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M Resort honored with technology award

Jun 20, 2010 9:37 AM

Because of all the advanced technology used on property, the M Resort Spa Casino has been recognized as a Laureate by the Computerworld Honors Program.

For over two decades, Computerworld Honors has acknowledged individuals and organizations that have used information technology to benefit society.

The M Resort and other honorees were commemorated during the 22nd Annual Laureates Medal Ceremony & Gala Awards earlier this month at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.

The M Resort was nominated as the "most converged network in Las Vegas" by its networking solutions partner Brocade. With essentially every device inside the nearly two million square foot resort residing on one network – 600-plus laptops, printers, servers; 1,900-plus slot machines; 1,400-plus telephones and much more – the hotel/casino in Southern Las Vegas was recognized for creating a robust, malleable, technology infrastructure that offers guests a better, richer and more reliable experience.

"Each Laureate selected for this honor understands the importance of using one’s resources and technical prowess to benefit one’s fellow man," said Bob Carrigan, chairman of the Computerworld Honors Program Chairmen’s Committee and CEO of IDG Communications Worldwide.

"We are honored to be recognized as a Laureate by Computerworld and appreciate our valued partner Brocade for nominating us for inclusion in such an elite group of technology industry visionaries," said Rob Willis, executive vice president and CIO at M Resort. "By consolidating all various types of data onto a single network, we decrease the time and dollars to respond to the ever-changing business needs.  Today’s guest is more tech-savvy than ever and the M Resort has the infrastructure to adapt to technology-based amenities that are on the horizon."

The M Resort’s builder, Marnell Corrao Associates, was instrumental in implementing the revolutionary cable design, which saved approximately $3 million from the construction costs.

"Marnell Corrao Associates presented the opportunity and without the great partnership that we share, the M would not be receiving this award," Willis said.

The Computerworld Honors Program unites chairmen and CEOs of the world’s foremost information technology companies to recognize the most outstanding user achievements in technology each year. The technology achievements honored by this program are preserved and protected in national archives, and in over 350 universities, museums, and research institutions throughout the world.