14.1.2005: Meldung: Calpine Corp.: Vice President of Information Services Honored by Computerworld

Thursday January 13, 12:30 pm ET
Executive Recognized for Creativity and Business Savvy

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 13 / Calpine Corporation (NYSE: CPN - News) Vice President of Information Services Loreen Tabbut has been recognized as a Premier 100 IT Leader by IDG"s Computerworld. The award honors executives who show exemplary technology leadership in resolving pressing business problems. Tabbut is named and profiled in the Jan. 3 issue of Computerworld and will be honored again at the business publication"s Premier 100 IT Leaders Conference, March 6-8, 2005, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Selected from almost six hundred nominees, Tabbut was measured against Computerworld"s IT Leadership Index, a set of characteristics that describes executives who guide the effective use of IT in their organizations. Nominees are evaluated by the editors and by an external panel of past Premier 100 honorees. "Our Premier 100 list honors those who have kept fighting despite the many obstacles that technology has thrown at them this year," said Don Tennant, editor in chief of Computerworld. "They think out of the box and do not cower away from difficult projects; rather, they embrace the struggle while foreseeing the opportunities it can bring in the future."

According to Calpine"s Chief Information Officer and Premier 100 Award recipient in 2004 Dennis Fishback, "Loreen is a leader who is quick on her feet and never stops improving things -- her energy is contagious and it makes everyone around her strive to do their best."

Tabbut joined Calpine in 2001 and leads the IS infrastructure and client services organizations that deliver IT services and solutions throughout Calpine. "This honor reflects the success of the entire IS team," said Tabbut. "With its high customer satisfaction ratings, the IS organization is indeed the IT service provider of choice for Calpine." Under Tabbut"s leadership, IS developed an IT infrastructure and related services that are flexible, reliable, and less costly. "Loreen and her team provided an eight-figure annual cost savings while significantly improving service levels," said Fishback.

According to Tabbut, "IS must continue to evolve as an adaptive organization, able to deliver higher value while continuing to lower costs, keeping IT investments aligned with the business, and delivering solutions faster."

"Based on her past success, she and her team will definitely achieve that goal," said Fishback.

About Calpine

Calpine Corporation is a North American power company dedicated to providing electric power to wholesale and industrial customers from clean, efficient, natural gas-fired and geothermal power facilities. The company generates power at plants it owns or leases in 21 states in the United States, three provinces in Canada and in the United Kingdom. The company was founded in 1984 and is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol CPN. For more information about Calpine, visit www.calpine.com.

About Computerworld

Computerworld, the "Voice of IT Management," is the most trusted source for the critical information needs of senior IT management. Computerworld"s integrated offerings form the U.S.-based hub of the world"s largest (58- edition) global IT media network through its weekly publication, Computerworld.com Web site, focused conference series and custom research. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 print and online awards for editorial and design excellence, surpassing its direct competition by an order of magnitude. Recognition includes the 2004 Magazine of the Year Award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors and a Jesse H. Neal Award for "Best News Coverage." In print since 1967, Computerworld is the source for information technology management, with a guaranteed rate base of 180,050, a total print audience of 1,138,000 (IntelliQuest CIMS 2004 Business Influencer Study) and an online audience of over 1 million unique monthly visitors (DoubleClick).

Computerworld is a business unit of International Data Group (IDG), the world"s leading technology media, research and events company. A privately held company, IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers, including Bio-IT World, CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Network World and PC World. The company features the largest network of technology-specific Web sites, with more than 400 around the world. IDG is also a leading producer of more than 170 computer-related events worldwide, including LinuxWorld Conference & Expo?, Macworld Conference & Expo?, DEMO? and IDC Directions. IDC provides global market research and advice through offices in 50 countries. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com .

Source: Calpine Corporation
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