InformationWeek Announces Results of 21st Annual InformationWeek 500 Ranking Honoring Nation's Most Innovative Users of Business Technology

The Best of the Best Honored at the InformationWeek 500 Conference and Gala

PRNewswire
DANA POINT, Calif.
Sep 14, 2009

InformationWeek, the market-leading business technology media brand, today released its annual InformationWeek 500 ranking, honoring the most innovative U.S.-based users of business technology. The rankings and research results were announced Monday evening during the annual InformationWeek 500 Conference, held at the St. Regis Monarch Beach in Dana Point, California.

  Following are the top 10 companies in the 2009 ranking:
  1. CME Group Inc.
  2. Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  3. The Progressive Group of Insurance Cos.
  4. Wells Fargo & Co.
  5. Salesforce.com Inc.
  6. J.C. Penney Company Inc.
  7. Harleysville Group Inc.
  8. The Coca-Cola Co.
  9. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)

  10. FedEx Corp.

"What defines the leaders in the InformationWeek 500 is an intense focus on customers and a relentless desire to innovate, even in a brutal economy," said Rob Preston, Editor In Chief of InformationWeek. "Year after year, InformationWeek 500 companies harness technology to improve efficiency, boost productivity, drive revenue, and establish a competitive advantage. We applaud this year's winners, and the CIOs and other executives whose ingenuity and risk taking are at the center of business technology innovation."

Past number one companies in the InformationWeek 500 ranking, now in its 21st year, include National Semiconductor, Conway, The Principal Financial Group, Inc., Knight Ridder, and E & J Gallo Winery. The InformationWeek 500 is unique among corporate rankings as it spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, NOT the biggest IT spenders.

This year's conference featured a keynote address from Vivek Kundra, the nation's first federal CIO. More than 350 participants also engaged with some of the country's most successful business technology executives, InformationWeek editors, and industry influencers, all focused on this year's theme, "Navigating The Boardroom." The conference concludes on Tuesday, September 15.

"The InformationWeek 500 is meant to applaud companies that push the limit," says InformationWeek Senior Vice President and Publisher John Siefert. "The companies and people in this year's InformationWeek 500 rankings, especially the top 10 innovators, deserve tremendous recognition for their accomplishments."

Sponsors for the 2009 event include iRise, SAS, Trend Micro, CA, IBM, Pitney Bowes, Wipro, Workday, Dell/Intel, HP Software + Solutions, Precise, and Spigit.

To download complete coverage of the InformationWeek 500, including exclusive profiles, research, and the full ranking, please visit, informationweek.com/500/09/analytic.htm

About the InformationWeek 500 (http://www.informationweek.com/iw500)

The InformationWeek 500 is the annual ranking of the 500 most innovative users of business technology in the nation. For over 20 years, InformationWeek 500 research reveals the strategies and best practices of the top 500 companies in a comprehensive study each year.

The annual InformationWeek 500 Conference is where InformationWeek brings together the most innovative users of technology to share knowledge and experiences, while celebrating the companies named in the current InformationWeek 500. The InformationWeek 500 Conference provides a unique opportunity to meet and interact with the most respected and recognized executives in the field. The conference is held each fall and continually proves to be an insightful, thought-provoking discussion amongst America's top business technology executives.

About InformationWeek Business Technology Network (http://www.informationweek.com/)

The InformationWeek Business Technology Network provides IT executives with unique analysis and tools that parallel their work flow - from the defining and framing of objectives through to the evaluation and recommendation of solutions. Anchored by InformationWeek, the multimedia powerhouse that looks across the enterprise, the network scales across the most critical technology categories with online properties like DarkReading.com (security), IntelligentEnterprise.com (application architecture), Network Computing (networking and communications) and PlugintotheCloud.com (cloud computing). The network also provides focused content for key IT targets such as CIOs, developers and SMBs with InformationWeek Global CIO, Dr. Dobb's and bMighty.com, as well as vital vertical industries with InformationWeek Financial Services, Government and Healthcare. With content at the nucleus of our information distribution strategy, IT professionals turn to our network of expert voices, research and communities to stay informed, get advice, and research technologies to make strategic business decisions.

About TechWeb (http://www.techweb.com/aboutus)

TechWeb, the global leader in business technology media, is an innovative business focused on serving the needs of technology decision-makers and marketers worldwide. TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed media brands in the business technology market. Today, more than 13.3 million* business technology professionals actively engage in our communities created around our global face-to-face events Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat and VoiceCon; online resources such as the InformationWeek Business Technology Network, Light Reading, Intelligent Enterprise, bMighty.com, and The Financial Technology Network; and the market leading, award-winning InformationWeek, TechNet Magazine, MSDN Magazine, and Wall Street & Technology magazines. TechWeb also provides end-to-end services ranging from next-generation performance marketing, integrated media, market research, and analyst services. TechWeb is a division of United Business Media, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

*13.3 million business decision-makers: based on # of monthly connections across TechWeb brands.

  Contact:    Ellen Asuncion
              Sr. Marketing Manager
              949.223.3622
              easuncion@techweb.com

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