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[December 05, 2012]

Carbonite Vice President of Operations Kai Gray Named Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders Honoree

BOSTON, Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Carbonite, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARB), a leading provider of online backup solutions for consumers and small to medium sized businesses, today announced that Vice President of Operations Kai Gray was named a 2013 Premier 100 IT Leaders honoree by IDG's Computerworld. This year's Premier 100 spotlights 100 leaders from both the technology and business sides of companies for their exceptional technology leadership and innovative approaches to business challenges.

(Logo: ) "We are thrilled that Computerworld has recognized Kai's leadership and how instrumental he is to our organization," said David Friend, Chairman and CEO, Carbonite. "Kai and his team are responsible for ensuring our proprietary cloud backup systems are performing optimally at all times. Under Kai's leadership, our IT team manages Carbonite's complex IT infrastructure with a focus on performance and gaining efficiencies that support increased margins and profitability. He is extremely focused on how our IT organization can contribute to Carbonite's overall success." Carbonite cloud backup solutions back up more than 300 million new files per day, and have recovered more than 7 billion files. Gray's team is responsible for the equipment that protects this massive amount of customer data, and also manages the IT infrastructure to support the company's 200+ person call center in Maine, a 200-person office in Boston and small office in Princeton, NJ. Additionally, he has been able to improve operational efficiencies to provide significant reductions in datacenter power infrastructure costs, storage per gigabyte costs and storage density.

"The Premier 100 awards program showcases the exceptional work of a dedicated group of technology-savvy business leaders who are driving huge change in their organizations through IT," said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. "Every day, these exemplary business leaders make strategic technology decisions that track to their organizations' top priorities. These 100 men and women keep a keen eye on the changing landscape of political, economic, regulatory and technology trends that are driving significant shifts in IT. We are very pleased to recognize the leadership and honor the achievements of the 2013 Premier 100 honorees." The Premier 100 awards ceremony will be one of the highlights of Computerworld's annual Premier 100 IT Leaders Conference, to be held March 3-5, 2013, at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona. The Conference, to be attended by more than 325 influential senior IT managers, will showcase honorees and other IT innovators as they discuss how to create competitive IT organizations. (More information available at About CarboniteCarbonite, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARB), is a leading provider of online backup solutions for consumers and small and medium sized businesses. Subscribers in more than 100 countries rely on Carbonite to provide easy-to-use, affordable and secure online backup solutions with anytime, anywhere data access. Carbonite's online backup solution runs on both the Windows Mac platforms. The company has backed up nearly 200 billion files, restored more than 7 billion files and currently backs up more than 300 million files each day. For more information, please visit,,, or

About the Premier 100The Premier 100 program was created in 2000 to spotlight individuals who have had a positive impact on their organizations through technology. These are individuals who manage internal IT organizations, mentor and motivate their IT teams and business colleagues, create a positive work environment, envision innovative solutions to business challenges and effectively manage and execute IT strategies. Each year, nominees are invited to complete a questionnaire that addresses a number of topics, including their background and experience and their attitude toward risk and innovation. Using Computerworld's IT Leader Index, which is a measurement of how closely an individual matches our definition of the IT Leader, we analyze the data. Each year, 100 honorees are selected to receive this life-time recognition award. Information on previous honorees can be viewed at: About ComputerworldComputerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld's award-winning Web site (, bi-weekly publication, focused conference series and custom research forms the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT media network. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3.5 million unique, monthly visitors (Omniture, August 2012). Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, events, and research company. Company information is available at

Media ContactMegan WittenbergerCarbonite617-421-5687 SOURCE Carbonite, Inc.

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