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Gartner Accepting Nominations for Second Annual High Performance Workplace Excellence Award


Finalists Will Present Case Studies at Gartner Portals, Content & Collaboration Summit in Orlando, March 19-21, 2007

STAMFORD, Conn., January 9, 2007 — Gartner, Inc. is accepting nominations for its second annual High Performance Workplace (HPW) Excellence Award. Nominations will be accepted via an online entry form from any end-user organization that has exhibited excellence and innovation in workplace management and technology. Nominations must be submitted by January 26, 2007.

“The high performance workplace is all about making workers as effective as possible in supporting business goals and providing value,” said Tom Austin, group vice president and Gartner Fellow. “The HPW Excellence Awards honor the company that has shown leadership in balancing investments in people, processes, physical environments and technology to measurably enhance workers’ ability to learn, discover, innovate, team and to achieve efficiency as well as financial benefits.”

Finalists will present case studies during the Gartner Portals, Content & Collaboration Summit in Orlando, Florida, March 19-21, 2007. Summit attendees will vote to select the Gartner High Performance Excellence Award winner from these finalists. The winner will be announced during the final keynote at the Summit on March 21st.

The HPW Excellence Award recognizes:

* Business Innovation— The smartest workplace investments (organizational, physical, technical, operational and others) that resulted in people creating new competitive advantages for their enterprise.
* Culture Change— Those who affected significant culture change that dramatically improved their business.
* Narrow, Fast and High Impact— Projects that combine great linkage to specific, board-level strategic initiatives, narrowly defined user groups, clearly defined, specific objectives, such as helping find and evaluate acquisition candidates and a quickly achieved, high return on investment.

A team of Gartner analysts will evaluate and select three finalists which, in Gartner’s opinion, best exemplify business value, technical implementation and best practices. Some of the key factors participants will be judged on are clarity of initial objectives and metrics, innovation, cultural sensitivity and focus, inclusiveness, synergy and generality.

More information on Gartner’s HPW Excellence Award and the online entry form are available at or on the Gartner Portals, Content & Collaboration Web site at

About Gartner Portals, Content & Collaboration Summit
The Gartner Portals, Content & Collaboration Summit is the only event designed to explain the technologies and best practices required for innovative work to happen. This 2.5-day forum looks at workplace technologies, such as portals, content management, communications tools, office suites, VoIP, collaboration support technologies and mobile devices. Analysts will discuss how these technologies are a key element in raising overall organizational productivity and employee impact. Many of the more than 40 content sessions will feature case studies and panel discussions presented by end users and industry professionals. The keynote address will be given by Don Tapscott, IT strategist and author of Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything. For complete event details, please visit the Gartner Portals, Content & Collaboration Summit Web site at Members of the media can register by contacting Christy Pettey at

About Gartner:
Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) delivers the technology-related insight necessary for its clients to make the right decisions, every day. Gartner serves 10,000 organizations, including chief information officers and other senior IT executives in corporations and government agencies, as well as technology companies and the investment community. The Company consists of Gartner Research, Gartner Executive Programs, Gartner Consulting and Gartner Events. Founded in 1979, Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.A., and has 3,700 associates, including 1,200 research analysts and consultants in 75 countries worldwide. For more information, visit


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