IDG’s InfoWorld Names the ‘InfoWorld 100’ Top IT Solutions for 2008
Annual Award Highlights Companies Using Enterprise Technology in Smart, Innovative Ways

SAN FRANCISCO, CA , November 17, 2008 — IDG’s InfoWorld today announced the winners of the InfoWorld 100 awards. The InfoWorld 100 awards honor companies for IT projects that exemplify intelligent, creative uses of technology to meet business and technical objectives.

Nominations were submitted by InfoWorld readers, technology partners, and end-user companies in late-summer. To be considered, projects must use multiple technologies in innovative ways to serve well-defined business goals. Profiles of winners, along with InfoWorld’s editorial analysis and insight, are available at

"Breathing new life into outdated operations, advancing business goals with inventive use of technology -- this year's winners demonstrate, once again, that innovative, business-minded IT is the lifeblood of successful organizations," said Jason Snyder, Senior Editor for InfoWorld.

“The 2008 InfoWorld 100 winners (listed alphabetically by category):

Boeing, IPAC

Anthony Marano Co., Monsanto


The Apollo Group, Broward County Public School, Earth Rangers, Management Council - Ohio Education Computer Network, Miami-Dade County Public School District, The New England School of Law, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Warrington College of Business Administration at the University of Florida

BlueStar Energy Services, Direct Energy (two projects), GE Energy

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Financial Services
Dresdner Kleinwort, Elavon, ETrade Financial, Fannie Mae, Interactive Data Corp., Lehman Brothers, MasterCard Worldwide, Morgan Keegan, Wells Fargo & Co.

City of Jacksonville, German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources, Indiana Office of Technology, Oklahoma City IT Services, U.S. Army, U.S. Postal Service

Health Care
Bosley, Canadian Cancer Society, CSL Behring, Healthways, Inverness Medical Innovations, Kansas Spine Hospital, Midland Memorial Hospital, Moses Taylor Hospital, OhioHealth, Parkview Adventist Medical Center, Redlands Community Hospital, Singapore Health (National Health Center), St. Jude Medical


Aflac, Colonial Life & Accident, Nationwide Insurance (two projects)

Eaton, Schneider Electric, Smead Manufacturing

Research and Development
Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute), Scientific Division of Thomson Reuters

Anthony Marano Co., Monsanto

Borders Group, Brinker International, iRobot, JasperSoft, Propel, Ross Stores,

Service Providers
AT&T Services, CallPlus, Cox Enterprises, Tele2 Netherlands, UKFast

Accenture, ADP, Hire A Hero, Infosys Technologies, InnerWorkings, Raytheon, Swiss Railway, Tata Consultancy Services, TLC Companies, Unisys, Willis

Avnet, Borland Software, BSNL, Concur Technologies, GXS, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Macadamian Technologies, Malin, Pitney Bowes Canada, Polycom, Qualcomm, Red Bull Technology

New Jersey Transit, Orient Overseas Container Line

Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, British Airports Authority

Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association

About InfoWorld Media Group:
InfoWorld Media Group helps Senior IT Decision Makers choose the right technology, within the context of a cohesive strategy, for business impact at their organizations. Rather than merely covering the enterprise technology market, InfoWorld identifies and promotes emerging technology segments that add unique value for the organizations that implement them, as well as the vendors that provide those solutions. Using an integrated communications approach including online, events, research, and a continued investment in an independent Test Center, InfoWorld analysts and editors provide both hands-on analysis and evaluation, as well as expert commentary on issues surrounding emerging technologies and products. Visit InfoWorld at

About International Data Group:
International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG’s online network includes more than 450 web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment and video games worldwide. IDG also publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers. Media brands are in more than 90 countries and include CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld/TechWorld/TecChannel, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. The company’s lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers.

IDG is a leading producer of more than 750 technology-related events including Macworld Conference & Expo, OpenSource World, E3, DEMO, Storage Networking World, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 1000 IDC analysts in more than 100 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends.

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