IDG’s InfoWorld Names the 100 Most Innovative Corporate IT Solutions for 2005; Annual Awards Honor Most Creative and Cutting-Edge Implementations of Enterprise Technology

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – NOVEMBER 14, 2005 – Today, InfoWorld announced the winners of its InfoWorld 100 awards. The annual awards honor IT projects that demonstrate the most creative use of cutting-edge technologies to further their business goals. Nominations were submitted by InfoWorld readers, technology partners, and end-user companies in late-summer. To be considered, projects must stretch beyond the typical, off-the-shelf solution, using multiple technologies in innovative ways to serve well-defined business goals. Winners are formally announced in the November 14, 2005, edition of InfoWorld and will be available online at: .

"IT departments continue to learn hard lessons about business realities and realistic ROI," said Eric Knorr, executive editor at large. "The InfoWorld 100 provides a forum for IT managers to get the recognition they deserve for smart projects from an audience of their peers."


CACI International: Contract procurement process

ClearNova: Information management system

Electronic Data Systems: Bomb Arson Tracking System

Microsoft: Back-office apps; developer tools

NETEX: E-mail migration project

PowerVision: Database configuration and communications synchronization

Sanrad: iSCSI-based IP SAN solution

Sestus Data Corp.: PhishCops Website Authentication Process

Distribution/Supply Chain

Horizon Services Group: Shipment management solution


Brooklyn Public Library: Access Brooklyn Card information system

Broward County Public Schools: Virtual Counselor information system

Platform Learning: Database overhaul; BPM implementation

Prairie View A&M University: WAN optimization and wireless project

School District of Philadelphia: Networking and communications project

Financial Services

American Express: Investment Optimization 2.0 financial management solution

AmSouth: Knowledge management system

Bowne & Co.: XBLR-based SEC-filing solution

Coldwell Banker Elite: IT infrastructure upgrade

Enigmatec: Business continuity and Execution Management System

E-TRADE FINANCIAL: Digital Security ID solution

First New England Mortgage: CRM integration and customization

GMAC Commercial Holding Corp.: iDeal document management solution

H&R Block Financial Advisors: Web services-based client acquisition system

Lehman Brothers: Total Access Control provisioning and identity management system

MoneyGram: Storage virtualization project

North Shore Credit Union: Business processes optimization

PHH Mortgage: MyChoice loan application/platform

Philadelphia Stock Exchange: State-of-the-art trading system

Prudential Financial: Plan Accounting Strategy (business systems management solution)

U.S. Bank: SOA initiative


City of Seattle Justice Information System: SOA initiative

Internal Revenue Service: Electronic filing optimization

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association: Wireless solution

Suffolk County Clerk's Office: Enterprise content management solution

Washington State Department of Labor and Industries: Document management system

Health Care

Brigham and Women's Hospital: Mobile Electronic Medication Administration Record (eMAR)

Community Health Network: Private optical network; network infrastructure