AT&T Recognized by CIO Magazine As a 2007 CIO 100 Award Honoree
San Antonio, Texas, June 1, 2007
IDG's CIO magazine today announced AT&T as a recipient of the 2007 CIO 100 award. The 20th annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology.
According to Abbie Lundberg, Editor in Chief of CIO magazine, "The CIO 100 award recipients serve as industry role models for business and IT excellence. This year's winners demonstrate extraordinary results in a variety of important areas, including business transformation, collaboration, customer innovation and top line contributions."
"AT&T is honored to be named to this prestigious group of industry leaders," said Thaddeus Arroyo, CIO, AT&T. "Not only does this award underscore the value AT&T places on innovation within its business, it highlights the excellence of our employees."
AT&T is a premier communications holding company in the United States and around the world, with operating subsidiaries providing services under the AT&T brand. AT&T is the recognized world leader in providing IP-based communications services to business and the U.S. leader in providing wireless, high-speed Internet access, and local and long distance voice services.
The 2007 CIO 100 awards will be presented at the La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, California, on August 21, at the conclusion of the ninth annual CIO 100 Symposium® and Awards Ceremony.
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About the CIO 100
The recipients of this year's CIO 100 award were selected through a three-step process. First, companies filled out an online application form detailing their innovative practices in both business and IT. Next, teams of CIO magazine editors and writers reviewed the applications in depth, looking for unique practices and substantial results. Finally, the teams met for a day-long meeting to debate the merits of each nominee and vote on the final 100. Once the top 100 honorees were selected, several honorees were chosen to receive an additional special award.
Complete coverage of the 2007 CIO 100 awards will be in the August 15 issue of CIO magazine and available online at www.cio.com on August 15.
About CIO Magazine
Launched in 1987, CIO magazine addresses issues vital to the success of chief information officers (CIOs) worldwide. The CIO portfolio includes a companion website (www.CIO.com), CIO Executive Programs and the CIO Executive Council. CIO properties provide technology and business 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 140 awards to date, including two Grand Neals from the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards and two Magazine of the Year awards from the National Society of Business Publication Editors. CIO magazine is published in more than a dozen countries, including Australia, Canada, China, France and Germany. CIO magazine, CIO.com, CIO Executive Programs and the CIO Executive Council are produced by International Data Group's award-winning business unit: CXO Media Inc.
AT&T Inc. is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates, AT&T operating companies, are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. Among their offerings are the world's most advanced IP-based business communications services and the nation's leading wireless, high speed Internet access and voice services. In domestic markets, AT&T is known for the directory publishing and advertising sales leadership of its Yellow Pages and YELLOWPAGES.COM organizations, and the AT&T brand is licensed to innovators in such fields as communications equipment. As part of its three-screen integration strategy, AT&T is expanding its TV entertainment offerings. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at www.att.com.
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