructure

SealedMedia E-DRM 5.0 (Best Enterprise DRM)

SonicWall Pro 2040 (Best Unified Threat Management)

Spectra T120 (Best Mid-Tier Tape Library)

Stratus ftServer W Series 4300 (Best Fault-Tolerant Server)

Sun Fire X4200 (Best Server)

Sun Fire X4600 (Best High-Performance Server)

Sun NetBeans 5.5 (Java IDE Innovator)

Surgient Virtual QA/Test Management System 5.0 (Best Virtual Lab

Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 (Best Linux Desktop)

SWsoft Virtuozzo 3.0 (Best Server Virtualization (OS Virtualization))

Symantec Mail Security 4.1 (Best Anti-Spam - tie)

Traction TeamPage 3.7 (Best Enterprise Wiki)

Vivisimo Velocity 5 (Best Enterprise Search)

VMware Infrastructure 3 (Best Server Virtualization (Hardware

Vontu 5.0 (Best Data Leak Prevention)

Zenprise 1.0 (Best Exchange Troubleshooting)

Zimbra Collaboration Suite 3.0 (Application Innovator)

About InfoWorld Media Group

InfoWorld Media Group helps IT solutions management choose the right technology, within the context of a cohesive strategy, for business impact at their organizations. Rather than merely covering the enterprise technology market, InfoWorld identifies and promotes emerging technology segments that add unique value for the organizations that implement them, as well as the vendors that provide those solutions. Using an integrated communications approach including online, events, a weekly print publication, research, and a continued investment in an independent Test Center, InfoWorld analysts and editors provide both hands-on analysis and evaluation, as well as expert commentary on issues surrounding emerging technologies and products. Visit InfoWorld at http://www.infoworld.com.

About International Data Group (IDG)

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries including CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG’s online network includes more than 450 Web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment and gaming worldwide. IDG’s lead generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers.

IDG is a leading producer of more than 750 technology-related events including LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Macworld Conference & Expo, DEMO, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 850 IDC analysts in 50 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends.

Additional information about IDG, a privately held company, is available at http://www.idg.com.

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