Thursday, October 02, 2008

Black Box Named One of InformationWeek’s Most Innovative Users of Business Technology

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, October 2, 2008 – Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX), a leading provider of voice services, data services, and IT product solutions, has been named one of InformationWeek’s 500 most innovative users of business technology.

The annual list, in its 20th year, tracks the business and technology best practices of the nation’s most innovative companies by analyzing their IT budgets, technology deployment, strategies, and staffing. Published in the September 15th print edition and at http://www.informationweek.com/1202/, the list includes companies in 21 industries, ranging from banking and financial services to energy and utilities. To be included in the ranking, companies must have at least $500 million in annual revenue.

Black Box’s inclusion on the list further emphasizes the company’s place at the forefront of innovative technology and its commitment to providing the most advanced technical services to its customers worldwide.

Commenting on the InformationWeek ranking, Black Box CIO Kim Clougherty said, “It’s an honor to be among such select companies. This is a great tribute to the accomplishments of our entire IT team. By continually reviewing our IT strategy and practices, Black Box realizes the best return on our IT investment and increases functionality to benefit both the Company and its customers.”

About Black Box

Black Box is the world’s largest technical services company dedicated to designing, building, and maintaining today’s complicated data and voice infrastructure systems. Black Box services 175,000 clients in 141 countries with 189 offices throughout the world. To learn more, visit the Black Box Web site at http://www.blackbox.com.

Black Box® and the Double Diamond logo are registered trademarks of BB Technologies, Inc. Any third-party trademarks appearing in this press release are acknowledged to be the property of their respective owners.


Brian Kutchma
Director of Marketing
Black Box Corporation
Phone: 724-873-6719
E-mail: brian.kutchma@blackbox.com

Investor Relations
Mike McAndrew
Chief Financial Officer
Black Box Corporation
Phone: 724-873-6788
E-mail: investors@blackbox.com

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