InfoWorld Announces 2001 Readers’ Choice Awards; XML Selected As Standard of The Year

SAN MATEO, CA — JUNE 1, 2001 — InfoWorld Media Group, a leading provider of in-depth analysis of enterprise technology and strategies combined to provide insight into vital business solutions through its integrated online, print, events, and research channels, will announce the winners of its annual Readers' Choice Awards in the June 4 issue of InfoWorld magazine. In an online survey InfoWorld readers selected the winners from a group of finalists nominated by InfoWorld editors, writers and analysts in categories including server hardware, e-commerce, outsourcing, integration and CRM.


InfoWorld readers selected XML as standard of the year, Alan Greenspan as person of the year and Verio as ASP of the year. IBM was at the top of multiple categories with WebSphere taking the honors as application integration tool, enterprise application, and e-commerce product of the year. IBM's Global Services division was picked as the year's best outsourcer and consulting service. For the full results of this year's Readers' Choice Awards, please visit

"The results of this poll are in line with what has been important to InfoWorld over the past year: Remaining very clear and concrete about the value of the best technological solutions despite the rapidly changing business climate," said Michael Vizard, editor in chief, InfoWorld, InfoWorld Online and CTO Magazine. "There's a real synergy between InfoWorld and its readers, and we're delighted to see that reflected in the 2001 Readers' Choice Awards."

About InfoWorld Media Group

InfoWorld Media Group delivers in-depth analysis of enterprise technology and strategies combined to provide insight into vital business solutions through its integrated online, print events and research channels. In an era when technology is more critical to business success than ever before, InfoWorld Media Group provides senior IT level expertise for executives such as CTOs and CIOs on how technology drives specific business benefits such as revenue growth, relationship management, and enhancing organizational efficiencies.

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