100 Companies Delivering Exceptional
Innovation & Business Value

Many of the honorees in the 25th annual CIO 100 awards program are using IT innovation to reduce risks that threaten employees, customers and entire business models.
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CIO magazine editor in chief Maryfran Johnson discusses some of this year's CIO 100 winners and how their projects protected companies against big risks
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IDG Enterprise CEO Michael Friendenberg finds that the 25th annual class of CIO 100 winners exemplify organizations that know how to succeed in business in even a challenging economic climate
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How a Private Cloud Help Applied Materials Save Suffering Engineers

When ginormous 3D CAD files kept crashing, engineers were literally quitting in frustration. Applied Materials' CIO gambled by moving it all to a private cloud and won much love and a CIO 100 Award for innovation
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How Thermo Fisher Mines Customer Feedback to Improve Service

Thermo Fisher Scientific overhauled its customer feedback system to allow it to be more responsive to current customers and to take advantage of emerging markets
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NKU Grads Get High-Tech Education, Jobs

Northern Kentucky University built a new high-tech building, Griffin Hall, to host students in tech-related majors and the employers who may hire them
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NASA's New Innovation Mission

This 2012 CIO 100 Award-winning strategy gets everyone in on space exploration
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The 2012 CIO 100 Winners

Creating Business Value With Technology Innovation

How We Chose the 2012 CIO 100 Winners

2012 CIO 100 Awards: The Judges

Past Winners: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007

What is the CIO 100 Award?

Find out more about our annual competition. Check out the CIO 100 FAQ to learn about our judging criteria, the rules, and how to apply for the 2013 CIO 100 Awards.
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