2009 Winner Profile

Hess

Project Description:
As Hurricane Ike approached, Hess launched a disaster recovery effort to not only shut down and secure its Houston data center but also to track and maintain the safety of each employee in the affected area. The company established a blog using Google's Blogger tool to keep Hess employees up to date on recovery information via a public website. Support staff in Houston and New York were able to post information via their BlackBerrys, so updates were made in real time. The Hess response team posted daily updates to the Blogspot site, telling employees to care for their families and home before returning to work.
Project type:
Consumer, Mobile, Security
Business Functions:
Asset management/maintenance, Research & development/product development, IT operations
Business Goal:
Operational
CEO:
John Hess, Chairman & CEO
Headquarters:
New York, N.Y.
Industry:
Mining/Oil/Gas
Revenue (2008):
$40.0 billion
Website:
www.hess.com
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