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

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

PR Newswire

BOSTON, Dec. 5, 2012

BOSTON, Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Carbonite, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARB), a leading
provider ofonline backupsolutions 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 approachesto business challenges.

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"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
ofComputerworld. "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 beheld March
3-5, 2013, at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spain 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

About Carbonite
Carbonite, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARB), is a leading provider ofonline backup
solutionsfor 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 100
The Premier 100 programwas 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

About Computerworld
Computerworld 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

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