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Safari Books Online Named 2008 Jolt Productivity Award Winner
Safari Recognized for Providing Digital Library Subscription Service to IT Developers
Sebastopol, CA - March 6, 2008
Safari Books Online® (http://www.safaribooksonline.com), a leading provider of digital libraries for information technology (IT) professionals and workgroups, today announced that the company was named a 2008 Jolt Product Excellence Awards finalist and Productivity Winner in the Websites/Developer Networks category. The Jolt Awards recognize the most innovative, trend-making and ahead-of-the-curve products that are universally useful and simple yet rich in functionality or solve a nagging problem in their product space.
Safari Books Online was selected as a finalist from hundreds of nominees submitted in 16 different categories. Furthermore, the Jolt Award Winner and every finalist in the Technical Books category is accessible on Safari Books Online. Safari makes the full-text of these books and thousands of others available within its digital libraries, and also provides subscribers with access to pre-published book manuscripts on emerging technology topics, short-form documents, and instructional videos.
"Being chosen as a Jolt Award finalist is further proof of Safari Books Online's value to developers - increasing productivity, supporting work on deadline-driven projects, and staying informed about emerging technologies," said Jeff Patterson, CEO at Safari Books Online. "Developers are the real innovators in many companies, and a key resource for competitive differentiation. Safari is pleased to be recognized as the best value-added online source of works from the most important technology publishers such as O'Reilly, Prentice Hall, Addison-Wesley, Microsoft Press, Sams, Que, Peachpit Press, John Wiley & Sons, and others, that are key resources for these developers."
"This year's Jolt finalists, including Safari Books Online, represent the most innovative tools in software development," said Amber Ankerholz, Conference Manager for Dr. Dobb's Events. "Our judges will take an in-depth look at the finalists, examining the standard criteria of audience suitability, productivity, innovation, quality, ROI, risk, and flexibility, but also seeking products that are: ahead of the curve, universally useful, simple yet rich in functionality or that have solved a nagging problem in their product space."
For the past 17 years, the Dr. Dobb's Jolt Product Excellence Awards have been presented annually to showcase products that have "jolted" the IT industry with their significance and made the task of creating software faster, easier, and more efficient. Finalists for this year's Jolt Awards program were selected by a panel of judges, comprised of well-respected editors, columnists and industry experts. Jolt Cola, the fabled soft drink quaffed by software developers for sustenance during project development marathons, sponsors the annual awards presentation.
About Dr. Dobb's
Dr. Dobb's is recognized worldwide as the leading resource for the professional software development community. With an award-winning monthly publication (Dr. Dobb's Journal), world-wide technical events and conferences (Dr. Dobb's Events) and one of the Web's most comprehensive sites (Dr. Dobb's Portal), Dr. Dobb's attracts the industry's most authoritative audience of professional developers, architects and managers and provides marketing partners highly actionable integrated marketing solutions to reach the software development buying team.
CMP is a media and marketing solutions company serving the technology industry. With the leading online, event and print brands in all technology market categories, and with services and tools that reach beyond traditional advertising, CMP shapes and influences the technology industry worldwide. CMP publishes highly respected media brands such as TechWeb, InformationWeek, ChannelWeb, CRN, EE Times and TechOnline; produces major industry events such as Interop, Web 2.0 Expo, XChange, Game Developers Conference and the Embedded Systems Conferences; and provides business information and marketing services such as the International Customer Management Institute, Semiconductor Insights and Second Life consulting for technology marketers. CMP is a subsidiary of United Business Media, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $3 billion. For more CMP news, go to cmp.com/news.
About Safari Books Online
Safari Books Online (www.safaribooksonline.com) is an on-demand digital library that delivers expert content in both book and video form from the world’s leading authors in technology and business. Technology professionals, software developers, web designers, and business and creative professionals use Safari Books Online as their primary resource for research, problem solving, learning and certification training.
Safari Books Online offers a range of product mixes and pricing programs for organizations, government agencies and individuals. Subscribers have access to thousands of books, training videos and prepublication manuscripts in one fully searchable database from publishers like Cisco Press, Prentice Hall Professional, O'Reilly Media, Addison-Wesley Professional, Microsoft Press, Sams, Que, Peachpit Press, John Wiley & Sons, Elsevier, IBM Press, Adobe Press, FT Press, Apress, Manning, New Riders, Apple Certified, Course Technology, Splash Media and dozens more. For more information about Safari Books Online, please visit us online.