IDG’S CIO Magazine Names Two Winners of Grand CIO Enterprise Value Award Awards Signify Exceptional Use of Information Technology to Impact the Bottom Line

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – FEBRUARY 9, 2004 – IDG's CIO magazine, a leading publication for chief information officers, announces Marriott International and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare as winners of the Grand CIO magazine Enterprise Value Award in recognition of their extraordinary use of technology to impact their bottom line. Based on the significant accomplishments of both organizations, this year's judges chose two award winners instead of one. All of the Enterprise Value Award winners were feted on the night of Tuesday, February 8 during a black tie ceremony at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort and Spa in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Marriott International is recognized for its industry leading OneYield system, which automates the business process of optimizing revenue, thereby empowering Marriott employees to offer the best possible rate to different customer groups at the company's 2,500 properties worldwide. This system is aimed at bringing greater value to Marriott customers, allowing the company more flexibility in pricing options not possible 15 years ago.

The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare is recognized for its Home and Community Services Information System (HCSIS), a web-based client information management system which allows case workers to stay up to date on their clients and more easily monitor their progress. Additionally, the HCSIS system allows the commonwealth to track who is in the system, what services they are receiving and what it all costs. The system also allows incidents, such as medication errors, abuse and deaths, to be more readily analyzed so that measures to prevent future occurrences can be adopted.

"This year's Enterprise Value Award winners are an amazing group of technology and business leaders and innovators," says Abbie Lundberg, editor in chief of CIO magazine. "I congratulate all of the 2005 recipients, especially our two Grand Award winners Marriott International and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare. Our judges unanimously decided both organizations are equally deserving based on the uniquely focused high value derived from their information technology investments. In fact, all of the winners prove technology can directly, and in some cases quite dramatically, improve how an organization meets the needs of its key stakeholders."

In addition to the two grand prize winners, there are seven additional winners of the 2005 Enterprise Value Awards. Each is recognized for their creativity and innovation in developing information technology (IT) solutions that contribute to the bottom line success of their organization. The 2005 CIO magazine Enterprise Value Award Winners are: (1)

ABF Freight (Ft. Smith, Ark) — ABF Freight's innovative wireless and Internet-based logistics management tools allow customers to schedule, reroute and view real time shipping information. This creates great value for ABF's customers as they are easily able to monitor the status of their deliveries and allocate their own resources accordingly.

AT&T (Bedminster, N.J.) — AT&T's BusinessDirect customer portal gives business customers visibility into, and hands on control over, their networks. Enterprise customers can directly integrate their own inventory management, maintenance and ordering systems with AT&T's provisioning, repair and inventory systems thus allowing for shorter downtimes and disruptions.

Caterpillar Inc (Peoria, Ill.) — Caterpillar's Six Sigma Suite is a combination of applications that helps employees, dealers and suppliers follow the Six Sigma methodology to resolve problems and improve processes.

ConocoPhillips (Houston, Texas) — ConocoPhillips' lubricants group developed Lubestream to integrate its ordering system, from order placement through invoicing. Customers can place orders electronically via the portal using their own purchase order systems. These orders then go to ConocoPhillips' SAP transaction engine. This results in an easier ordering process for the customers and cost savings for ConocoPhillips of approximately $7 million.

Foley & Lardner LLP (Milwaukee, Wis) — The Foley: ClientSuite set of collaboration and legal case management tools allows Foley & Lardner to quickly and inexpensively create custom extranets for client use in accessing legal case information. It is also a knowledge management platform for Foley & Lardner lawyers, offering easy access to the best and brightest thinking in the firm.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (Memphis, Tenn) — Clinical researchers use St. Jude's data warehouse system to collect and share data from the organization's Clinical Research Information System and various legacy databases. This allows the hospital to avoid the costly process of building databases from scratch and more readily achieve its mission.

Zurich North America (Schaumburg, Ill) — Zurich's proprietary eZSB automated underwriting system is used by independent insurance agents who serve the small-business market to issue policies, price quotes and risk reports. This system allows agents to spend more time on selling than on processing paperwork and plays a significant role in Zurich's growth from a $500 million company in 1999 to the $1.3 billion dollar company it is today.

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(1) Full Enterprise Value Award coverage is available in the February 15, 2005 issue of CIO magazine.

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