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Gravitant Named a 2013 Computerworld Honors Laureate

Gravitant, a cloud services brokerage and management company, today announced that it has been named a 2013 Laureate of IDG’s Computerworld Honors Program for its ability to help organizations transform their IT departments and simplify the use of cloud technology. Computerworld’s annual Honors Program recognizes companies that demonstrate how IT can advance organizations' ability to compete, innovate, communicate and prosper.

Computerworld Honors Program Laureates were selected from more than 700 nominations to become one of 269 Laureates from 29 countries. Gravitant was chosen based on demonstrated success stories of customers using the Gravitant cloudMatrix cloud brokerage and management platform. While the promise of cloud computing is bright, it is often complex to use and manage. Gravitant’s technology tackles the complexity and provides a practical path to cloud adoption, thus helping customers truly realize the benefits of cloud computing including agility and cost optimization.

"Gravitant was founded by a team of former Fortune 500 executives that really understand the challenges associated with cloud computing, and are passionate about simplifying cloud IT," said Mohammed Farooq, CEO, Gravitant. "We are proud that our cloud-revolutionizing technology has been recognized not only by enterprises and government agencies around the world, but also by a distinguished judging panel of global industry leaders."

“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, IDG’s 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.”

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 and oral histories of Leadership Award recipients can be found at the Computerworld Honors website http://events.computerworld.com/2013Honors.

About Gravitant

Based in Austin Texas, Gravitant (www.gravitant.com) provides technology solutions that help enterprise IT organizations effectively meet business needs by optimizing their IT supply chain. We enable the pragmatic consumption of private and public cloud services to help enterprises achieve agility, responsiveness, service levels and cost optimization across multiple cloud service providers. Gravitant’s cloudMatrix presents users with a single unified interface which can be used to design, order, provision and control private, public and hybrid cloud services in an end-to-end process that can be dynamically recalibrated at any time. cloudMatrix can be white-labeled by systems integrators, service providers, and enterprises.

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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