Application Development Trends ANNOUNCES 2005 INNOVATOR AWARD WINNERS

Application Development Trends ANNOUNCES 2005 INNOVATOR AWARD WINNERS

Coveted Award Recognizes Successful Development and Implementation of Innovative Applications by IT Departments

CHATSWORTH, Calif. - April 18, 2005 - Application Development Trends, a leading software trade industry publication, today announced the 2005 Innovator Award winners. For 11 years, Application Development Trends (ADT), through its Innovator Awards, has recognized IT departments that have successfully developed and implemented innovative applications that paid off with significant business and financial benefits.

"Application Development Trends congratulates our 2005 Innovator Award winners," said Michael Alexander, editor-in-chief. "What distinguishes this year's winners is that all of them revamped existing applications that were functioning well and made them even better. Rather than say, 'It's not broke, so let's not fix it; this year's winners said, 'Let's do even better.'"

Winners were judged on their project's objectives, how the objectives were achieved, and the element of risk the winners took to build and deploy their projects. Winners were chosen in six categories as follows:

Category: Data Wharehousing
Winner: Owens Coming
Category: Open Source
Category: Application Engineering
Winner: Towers Perrin
Category: E-Business Application Development
Winner: California Department of Motor Vehicles
Category: Middleware/Application Integration
Winner: Aeroplan
Category: Component-based Development
Winner: Freddie Mac

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