• Press Release

    June 08, 2005

    General Motors Executive Receives EMC Information Leadership Award at Computerworld Honors Gala

    EMC Customers Turner Broadcasting and Acxiom Corporation Also Received 21st Century Achievement Awards At The Gala

    Hopkinton, - June 08, 2005 -

    EMC Corporation, the world leader in information storage and management, announced today that Ralph Szygenda, Group Vice President and CIO at General Motors, received this year's EMC Information Leadership Award for his expertise, vision and innovation in information management. Additionally, EMC customers Turner Broadcasting and Acxiom Corporation were honored with 21st Century Achievement Awards. The recipients were recognized during the annual Computerworld Honors Awards gala on Monday night in Washington, D.C.

    "Four years ago EMC established the Information Leadership Award to salute individuals who have harnessed the repositories of intelligence within their IT systems to transform the way their businesses operate and create innovative products and services," said Michael C. Ruettgers, EMC's Chairman of the Board. "Ralph has played a leadership role in the business process transformation of GM. He developed, articulated and championed a corporate-wide vision of information technology and drove the enabling power of digital information into every nook of GM's operations."

    Turner and Acxiom were among the 48 finalists, in 10 categories, chosen by an academy of distinguished judges to attend the June 6 event. The prestigious Computerworld Honors Collection, which will be archived in libraries, museums and academic and research institutions around the world, will serve as primary source material for scholars and as a resource for individuals who hope to use information technology to create solutions to address their own challenges. The collection is comprised of case studies from 54 countries.

    Turner Broadcasting / Turner Entertainment received the 21st Century Achievement Award in the Media, Arts & Entertainment category. Turner's nomination explored how the company's digital media optimization project based on EMC platforms and software has addressed audience dis-aggregation to make a rich selection of programming available to viewers in their preferred environment.

    Axciom Corporation received the 21st Century Achievement Award in the Business & Related Services category. Acxiom developed the Customer Information Infrastructure (CII) based on an innovative grid-computing infrastructure and processing architecture to address the increasing information management and time-to-market needs of the company and its clients. The development of CII resulted in Acxiom cost-effectively scaling its operations to meet the growing and evolving client needs, delivering greater levels of service and better managing two petabytes of company and client data.

    "The Computerworld Honors Program recognizes those who have demonstrated outstanding and visionary applications of technology," said Bob Carrigan, president and CEO of Computerworld, the Voice of IT Management, and chairman of the Chairmen's Committee of the Computerworld Honors Program. "The organizations represented in this year's Collection have proven themselves to be leaders in their fields through creative thinking, fresh ideas and long-range vision."

    Case studies from the 2005 Computerworld Honors Collection will be available at http://www.cwheroes.org, the official site of the Computerworld Honors Program, where the entire Collection is available to scholars, researchers and the general public worldwide. In addition, the Collection is distributed annually to the Honors Program's Archival Partners around the world. These partners include some of the world's finest research and scholarly institutions, each of which has generously agreed to include the Collection in its archives.

    About the EMC Information Leadership Award

    In its fourth year, the EMC Information Leadership Award recognizes individuals whose unusually deep understanding of the value of information has led them to play a central role in transforming its use for the benefit of society. A nominating committee comprising leaders in government, technology and education selected the winner.

    About the Computerworld Honors Program

    Governed by the Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation, a Massachusetts not-for-profit corporation founded by International Data Group (IDG) in 1988, the Computerworld Honors Program searches for and recognizes individuals and organizations who have demonstrated vision and leadership as they strive to use information technology in innovative ways across 10 categories: Business and Related Services; Education and Academia; Environment, Energy and Agriculture; Finance, Insurance and Real Estate; Government and Non-Profit Organizations; Manufacturing; Media, Arts and Entertainment; Medicine; Science; and Transportation. Each year, the Computerworld Honors Chairmen's Committee nominates organizations that are using information technology to improve society for inclusion in the Computerworld Honors Online Archive and the Collections of the Global Archives. The Global Archives represents the 100-plus institutions from more than 30 countries that include the Computerworld Honors Collection in their archives and libraries.

    About EMC

    EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) is the world leader in products, services and solutions for information storage and management that help organizations extract the maximum value from their information, at the lowest total cost, across every point in the information lifecycle. Information about EMC's products and services can be found at www.EMC.com.

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