HDI Announces New Manager of the Year Award

Colorado Springs, CO – April 28, 2009 – HDI, the world's largest membership association for help desk and technical support professionals and the premier certification body for the industry, today announced its newest award for the IT service and support industry: the HDI Manager of the Year Award.

The HDI Manager of the Year award, sponsored by Robert Half Technology, will acknowledge and honor an IT service and support manager who has been in his or her current management role for the past 12 months supervising IT support services within his or her organization. Through this award program, HDI seeks to recognize professionals who are responsible for the strategic and tactical components of their support organization and who demonstrate the ability to advance technical support services within their business.

HDI is currently accepting nominations for the 2010 award. The deadline for nominations is October 31, 2009. Award nominees will be judged upon three criteria; a letter of introduction, leadership values, and leadership processes and procedures. More information on the award and the nomination process can be found at www.ThinkHDI.com/hdimgraward. HDI’s first winner will be announced at the HDI World Conference on Technical Service and Support to be held March 16-19, 2010 in Orlando, FL.

About Robert Half Technology
With more than 100 locations worldwide, Robert Half Technology is a leading provider of information technology professionals for initiatives ranging from web development and multiplatform systems integration to network security and technical support. Robert Half Technology offers online job search services at www.rht.com.

About HDI
HDI, a Think Services company, is the world’s largest IT service and support membership association and the industry’s premier certification and training body. Guided by an international panel of industry experts and practitioners, HDI is the leading resource for help desk/support center emerging trends and best practices. HDI provides members with a vast repository of resources, networking opportunities and the largest industry event - the HDI Annual Conference and Expo. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA, HDI offers training in multiple languages and countries. For more information, visit www.ThinkHDI.com or call +1 719.268.0174.

About Think Services
Think Services connects specialized communities worldwide using educational events, consulting, training, certification, and innovative media. Providing comprehensive opportunities for people to learn from, network with, and inspire each other, Think Services builds strong brands and works within communities to foster a unique affinity with its products and services. The division's flagship products include the Game Developers Conference, the Webby Award-winning Gamasutra.com, Game Developer magazine, the International Customer Management Institute (ICMI), and HDI. Think Services is a subsidiary of United Business Media, a global media and marketing services company with a market capitalization of more than $1.6 billion. To learn more, visit www.think-services.com.

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