Stockpoint Wins CIO’s Web Business 50/50 Award For Online Excellence

FRAMINGHAM, MA.–JULY 10, 2000 — Stockpoint, Inc. has been named a 2000 Web Business Award winner. Sponsored by CIO magazine, this award program recognizes innovative Web initiatives by organizations around the world. The July 1 issue of CIO honors the top 50 Internet and top 50 intranet sites that demonstrate a keen ability to blend technology and design of their Web site with the needs of their target audience. According to Megan Santosus, CIO senior editor, "It is clear from this year's winners the Internet in no longer an experiment. With dedicated staff, financial resources and executive talent, winners are sending a loud message: The Internet, as an important business medium, is here to stay."

 

A panel of nineteen CIO magazine editors, writers, art designers and Web development experts reviewed more than 500 nominated Internet sites. A panel of judges reviewed over 200 nominated intranet sites using highly descriptive applications that detailed the functional importance of the site. The judges evaluated hundreds of sites, recognizing the best in their medium and selecting sites that achieved their stated goals.

Stockpoint's Web site (www.stockpoint.com) was created to demonstrate to prospective business clients the advantages of Stockpoint products. The Stockpoint site exemplifies to prospective corporate clients their unparalleled ability to seamlessly integrate their financial application technology into Web sites, creating a look and feel that complements a site's overall design.

"Receiving such a distinguished award as the CIO 50/50 reaffirms our ability to build Web sites of the highest quality," said Bill Staib, Stockpoint chief executive officer. "Our ability to build award winning Web sites, along with our high level of service and reliability, are why we are one of the leading business-to-business providers of online investment tools and market information."

Technology and the Web are not only vital components of any organization's success, they are also more important than ever in the new millennium. As the Web becomes more advanced, a compelling online presence is needed to remain competitive and to retain and attract users. CIO honors the 100 sites that exemplify ground breaking business models and set the benchmarks for others to take notice and follow. Complete coverage of the 2000 Web Business 50/50 Awards is featured in the July 1 issue of CIO magazine and at http://www.cio.com.

About Stockpoint, Inc.

Stockpoint(R) is a leading business-to-business provider of global online investment tools and market information. Stockpoint excels in seamlessly integrating customizable, sophisticated financial content and applications into client Web sites. In doing so, Stockpoint allows organizations such as brokerages, commercial and investment banks, mutual fund companies, 401(k) managers, Web portals and media companies to reliably outsource key Web responsibility and benefit from industry leading functionality. Stockpoint's many high-profile clients include eight of the top 20 Internet Brokers, as ranked by Gomez Advisors.

Stockpoint showcases its design and technical expertise for free at www.stockpoint.com, which was selected by Fortune as one of its "Notable Web sites" in the Summer 2000 issue and by Forbes as a "Best of the Web" financial portal site in September 1999. It was also ranked by Barron's as one of the "Top Investment Websites" in October, 1999.

About CIO

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