IT Executives Again Name TriGeo Network Security Best Midmarket IT Solution, and Rackspace Best Midmarket Strategy

After Two Days of Face-to-Face Demos, IT Executives Select Real-World Bests at IT Business Edge's Midmarket CIO Forum

LOUISVILLE, KY – April 19, 2011 – Tech publisher IT Business Edge has announced the winners of the Midmarket CIO Forum Spring 2011 Awards, tallied from ballots from senior IT executives that attended the company's unique conference held in Miami. Based on the results of on-site polling of midmarket IT executives, TriGeo Network Security has been awarded the Best Midmarket Solution and Rackspace (NYSE: RAX) has been named as Best Midmarket Strategy.

The innovative Midmarket CIO Forum is unlike traditional conferences and trade shows, bringing IT executives and vendors together for a series of rapid-fire small group meetings where attendees explore technologies and products relevant to their business. This allows C-level and executive-level midmarket IT professionals to source technology solutions, build professional relationships, and refine best practices.

Voting was held on the final day of the event among all pre-qualified attendees to honor top technology companies focused on serving their needs as midmarket organizations. The Best Midmarket Solution — the product/solution that is best suited to specifically meet the needs of the midmarket — was awarded to TriGeo Network Security for the third time in a row; they were also voted The Best Midmarket Solution in March and November, 2010. Rackspace was awarded The Best Midmarket Strategy for the second time in a row, voted as the company with the most innovative and aggressive approach towards targeting midmarket organizations through product development, innovation and marketing techniques; they also won in November 2010.

Spring 2011 Midmarket CIO Forum Award winners and nominees:

Best Midmarket Solution: TriGeo Network Security
        Nominees were: BeyondTrust, Laplink, Rackspace (NYSE: RAX)

Best Midmarket Strategy: Rackspace (NYSE: RAX)
        Nominees were: Laplink, Thinking Phone Networks, TriGeo Network Security

"We congratulate all of our nominees and, of course, our return winners TriGeo and Rackspace," said Phil Branon, president, IT Business Edge. "Unlike other awards, ours are decided by pre-qualified IT decision makers who have interacted with the nominees, face-to-face, for two days. These winners are chosen at the event from among some of the most impressive Midmarket technology providers in the industry, making this honor hard-won and truly deserved."

The fall 2011 Midmarket CIO Forum will be on November 13 - 15 at the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, California. Planning is under way for the 2012 events, including the spring Forum on April 1 - 3, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida. For more information on IT Business Edge events, or to register for consideration to attend either of the upcoming IT Business Edge Midmarket CIO Forums, visit Senior technology executives interested in applying for an invitation can also contact Hilary Badoian at 502-415-7597, extension 101. Companies wishing to sponsor upcoming IT Business Edge events should contact Rose Booth at 502-415-7597, extension 108.

About IT Business Edge

IT Business Edge is the online media innovator that provides actionable, practical content for business-technology decision makers and multi-leveled, targeted marketing programs for IT vendors. The blogs, downloadable tools, news and interviews provided on the IT Business Edge website focus on strategies and tactics IT decision makers confront every day, shunning the tech-enthusiast and consumer perspectives that dilute content on other technology sites. As a result, IT Business Edge offers advertisers an audience highly focused on IT purchases, with engagement opportunities that range from brand awareness campaigns to customized lead-generation programs, as well as face-to-face meetings in small-group and one-on-one settings. IT Business Edge is published by Louisville, Ky.-based NarrowCast Group, LLC.

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Amy Phoenix       
IT Business Edge
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