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|Editor In Chief of CIO Magazine, Abby Lundberg, presents UNICEF Chief Information Officer, André Spatz, with a plaque honoring the organization as one of the 2002 CIO-100 winners.|
NEW YORK, 20 September 2002 - For the first time in its history, UNICEF has received the 2002 CIO-100 award by CIO magazine, the leading information technology industry publication, published by IDG.
The award honours cutting-edge uses of information technology by corporations throughout the world. This year's award recognizes 100 organizations globally that excel in improving business performance through integrated processes and technologies.
"Now, more than ever, companies rely on integrated applications that freely share information," said Abbie Lundberg, editor-in-chief of CIO magazine. "This year's CIO-100 award recipients are being honoured because their companies developed an integrated enterprise to enhance their business, from improving relationships with customers to creating a seamless value chain."
For this year's CIO-100 honorees, integration is no longer a choice-it's an obligation. That means far more than merely connecting systems, it means marrying information technology (IT) strategy to business goals. This is not an easy task, but the payoff is significant once it is achieved.
The recipients of this year's CIO-100 were selected through a three-step process. First, companies completed an online application form. CIO staff and members of its expert panel then nominated companies they deemed best fit the award criteria. Finally, a team of CIO editors and writers reviewed the application forms and expert recommendations and voted on the final 100. The judging objectives were to recognize positive business performance through integrated technologies and processes.
Other companies named to the 2002 CIO-100 list include Cisco Systems Inc., Dell Computer Corp., The Dow Chemical Co., General Electric Co., General Motors Corp., Pirelli Spa, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., State of Ohio, City of Phoenix, Cemex SA de CV Mexico, and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Recipients of the award are not individually ranked. See http://www.cio.com/archive/081502/honorees.html (external link) for a complete list of award winners.
Complete coverage of the 2002 CIO-100 is featured in the August 15 issue of CIO magazine, and at www.cio.com/archive/081502/index.html. (external link)
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