Awards Categories for 2012

The 2012 Computerworld Honors Program recognizes those organizations which create and use information technology to promote and advance the public welfare, benefit society and change the world for the better.  The categories are:
 

Collaboration

Recognizes organizations for the innovative use of IT to promote knowledge-sharing and enable collaboration on mutually beneficial economic, social, environmental,   health or research initiatives across organizations, industries, countries and/or continents.

Digital Access

Recognizes organizations for the innovative application of IT to extend the distribution of digital information and access to Web-based programs and services to previously underserved populations.

Economic Development

Recognizes organizations for the innovative use of IT to create, enable, improve or expand business and job opportunities, advance a positive work environment and/or provide support for entrepreneurs.
Emerging Technology

Recognizes organizations for the bold and innovative creation or use of leading-edge and largely unproven technology to advance programs and services that benefit humanity. 

Environment

Recognizes organizations for the innovative application of IT to reduce waste, conserve energy or create and implement new products, processes, programs or services to help solve global or regional environmental problems.

Health

Recognizes organizations for the innovative use of IT to conduct research; develop new diagnostic or treatment methods and services;  improve the safety and quality of patient care; or improve access to, or the affordability of, health care.

Human Services

Recognizes organizations for the innovative use of IT to effectively develop or  deliver public programs that provide food and nutrition, housing,  transportation, mental health or other social services to populations in need.

Innovation

Recognizes organizations for the design and development of new technologies and/or the application of an existing technology in a new and unique way to advance overall human health, security  or well-being. 

Safety & Security

Recognizes organizations for the innovative application of IT to significantly improve the safety and security of the populations they serve.

Training/Education

Recognizes organizations for the innovative use of IT to create and improve learning programs and/or extend the reach of education and training to new and/or wider audiences, particularly those previously underserved.