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									KOM Networks„¢, creator and world leading provider of storage management
solutions for secure archiving compliant data protection and retention,
today announced that Kamel Shaath has won the IDG's InfoWorld Technology
Leadership Award as the sole winner in the Business Leadership category.
Chief technology officers are often the unsung heroes of IT. They may
drive new technology development for customer-facing and/or internal use.
They may manage and improve the core technology that underpins the
business operations. In any case, they translate the promise of
technology into business benefit. Each year, the InfoWorld Technology
Leadership Awards honor senior IT executives who have demonstrated
leadership within their companies and in the IT community.   -œTechnology
leadership is more important than ever, given the strong pressures on all
organizations due to the recent recession to figure out how to grow again
with fewer resources. But leadership is not just about making the best in
tough times, but of seeing what others do not and acting on that vision.
With several technology trends coalescing into a fundamental
consumerization that changes not only the technology mix but also user
expectations as to their role in technology, the landscape in which
technology leadership has changed. It's no longer the province of senior
IT leaders, though the cut-above thinkers among them remain in the best
position to lead. InfoWorld's first 10 Technology Leadership Awards
winners show that essential combination of creativity, vision,
management, and political savvy that are necessary to stand out from
their peers in helping their businesses grow, in rearchitecting their IT
strategies, in deploying critical technologies, and in innovation
technologies themselves. We salute these leaders, and hope they inspire
many others as well,-• said Galen Gruman, Executive Editor/News and
Features, InfoWorld. Inspired by his vision for corporate, environmental
and social responsibility, Kamel Shaath played a key role in the creation
of KOM's Junk-A-Juke Upgrade Program. -œThis effort was about business
leadership beyond the confines of the IT role, and Shaath found a way to
leverage his business operations to help clients by reducing disposal
costs, stand out from competitors, and help a charity hurt by the recent
recession by converting discards into donations,-• reported Gruman.
-œI am honored to be recognized with this award,-• said Kamel Shaath,
CTO, KOM Networks. -œThis is a great recognition from InfoWorld, a
prestigious publication, for the efforts and commitment that our KOM
family has undertaken with this program. We draw inspiration from our
surroundings and especially our customers. Recognizing that innovation is
often inhibited by budgetary constraints as well as vendor and technology
lock-down, this program has allowed us to share in our own good fortunes
as we celebrate our 42nd year in business and address the needs of our
customers while paving the road for others to pay-it-forward. We have
seized an opportunity to leverage obsolete storage devices that customers
are sometimes forced to use because of budgetary constraints, or have to
spend money to discard, and provide them with a vehicle to move into a
state-of-the-art secure archive solution while safeguarding our
environment through recycling and then using those proceeds to support
the plight of hungry children.-•   About KOM Networks   KOM Networks is a
world leading provider of flexible, secure, tamper-proof data archiving
and storage management software and solutions. Over 10,000 of the
world's leading corporations have recognized KOM Networks as the most
logical, unobtrusive and secure way to store, access and protect their
data. KOM is enabling enterprises large and small a cost effective way
to improve productivity and meet compliance requirements without altering
their network infrastructure or daily business routines. The industry
pioneer holds vital industry patents for electronic file lifecycle
management, virtual file management and eWORM fixed content hard disk
archiving. Find out how KOM Networks can help you implement a
comprehensive information lifecycle solution to optimize your existing
storage environment and meet your compliance requirements. Contact us at
888-556-6462, sales@komnetworks.com or visit our website for more
information, www.komnetworks.com. About InfoWorld InfoWorld helps IT
decision makers choose the right technology, within the context of a
cohesive strategy for business impact at their organizations. 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, research, and a continued investment in the
independent InfoWorld Test Center, InfoWorld analysts and editors provide
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 International
Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and
research company. IDG's online network includes more than 450 websites
spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment
and video games worldwide. IDG also publishes more than 300 magazines and
newspapers in 85 countries. IDG's media brands include CIO, CSO,
Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World.
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 Macworld Conference & Expo,
LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Entertainment for All Expo (E for All),
DEMO, Storage Networking World, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of
IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory
services, and events. More than 900 IDC analysts in more than 90
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. All product
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