Data Guard Systems Honored As 2007 Laureate By The Computerworld Honors Program
Global Information Technology Awards Foundation Pays Tribute to Individuals and Organizations that Use Information Technology to Benefit Society
CAMBRIDGE, MA - MAY 30, 2007 — Data Guard Systems has been recognized as a 2007 Laureate by IDG's Computerworld Honors Program. This year's Honorees will be commemorated during the Annual Laureate Medal Ceremony and Gala Awards Evening on June 4, 2007, at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.
Founded by International Data Group (IDG) in 1988, the Computerworld Honors Program is governed by the not-for-profit Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation. Now in its 19th year, the Computerworld Honors Program is the longest-running global program to honor individuals and organizations that use information technology to benefit society.
"Each year, the Computerworld Honors Program seeks to recognize organizations, from a variety of sectors, for their ongoing efforts to utilize technology in order to benefit society," said Ron Milton, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation and Executive Vice President of Computerworld. "We are proud to provide a platform to publicly acknowledge these contributions."
The program's Chairmen's Committee — a group of 100 Chairmen/CEOs of global technology companies — nominate individuals and organizations worldwide for consideration. From these nominations, the Laureates are chosen to be honored at the Laureate Medal Ceremony by an independent board of CIO-level judges. This year, Data Guard Systems was nominated by Dell, Inc., and was subsequently honored as one of the 2007 Laureates.
Dell nominated Data Guard in recognition of its positive work in reducing datacenter energy consumption. Data Guard's consolidation and virtualization work lowered datacenter power consumption by eighty percent (80%). Reducing overall power consumption allows Data Guard, as an ASP, to directly pass these costs savings on to countless small and medium-sized businesses that depend on the company for their various software services.
At the same time — and of greater, global importance — this work allows Data Guard to minimize their impact on the environment by eliminating wasteful power usage. With both the federal government and the private sector consuming power at an alarming and accelerated pace, even the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has voiced their concerns. In their April 23rd preliminary draft report, the EPA states that the amount of power used by datacenter facilities will increase seventy-five percent (75%) by 2011. Data Guard's consolidation and virtualization work are premier examples of how technology companies can reduce their own power consumption with absolutely no degradation of quality or service.
The record of Data Guard's work and other Laureates' technology achievements honored by the Computerworld Honors Program are preserved and archived in over 350 universities, museums and research institutions worldwide. There is also a global archive of Laureates and case studies online at the Computerworld Honors website: www.cwhonors.org.
"We are truly honored to be recognized as a Computerworld Honors Laureate," said Timothy Maliyil, President of Data Guard Systems. "And we would like to extend our humble thanks to Dell for nominating Data Guard and its consolidation project. The acknowledgement by our peers and colleagues for our work to help conserve energy and the continuing positive impact for our clientele are truly gratifying. It is our sincere hope that this case study can help serve as a 'real' example to other companies of how leveraging advanced technology directly benefits not only their business and their clients but also the world itself."
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About Data Guard Systems
Data Guard Systems, Inc., based in Cambridge, MA, is a leading developer and marketer of online business management software. Its premier product CellularManager® Cellular POS offers a comprehensive suite of data management, enterprise synchronization tools and paperless document management with complete point-of-sale integration to independent wireless and cellular retailers, distributors, and master agents.
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