TechWeb's InformationWeek Unveils the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies on the Coveted 2008 InformationWeek 500

The nation's most innovative users of technology honored at the InformationWeek 500 Conference and Gala

Sep 16, 2008

TechWeb's InformationWeek, the market-leading business technology media brand, today released the 2008 top 10 most Innovative U.S.-based businesses using information technology to deliver business value. The InformationWeek 500 rankings and research results were announced during the annual InformationWeek 500 Conference held at the St. Regis Monarch Beach in Dana Point, California.

The InformationWeek 500, now in its 20th year has tracked the technology practices of the nation's most innovative companies and based the rankings on the business value created through the deployment of technology. Documenting the business technology strategies, investments, and operational practices of some of America's best-known companies, this study offers a unique opportunity to understand and compare global IT strategies and results of leading enterprise companies. The 2008 InformationWeek 500 also includes the most detailed source of industry-specific IT budget information available.

"For 20 years, the InformationWeek 500 has honored the most innovative users of business technology," said InformationWeek Editor-in-Chief Rob Preston. "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."

"Technology is one of the main drivers of the global economy, and the catalyst for enterprises to drive top and bottom line business results," said InformationWeek 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."

  The 2008 InformationWeek 500 top ten companies are:

  1.  National Semiconductor Corporation
  2.  Hilton Hotels Corporation
  3.  Highmark Inc.
  4.  Fiserv Inc.
  5.  Unum
  6.  Southwire Company
  7.  Advocate Health Care
  8.  PC Connection Inc.
  9.  Principal Financial Group Inc.
  10. Pinnacle West Capital Corporation

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About the InformationWeek 500 (

The InformationWeek 500 is the annual ranking of the 500 most innovative users of business technology in the nation. For 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 (

The InformationWeek Business Technology Network provides business technology executives with unique perspective, market leading research and innovative tools that work in lock step with their work flow - from defining and framing business technology objectives through to the evaluation and recommendation of specific solutions. The InformationWeek Business Technology Network delivers the entire market, from growing SMBs with to large-scale global companies with InformationWeek. And the Network spans the most critical technology categories- security with, storage with, application architecture with, network architecture with and communications with Through its multi-media platform and unique content-in-context information distribution system, the InformationWeek Business Technology Network provides trusted information developed both by editors and real world CIO/IT professionals delivered how and when business technology executives want it, 24/7.

About TechWeb (

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,, 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.

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United Business Media Limited is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print, and with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

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