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Computerworld Names Kaushik Ray of Sungard Availability Services a Premier 100 Technology Leader

WAYNE, Pa. - November 28, 2016 - Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS) today announced that Kaushik Ray, Vice President of Global Architecture and Customer Engineering at Sungard AS, has been named a 2017 Premier 100 Technology Leaders honoree by IDG's Computerworld. He is among 100 leaders highlighted for their exceptional technology leadership and innovative approaches to business challenges.

"The Premier 100 awards program highlights the exceptional work of an elite group of IT executives who are leading their organizations through times of unprecedented change. They are using technology to drive high-stakes business projects and create dynamic growth in their organizations," said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld.

Sensing a clear opportunity for innovation and differentiation for Sungard AS, Ray initiated a full-scale, company-wide transformation program to reinvent how disaster recovery (DR) is performed. The goal was to make DR a touch-free process through automation – dramatically reducing manual effort, virtually eliminating human error, and improving recovery times. This program combined distinct technology and process solutions under the working name of Recovery Execution System (RES).

This designation recognizes Ray’s continued drive to develop and bring to market the best solutions for solving customers’ business challenges. Being named a Premier 100 Technology Leader spotlights not only the work that Ray has contributed, but also the larger efforts of his team, demonstrating how they embody the company’s commitment to build fully resilient production environments.

About the Premier 100 Technology Leadership Awards
​The Premier 100 program was created in 2000 to spotlight individuals who have had a positive impact on their organizations through technology. These are individuals who manage internal IT organizations, mentor and motivate their IT teams and business colleagues, create a positive work environment, envision innovative solutions to business challenges and effectively manage and execute IT strategies. Each year, nominees are invited to complete a questionnaire that addresses a number of topics, including their background and experience and their attitude toward risk and innovation. Using Computerworld’s IT Leader Index, which is a measurement of how closely an individual matches our definition of the IT Leader, we analyze the data. Each year, 100 honorees are selected to receive this life-time recognition award. View more information on previous honorees.

About Computerworld
Computerworld from IDG is the leading technology media brand helping senior IT, business decision-makers and key influencers navigate change with effective business strategy. As the voice of business technology, Computerworld enables the IT value chain with unique editorial coverage from setting strategies to deriving value. Computerworld’s award-winning website (www.computerworld.com), focused conference series, strategic marketing solutions and research forms the hub of the world’s largest (40+ edition) global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT vendors to engage this audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 7.1 million monthly page views (Omniture, January 2016 – June 2016 average) and was recognized in 2016 as a top website by ASBPE. Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of IDG. Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com.

About Sungard Availability Services

Sungard Availability Services ("Sungard AS") is a leading provider of critical production and recovery services to global enterprise companies. Sungard AS partners with customers across the globe to understand their business needs and provide production and recovery services tailored to help them achieve their desired business outcomes. Leveraging more than 35 years of experience, Sungard AS designs, builds and runs critical IT services that help customers manage complex IT, adapt quickly and build resiliency and availability. To learn more, visit www.sungardas.com or call 1-800-468-7483. Connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Media Contact:
Nora Hahn
Sungard Availability Services
Tel: 281-584-4616
nora.hahn@sungardas.com

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