NetApp Recognized By <em>CIO</em> Magazine As One of the CIO 100 Award Honorees (2)
SUNNYVALE, Calif.-June 16,
2011-IDG's CIO magazine recently announced NetApp
(NASDAQ: NTAP) as a recipient of the 2011 CIO 100 award for its
Field Service Order (FSO) system, which uses automation to improve
the NetApp partner and customer experience. The 24th annual award
program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify
the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in
information technology (IT).
NetApp was recognized for an FSO tool that
was developed by NetApp IT in conjunction with the NetApp Global
Services organization to improve electronic communications with
external partners. This innovative system creates a more
streamlined and efficient way to dispatch parts and field service
personnel to locations around the world, providing greater service
levels and improved business value for customers.
"We are gratified that CIO recognized NetApp
for the innovative ways we provide service and support," said
Marina Levinson, senior vice president and CIO, NetApp. "The FSO
solution has significantly improved partner productivity as well as
"This year's CIO 100 awards draw
well-deserved attention to companies that are not only innovating
with IT but creating genuine business value as well," said Maryfran
Johnson, editor in chief of CIO magazine and Events. "These winning
companies and their IT organizations are an inspiration to
The 2011 CIO 100 awards will be presented at
The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on August 14-16 at the
conclusion of the 16th annual CIO 100 Symposium® and Awards
About the CIO 100
The recipients of this year's CIO 100 awards were selected through
a three-step process. First, companies filled out an online
application form detailing their innovative IT and business
initiatives. Next, a team of judges reviewed the applications in
depth, looking for unique practices and substantial results.
Finally, CIO editors reviewed the judges' recommendations
and voted on the final 100.
Complete coverage of the 2011 CIO 100 awards
will be online at www.cio.com on August 1, 2011, and in the
August 1 issue of CIO magazine.
CIO produces award-winning content and community resources for
information technology executives and leaders thriving and
prospering in this fast-paced era of business, as well as create
opportunities for information technology and consumer marketers to
reach them. The CIO portfolio includes CIO.com, CIO
magazine (launched in 1987), CIO Executive Programs and the CIO
Executive Council. CIO properties provide business technology
leaders with analysis and insight on information technology trends
and a keen understanding of IT's role in achieving business goals.
The U.S. edition of the magazine and website are recipients of more
than 200 awards to date, including the American Society of Business
Publication Editor's Top B-to-B Magazine since 2000 and two Grand
Neals from the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards.
CIO websites and printed publications appear in more than
25 countries, including Australia, Canada, Finland, India and
Sweden. CIO Executive Programs-a series of face-to-face conferences
including the CIO 100 Awards & Symposium™-provide
educational and networking opportunities for pre-qualified
corporate and government leaders. The CIO Executive Council is a
professional organization of CIOs created to serve as an unbiased
and trusted peer advisory group. CIO is published by IDG
Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the
world's leading media, events, and research company. Company
information is available at www.idgenterprise.com.
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