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The Best Technology White Papers

Boston, MA, June 26, 2002--
Bitpipe, Inc., the leading syndicator of in-depth information technology content, is pleased to announce the winners of the Second Annual White Paper Awards.

The Awards were co-sponsored by several leading technology media organizations, including InformationWeek, IT World Canada, Network Computing, PR Newswire, and ZDNet UK. Awards were presented in the four categories of Computer Hardware, Software, Networking and Telecommunications, and IT Services. Winning papers, chosen from hundreds of submitted entries, were judged on overall editorial quality, format/presentation, and end-user utility. Winners will receive promotion and recognition in the IT community, including special listings on Bitpipe (www.bitpipe.com) and the co-sponsor websites.

The winners are:

Computer Hardware:
1st Place: TriActive, Inc., Calculating Your Total Cost of Ownership

Honorable Mentions: Dell, Inc., Server Blades: An Emerging Server Architecture

Exabyte Corporation, Why Choose Native Fibre Channel Backup?



Software:
1st Place: IONA Technologies PLC, Using Model Driven Architecture to Develop Web Services

Honorable Mentions: Extended Systems, Inc., Tapping the Power of Enterprise: A Step-by-Step Guide to Successful Handheld Integration

Internet Security Systems, Inc., Risk Exposure Through Instant Messaging and Peer-to-Peer Network



Networking and Telecommunications:
1st Place: Hitachi Data Systems, Developing Return on Investment and Business Case Support for SANs

Honorable Mentions: OpenReach, Inc., Demystifying VPN

NetIQ Corporation, Planning for VoIP



IT Services:
1st Place: BlueStar Solutions, Inc., Is Application Outsourcing Right for Your Business?

Honorable Mentions: EDS, Future Proofing the Back Office and Processing Utilities in the Financial Services Industry

TriActive, Inc., Optimizing Your Help Desk Processes



The winning papers can be accessed at: http://www.bitpipe.com/wpawards.html

Judging the awards were nine distinguished panelists with exceptional expertise in the fields of technology writing, reporting, and analysis:

Alan Alper - Gomez, Inc.
Greg Enright - Network World Canada
Michael MacMillan - ITWorld Canada
Larry Marion - Triangle Publishing Services
Valerie O'Connell - Aberdeen Group
Jerry Ryan - White Paper Authors Network
Brad Shimmin - Network Computing
Rusty Weston - InformationWeek
Kristin Zhivago - Zhivago Marketing Partners

The White Paper Awards were established to recognize outstanding white papers. A white paper provides an overview of a technology product, trend, solution, service, or architecture. In doing so, it outlines the importance of the topic and the thinking behind its structure compared to other alternatives. White papers are widely used by technology vendors as a way to communicate and explain in-depth information. They are highly valued by technology and business decision makers as a way to understand and learn about technology.

Were pleased to continue to recognize and reward the best writers of the most effective and educational technology white papers. We received over 400 high quality entries from hundreds of companies around the world. This demonstrates once again that the technology white paper is a well established medium that continues to be valued by technology buyers and marketers alike said Jay Habegger, CEO of Bitpipe.

"There were some very high quality papers in this years awards, which made the judging very competitive, says InformationWeek.com editor, Rusty Weston. "This years winners exemplify the best practices in the creation of great white papers: high utility for the reader, low marketing jargon, and high educational content. InformationWeek is proud to sponsor the White Paper Awards and recognizes the impact white papers have in the IT buying process."

About Bitpipe
Bitpipe Inc. (http://www.bitpipe.com) is the leading syndicator of in-depth information technology (IT) content. Bitpipe distributes content from over 3,500 leading IT vendors and over 60 top analyst firms including Gartner, IDC, Aberdeen Group, Meta Group, and Yankee Group via the Bitpipe Network. The Bitpipe Network reaches over 21.7 million unique visitors through agreements with ZDNet, InformationWeek, COMDEX, Network Computing, ITworld, Computerworld, TechRepublic and over 60 other leading IT and business-related websites (http://www.bitpipe.com/partners).

Contact:
Steve Woit
Bitpipe, Inc.
[email protected]
(617) 350-7771 x 259

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