Every year, the CIO 100 Awards recognize companies that are the best at using IT to achieve business value. We honor ingenuity as well as pragmatism: companies that take risks with new technologies as well as those that create change through sheer will and straightforward smarts.
The list of 2011 CIO 100 Award honorees is striking for how many of the winning projects comprise multiple steps on a continuum of corporate progress. Executing a project well is a given. Stringing several excellent projects together in support of evolving business strategy goes beyond alignment. It shows IT as the integral and powerful force needed to push companies to do more, be more, grow more.