Wednesday, March 20, 2013

City Recognized as a 2013 Computerworld Honors Laureate


IDG’s Computerworld Honors Program recently announced the City of Richmond as a 2013 Laureate. The annual award program honors visionary applications of information technology promoting positive social, economic and educational change. The City received Laureate recognition in the Safety and Security category for the Automated Secure Alarm Protocol program.

“Technology continues to play a pivotal role in transforming how business and society functions. For the past 25 years the Computerworld Honors Program has had the privilege of celebrating innovative IT achievements,” said John Amato, vice president & publisher, Computerworld. “Computerworld is honored to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of the 2013 class of Laureates and to share their work. These projects demonstrate how IT can advance organizations' ability to compete, innovate, communicate and prosper.”

“Receiving Computerworld’s Honors Laureate acknowledges the outstanding achievement and advancement of our City’s Department of Information Technology and 9-1-1 staff in providing excellent service to Richmond’s residents.” said Mayor Dwight C. Jones. “The benefits of the Automated Secure Alarm Protocol program are tremendous as it reduces 9-1-1 processing times, reduces response times by first responders, and provides an extremely accurate data exchange between the alarm monitoring companies and 9-1-1 public safety answering points.”

The Computerworld Honors Program awards will be presented at the Gala Evening and Awards Ceremony on June 3, 2013 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.

About The Computerworld Honors Program
Founded by International Data Group (IDG) in 1988, The Computerworld Honors Program is governed by the not-for-profit Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation. Computerworld Honors is the longest running global program to honor individuals and organizations that use information technology to promote positive social, economic and educational change. Additional information about the program and a Global Archive of past Laureate case studies, as well as oral histories of Leadership Award recipients can be found at the Computerworld Honors website <http://events.computerworld.com/2012Honors> .


About Computerworld
Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld’s award-winning website (http://www.computerworld.com/), bi-weekly publication, focused conference series, custom solutions and custom research forms the hub of the world’s largest (40+ edition) global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT solutions providers to engage this audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3.5 million unique, monthly visitors (Omniture, August 2012) and was recognized as the Best Website by ASBPE and TABPI in 2012. Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading media, events and research company. Company information is available at http://www.idgenterprise.com/.

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