M RESORT SPA CASINO RECOGNIZED AS LAUREATE BY THE COMPUTERWORLD HONORS PROGRAM
Global Information Technology Awards Foundation Pays Tribute to Individuals
and Organizations that Use Information Technology to Benefit Society
LAS VEGAS - June 18, 2010 - M Resort Spa Casino has been recognized as a Laureate by the Computerworld Honors Program. For over two decades, Computerworld Honors has acknowledged individuals and organizations that have used information technology to benefit society. This year's Honorees were commemorated during the 22nd Annual Laureates Medal Ceremony & Gala Awards Evening on June 7, 2010 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.
The M Resort was nominated as the "most converged network in Las Vegas" by its networking solutions partner Brocade®. With essentially every device inside the nearly two million square foot resort residing on one network - 600+laptops, printers, servers; 1,900+ slot machines; 1,400+ telephones and much more - the M was recognized for creating a robust, malleable, technology infrastructure that offers guests a better, richer and more reliable experience.
"Each Laureate selected for this honor understands the importance of using one's resources and technical prowess to benefit one's fellow man," said Bob Carrigan, Chairman of the Computerworld Honors Program Chairmen's Committee and CEO of IDG Communications Worldwide.
"We are honored to be recognized as a Laureate by Computerworld and appreciate our valued partner Brocade for nominating us for inclusion in such an elite group of technology industry visionaries," said Rob Willis, Executive Vice President and CIO at M Resort. "By consolidating all various types of data onto a single network, we decrease the time and dollars to respond to the ever-changing business needs. Today's guest is more tech-savvy than ever and the M Resort has the infrastructure to adapt to technology-based amenities that are on the horizon."
The M Resort's builder, Marnell Corrao Associates, was instrumental in implementing the revolutionary cable design, which saved approximately $3 million from the construction costs. Willis added, "Marnell Corrao Associates presented the opportunity and without the great partnership that we share, the M would not be receiving this award."
The Computerworld Honors Program unites Chairmen and CEOs of the world's foremost information technology companies to recognize the most outstanding user achievements in technology each year. The technology achievements honored by this program are preserved and protected in national archives, and in over 350 universities, museums, and research institutions throughout the world.
Each year, members of the Chairmen's Committee, a group of 100 Chairman/CEOs of global technology companies, nominate individuals and organizations around the world whose visionary applications of information technology promote positive social and economic progress.
Independent of the Laureate recognition, the Computerworld Honors Program also annually presents its Leadership Awards, each designed to honor the extraordinary achievements of selected individuals whose positive contributions to the IT revolution have left an indelible mark on the world.
Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide. Computerworld's award-winning Web site (www.computerworld.com), weekly publication, focused conference series and custom research form the hub of the world's largest (40+edition) global IT media network. In the past six years alone, Computerworld has won more than100 awards, including Folio Magazine's 2006 Gold EDDIE Award for the best technology/computing magazine, the 2004 and 2006 Magazine of the Year Award, and 2006 Best Overall Web Publication from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). In addition, in 2007 Computerworld's then editor in chief, Don Tennant, received the prestigious Timothy White Award from American Business Media. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 2 million unique, monthly visitors and a print audience of 1,222,000 readers each week (IntelliQuest CIMS Spring 2007).
ABOUT INTERNATIONAL DATA GROUP (IDG)
International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG's online network includes more than 450 Web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment, and video games worldwide. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries including CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG's lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers. IDG is a leading producer of more than 750 technology-related events including Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Entertainment for All Expo (E for All), DEMO, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 900 IDC analysts in more than 90 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends. Additional information about IDG, a privately held company, is available at idg.com. Note: All product and company names are trademarks of their respective companies.
ABOUT M RESORT SPA CASINO
M Resort Spa Casino is located on over 90 acres at 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. S. on the southeast corner of St. Rose Parkway and Las Vegas Boulevard. Situated higher in elevation than other resort-casinos on the Las Vegas Strip, the M Resort provides optimal views of the world-famous Las Vegas skyline from its guest rooms, suites, conference center and restaurants. The resort offers 390 guest rooms and suites, over 92,000 square feet of gaming, nine restaurants and five destination bars, more than 60,000 square feet of meeting and conference space, a state-of-the-art spa and fitness center and a 100,000 square foot events piazza. Future developments for M Resort will bring up to one million square feet of retail in a partnership with Taubman Centers Inc. and a 14-screen digital movie entertainment complex. For more information, visit www.theMresort.com. Find us on Facebook - M Resort Spa Casino. Follow @MResort Twitter. Read our M Point of View Blog.
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