TECHNOLOGY FOR ALL® RECOGNIZED BY COMPUTERWORLD AS A 2013 COMPUTERWORLD HONORS LAUREATE

HOUSTON—March 19, 2013— IDG’s Computerworld Honors Program today announces Technology For All as a 2013 Laureate. The annual award program honors visionary applications of information technology promoting positive social, economic and educational change.

“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, 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.”

“Our organization is honored to be recognized as a 2013 Computerworld Honors Laureate”, said Dr. Will Reed, President and CEO of Technology For All. “This is a tribute to our staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to create opportunities for low-income and underserved persons so that they can fully participate in today’s digital world — opportunities that many of us take for granted.”

Since 1997, Technology For All has been working to empower low-income and under-resourced communities through the tools of technology.  Public Computer Centers and free digital literacy programs across 17 Texas counties impact the economy, create and train a viable workforce and eliminate barriers to education for over 1 million users each year.  TFA also operates an innovative broadband wireless network with Rice University that serves the community around its office in Houston, Texas.

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, as well as oral histories of Leadership Award recipients can be found at the Computerworld Honors website.

About Technology For All

Technology For All® (TFA) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization whose mission is to empower under-resourced communities through the tools of technology. TFA creates educational, economic and personal opportunities for low-income and underserved persons by working together with local community-based organizations, corporations, foundations, technology providers and public entities. For more information go to www.techforall.org .

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/.

Note: All product and company names are trademarks of their respective companies.

 

###