How we chose the 2012 CIO 100 winners
- 27 July, 2012 13:22
Beginning last November, we solicited applications for the 2012 CIO 100 Awards through ads in CIO and our online newsletters, and through electronic mailings to our print subscribers, event attendees and publicists who sign up to receive our editorial announcements.
Entrants filled out an online application between November 2011 and late February 2012. Although most applications came from companies headquartered in North America, the pool included entries from multiple continents.
Two CIO 100 judges--who included former CIOs, academic experts and independent consultants--read each application. The judges evaluated the applications according to two criteria: innovation and business value. Applications that received a score of 15 or higher (out of a possible 20) were selected for a second round of scrutiny by CIO editors.
We examined how each company stacked up against the others in the pool, putting emphasis on submissions that told the best stories about generating business value through creative and cutting-edge uses of technology. We sought to cull the most exciting initiatives from the pack and reward them with the CIO 100 honor.
The companies we selected for this year's CIO 100 Awards range from nonprofits to multibillion-dollar global powerhouses, and they come from every industry. Companies had to demonstrate not only that they were able to create new value using IT and to execute their project well, but also that they did so in uncommon, innovative ways: pioneering a new technology, applying a familiar technology to a new purpose, setting the bar higher for their competitors. We also emphasized projects that, due to their scope and impact, are helping propel companies to a more profitable future. In short, these organizations are technology leaders.
The list of award winners was published in the July 1 issue of CIO magazine, and award plaques will be handed out at the 2012 CIO 100 Symposium and Awards Ceremony, August 19-21, in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.
Read more about innovation in CIO's Innovation Drilldown.
Join the CIO Australia group on LinkedIn. The group is open to CIOs, IT Directors, COOs, CTOs and senior IT managers.
Why change management doesn’t work
Larry Page wants to see your medical records
Dual-Persona Smartphones Not a BYOD Panacea
After two-year hiatus, EFF accepts bitcoin donations again
CIOs struggle to deliver timely mobile business apps: survey
Bring Your Own Device FAQs
This report covers the frequently asked questions associated with the implications of BYOD devices in the workplace. Any solution in this space needs to be built on simplicity, scalability and security. Click to find out how to address the IT security challenges.
Customer Success - Slater & Gordon Lawyers
Lawyers work hard, and they work fast. Any activity that takes their focus away from the task at hand represents lost productivity and lost revenue. Slater & Gordon Lawyers needed to filter spam and email-borne malware and provide high availability for email. Results from the business solution they chose include 250 hours of IT staff time reclaimed annually for other tasks, long delays in email delivery alleviated, reduced email-related storage costs, and email failover to the cloud in minutes, avoiding hours-long outages. Find out how they got these results.
2013 Global Information Security Survey: Initial findings
The results of PwC’s annual Global Information Security Survey indicate that companies are confident in their efforts to secure systems, information, and privacy. Strategies and personnel are in place, they say, and processes and technology are humming along. The number of incidents reported seems manageable. Read more.