Application Development Trends Issues Call for Entries for 2006 Innovators

Application Development Trends Issues Call for Entries for 2006 Innovators Awards

Prestigious Award Recognizes Successful Implementation of Innovative Applications

CHATSWORTH, Calif.—October 31, 2005Application Development Trends (ADT), a leading software trade industry publication, today issued a call for entries for the 12th Annual Innovator Awards competition. These awards honor IT teams who have implemented unique application development and deployment projects to solve pressing business problems. The deadline for all entries is December 15, 2005.

“Past award winners have demonstrated why software is the single most valuable component of a company’s IT infrastructure,” said Peter Hutchinson, publisher, ADTs. “Any investment in hardware can be duplicated--everyone can buy the same computers, networks, and peripherals. But no two companies use the same software. Corporate software embodies and leverages unique market knowledge and unique ways of doing business. Software innovators are market leaders,” continued Hutchinson.

The Innovator Awards competition is open to all corporate development organizations. Awards are presented in six categories: middleware/application integration, component-based development, application engineering, e-business application development, open-source development, and data warehousing. The 2005 winners were Aeroplan, Freddie Mac, Towers Perrin, California Department of Motor Vehicles, www.1up.com, and Owens Corning.

“If there is one attribute that all Innovator Award winners share, it’s that they are not content to maintain the status quo, even when their systems are working as well as planned,” said Michael Alexander, editor-in-chief. “Instead, they look at the processes they’ve implemented and ask, ‘How can we make them better?’ ”

The entries are judged by ADT editors and a team of consultants at ADT’s partner, Keane, a premier business and IT services company since 1965. This year, winners will be profiled in the April 2006 issue of ADT.
For more information or to get an application, visit www.adtmag.com/innovatorawards.

About ADT
With a circulation of 65,000, ADT is a critical read for senior software decision makers. Covering the latest enterprise application news, trends and best practices, ADT provides readers with the need-to-know information to tackle the broad range of issues enterprises must cope with every day. For more information, visit www.adtmag.com.

About 101communications
Founded in 1998, 101communications is an integrated media company targeting the information technology community. Reaching more than 1.5 million IT professionals around the world, 101's portfolio includes magazines, conferences and extensive digital offerings. For more information, visit www.101com.com.

Contact: Tracy Cook, Associate Publisher, (818) 734-1520, tcook@101com.com

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