CMP's InformationWeek Announces the Call for Entries for the 2008 InformationWeek 500

InformationWeek 500 is the annual ranking of the top innovative users of business technology

Feb 12, 2008

CMP's InformationWeek, the market-leading business technology brand, today announced the call for applications for the 2008 InformationWeek 500. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the InformationWeek 500 recognizes the top 500 companies in the U.S. using technology to transform business. Unique among business technology rankings, the InformationWeek 500 spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders.

"Recognizing and rewarding employees internally goes a long way, but when a technology industry standard bearer like InformationWeek recognizes your IT team for its efforts, it can be a strong motivational tool," said Jacquelyn Barretta, Chief Information Officer, Con-way Inc. "I know I speak for all Con-way employees when I say that being named to the top spot on the InformationWeek 500 was an honor and one of the highlights for 2007."

"The InformationWeek 500 isn't just a list of companies. It's a rigorous, quantitative and qualitative evaluation process that recognizes business technology vision, innovation, and execution," added Rob Preston, Editor-in- Chief of InformationWeek. "Our 20th anniversary edition, which will include a range of stories, videos, podcasts, and much more, will live well beyond the September issue date and conference celebration."

Applications for the InformationWeek 500 will be accepted through April 30, 2008. The application process is completely free and is open to all U.S.- based companies with 2007 revenue of $500 million or more.

To pre-register for the 2008 InformationWeek 500, go to: Qualifying companies will receive a follow-up email with access to this year's online application.

The Top 10 winners of the 2008 InformationWeek 500 will be recognized at the InformationWeek 500 Conference, to be held September 14-16, 2008 at the St. Regis Resort in Monarch Beach, Calif. Recognizing that the role of the CIO is at a critical point of change, the theme of this year's conference is "Tomorrow's CIO."

Winners of the following categories also will be recognized at the InformationWeek 500 Conference:

  --  Most effective use of emerging technology
  --  Most innovative supply chain applications
  --  Most innovative example of customer intimacy
  --  Best contributions to productivity
  --  Most innovative use of wireless technologies
  --  Most effective use of information security/privacy policies

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InformationWeek is the leading multimedia Business Technology brand - online sites, magazine, events and research - providing CIOs and IT decision makers with unique perspective and tools that work in lock step with their decision making process - from the setting of business strategies to the evaluation and recommendation of technology solutions. Through its cross-media platform, InformationWeek provides editorial content developed by both journalists and CIO and IT peers delivered when and how they want it, 24/7. For Technology Marketers, InformationWeek offers a dynamic portfolio of products to engage and align with the largest, most influential buying audience in the market. This means marketing solutions that target broad audiences (reach), as well as media programs organized by content themes and specific audience segments (composition). The InformationWeek audience of 3 million buyers, includes CIOs, IT executives and business managers who cut across industries, job titles, company sizes and global borders.

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CMP ( is a media and marketing solutions company serving the technology industry. With the leading online, event, and print brands in all technology market categories, and with services and tools that reach beyond traditional advertising, CMP shapes and influences the technology industry worldwide. CMP publishes highly respected media brands such as the TechWeb Network, InformationWeek, ChannelWeb, CRN, EE Times, and TechOnline; produces major industry events such as Interop, Web 2.0 Expo, XChange, Game Developers Conference, and the Embedded Systems Conferences; and provides business information and marketing services such as the International Customer Management Institute, Semiconductor Insights, and Second Life consulting for technology marketers. CMP is a subsidiary of United Business Media (, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $3 billion. For more CMP news, go to

  Contact:  Heather Vallis
            Managing Editor, Research, InformationWeek
            (781) 839-1201


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