Computerworld Recognizes Dell for Support of Childhood Cancer Research

  • Dell named 2012 Computerworld Honors Laureate for pioneering work in support of world’s first personalized medicine trial for pediatric cancer

ROUND ROCK, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- IDG’s Computerworld Honors Program has recognized Dell as a 2012 Laureate for its commitment of funding, employee engagement and cloud computing technology in support of childhood cancer care research globally. The annual award program honors visionary applications of information technology promoting positive social, economic and educational change.

Dell is being recognized in the “Emerging Technology” category for providing the secure cloud-based IT infrastructure for the world’s first personalized medicine trial for pediatric cancer conducted by the Neuroblastoma and Medulloblastoma Translational Research Consortium (NMTRC) and supported by The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen).

The cloud platform provides needed computing power to help increase TGen’s gene sequencing and analysis capacity by up to 1,200 percent and improve collaboration among the team working on the trial.

Dell’s health giving program has expanded to support childhood cancer care programs in other regions of the world, including China, India, Malaysia, France, South Africa and Mexico. Learn more about this initiative at

The Computerworld Honors Program awards will be presented on June 4 at a gala event in Washington, D.C.


“There's no question technology plays a vital role in driving business forward. It ensures an organization’s ability to compete, innovate, communicate and thrive. What the Computerworld Honors Laureates so clearly demonstrate is technology’s role in moving society forward. Computerworld acknowledges and applauds the outstanding work being done by individuals and organizations who have successfully used technology to improve the quality of our lives and that of future generations,” said John Amato, vice president/publisher of Computerworld. "Computerworld is proud to name the 2012 class of Laureates and celebrate their initiatives benefiting society through the innovative use of IT.”

“We believe that this personalized medicine trial can be a real game-changer in the treatment of pediatric cancer, and this recognition by Computerworld is a tribute to the good work being done by TGen and NMTRC,” said James Coffin, Ph.D., vice president and general manager of Dell Healthcare and Life Sciences. “I’m proud that Dell solutions, people and funding are addressing an unmet need and making a real and lasting impact.”

About The Computerworld Honors Program

Founded by International Data Group (IDG) in 1988, The Computerworld Honors Program is governed by the not-for-profit Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation. Computerworld Honors is the longest running global program to honor individuals and organizations that use information technology to promote positive social, economic and educational change. Additional information about the program and a Global Archive of past Laureate case studies, as well as oral histories of Leadership Award recipients can be found at the Computerworld Honors website.

About Dell

Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. As the leading provider of healthcare IT services in the world, Dell helps healthcare organizations harness the power of information to simplify administration; coordinate and manage patient care; transition from episodic care to prevention and wellness management and ultimately to deliver personalized medicine. For more information, visit

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