Network Appliance Selected for CMP Media InformationWeek 500
Sunnyvale, Calif. - September 21, 2004 -- Network Appliance,
Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP), the leader in advanced networked storage
solutions for today's data-intensive enterprise, announced that it
has been named to CMP Media LLC's InformationWeek 500, a
prestigious listing of the most innovative users of information
technology in the United States.
For 16 years, the InformationWeek 500 has
tracked organizations' IT agendas, providing a unique opportunity
to understand and examine their business practices across core
areas of technology operations. Companies named to this list
demonstrate a pattern of technological and organizational
innovation. NetApp is among the 500 companies recognized for IT
innovation this year.
"Network Appliance is honored to be named to
the InformationWeek 500," said Scot Klimke, chief information
officer at Network Appliance. "The agile IT practices and systems
that Network Appliance has implemented allows us to react quickly
to new market opportunities, advance our strategic alliance
relationships, and to grow our business by building powerful and
long-lasting customer relationships."
The InformationWeek 500 is the most detailed
source of industry-specific IT budget data. The research project
gathered in-depth information directly from companies about how
they approach and prioritize their IT investments. The research
identified and ranked the companies following an extensive online
and phone study.
InformationWeek helps more than 440,000 Business Technology
Professionals who buy, build and manage technology drive business
innovation powered by technology. In addition to the weekly
magazine, InformationWeek provides a platform of information
solutions including www.informationweek.com, InformationWeek
Research, InformationWeek Events, which includes the
InformationWeek Conference for Business Technology Executives and
the InformationWeek Daily, an e-mail news service. In May 2003 in
conjunction with Optimize, InformationWeek launched its Media
Network. The Media Network consists of Optimize and Government
Enterprise, as well as its Vertical Industry Network publications -
Bank Systems & Technology, Insurance & Technology and Wall
Street & Technology. InformationWeek is consistently recognized
for its commitment to excellence and innovation, receiving several
of the industry's top media accolades including top spots in BtoB
Magazine's annual Media Power 50, as well as awards from ASBPE and
Circulation Management magazine.
About CMP Media LLC
CMP Media LLC (www.cmp.com) is a leading integrated media company
providing essential information and marketing services to the
entire technology spectrum-the builders, sellers and users of
technology worldwide. Capitalizing on its editorial strength, CMP
is uniquely positioned to offer marketers comprehensive, integrated
media solutions tailored to meet their individual needs. Its
diverse products and services include newspapers, magazines,
Internet products, and research, direct marketing services,
education and training, trade shows and conferences, and custom
About Network Appliance
Network Appliance is a world leader in unified storage solutions
for today's data-intensive enterprise. Since its inception in 1992,
Network Appliance has delivered technology, product, and partner
firsts that continue to drive "The evolution of storage.™"
Information about Network Appliance™ solutions and services
is available at www.netapp.com.
Voce Communications for Network Appliance, Inc.