T.E.N Selected as a Finalist in Technology Association of Georgia’s Excalibur Awards

Atlanta, GA (October 13, 2010) –T.E.N. has been selected as a finalist for the TAG Excalibur Awards by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of the state's technology industry. Held October 22, 2010, at 7:00 a.m. at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel, 2450 Galleria Parkway Atlanta, GA 30339, the Excalibur Awards recognize Georgia’s technology-enabled companies that demonstrate exemplary competency in using technology to excel in their industry.

The TAG Excalibur Award finalists were selected from numerous applications from around the state. Finalists are chosen based on a number of criteria, including: complexity of a business problem; creativity of the technology solution that was used likelihood of success; and the return on the investment in technology.

“Our congratulations to T.E.N. for making this year's finalists,” said Tino Mantella, president of TAG. We are looking forward to again having the privilege to shine the spotlight on some the state’s most creative companies, schools and non-profit organizations.”                                                          

“It is an honor for T.E.N. to be showcased amongst the Georgia technology community. Our seasoned staff at T.E.N. have transformed our IT infrastructure into an enabling cloud technology infrastructure that has opened new avenues of communication, built bridges to knowledge and brokered connections between IT and Information Security Executives® (ISE®) and their companies, as well as successfully delivered a range of services for our solution provider customers,” said Marci McCarthy, CEO and president, T.E.N.

The judging committee members include Neeraj Basandra (Primus Software Corporation), Price Harding (CarterBaldwin Executive Search Services), Robert Hendricks (McKesson Technology Solutions), Mike Morris (North Highland), Mike Reidenbach (Global Payments), Tony Rushin (Network 1 Consulting), Brian Shield (The Weather Channel), Sanjeev Tirath (Pyramid Consulting), and Nigel Zelcer (Jabian Consulting). Finalists will be recognized and the winners will be announced at the awards program on October 22, 2010. This year’s program will feature a keynote presentation by Hal Lawton, president of online for The Home Depot. As president of online for The Home Depot, Lawton is responsible for integrating the company’s online sales channel with existing merchandising efforts as well as overseeing the expansion of The Home Depot’s online presence as a selling channel and information source for customers.

About T.E.N.
T.E.N., a national technology and security executive networking organization, facilitates peer-to-peer relationships between top executives, industry visionaries and solutions providers. Nominated for numerous industry awards, T.E.N.’s executive leadership programs enable information exchange, collaboration and decision-making. Their flagship program, the nationally acclaimed Information Security Executive® (ISE®) of the Year Program Series and Awards, is the nation’s largest leadership recognition and networking program for security professionals. Other offerings include the Software Security Assurance Summit Series and the ISE® Industry Expert Advisory Services, empowering IT solutions providers to gain access to highly credentialed IT business veterans’ expertise. For information, visit www.ten-inc.com and www.iseprograms.com

About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
TAG is a leading technology industry association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of the state's technology industry. TAG provides leadership in driving initiatives in the areas of policy, capital, education and giving, and also brings the technology community together through events, initiative programs and networking opportunities. TAG serves as an umbrella organization for 27 special interest groups, or societies, including Women in Technology (WIT). Additionally, TAG’s charitable arm, the TAG Education Collaborative, is focused on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive. For more information visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org or TAG’s community website at www.TAGthink.com.