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Computerworld

September 12, 2016 09:47 ET

Computerworld Recognizes Data & Analytics Initiatives Improving Business Outcomes With 2016 Data+ Editors' Choice Awards

Automating Data Processes & Analyzing Data Has Reduced Costs, Increased Response Time and Improved Customer Service for Winning Organizations

FRAMINGHAM, MA--(Marketwired - September 12, 2016) - Computerworld -- the leading IT media brand dedicated to being the voice of business technology -- announces the 2016 Computerworld Data+ Editors' Choice Award winners. This prestigious honor recognizes innovative data and analytics initiatives that have delivered significant business value.

"We are pleased to announce the 2016 Computerworld Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honorees," said Scot Finnie, editor in chief, Computerworld. "This year's 20 winning organizations have used data analytics to achieve a wide spectrum of gains, from improving business profitability to uncovering trends in criminal activity and reducing energy use -- even keeping trains running on schedule. We're continually impressed with the new and inventive analytics projects at organizations big and small uncovered through our Data+ program. This year's winning organizations are at the forefront of applying data analytics to deliver both business and societal benefits."

Organizations are harnessing the power that data and analytics initiatives can provide to their business. According to the 2016 IDG Enterprise Data & Analytics research, 69% of organizations have either implemented data-driven projects or are planning to. B2B organizations are looking to make their business more data focused, improve customer relationships and change how operations are organized. B2C organizations have similar goals, but improving customer relationships takes the lead.

The 2016 winners are using data and analytics initiatives to elevate customer care and service, speed up response time and reduce business and customer costs. The use of automation for processes and data collection, as well as the ability to analyze data within a shorter amount of time has improved practices across many industries. Learn more about the 2016 Computerworld Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honorees and their achievements in a special feature on Computerworld.com.

2016 Data+ Editors' Choice Award Honorees:

  • A.W. Chesterton
  • BRF Brasil Foods
  • Cerner
  • CPL Online
  • Duke Energy
  • GE Healthcare
  • Halton Regional Police Service
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
  • KPMG
  • Life Fitness
  • MFC Netform
  • Pinterest
  • Qiagen
  • Rhodes Group/Tricore
  • State of Arkansas
  • Takeda Pharmaceutical/Millennium Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • TD Bank
  • The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  • Utah Transit Authority

To learn more about Computerworld's Data+ Editor's Choice Awards, and to nominate your organization for 2017, please email us at specialprojects@computerworld.com. Nominations will open in the spring.

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About Computerworld's Data+ Editor's Choice Awards
The Computerworld Data+ Editors' Choice awards program was launched in 2013 by IDG's Computerworld editorial team to recognize organizations that are mining big data to analyze and predict business trends and monetize this information. Organizations were asked to complete questionnaires detailing their big data projects, which were then reviewed by the Computerworld editorial team. From those questionnaires, honorees were selected for their ability to achieve business benefits through big data, and demonstrate real-world results and best practices. View the 2016 winners on Computerworld.com.

About Computerworld
Computerworld from IDG is the leading technology media brand helping senior IT, business decision-makers and key influencers navigate change with effective business strategy. As the voice of business technology, Computerworld enables the IT value chain with unique editorial coverage from setting strategies to deriving value. Computerworld's award-winning website (www.computerworld.com), focused conference series, strategic marketing solutions and research forms the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT vendors to engage this audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 7.2 million monthly page views (Omniture, January 2016 - March 2016 average) and was recognized in 2016 as a top website by ASBPE. Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of IDG. Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com.

About IDG
IDG connects the world of tech buyers with insights, intent and engagement. IDG is the world's leading media, data and marketing services company that activates and engages the most influential technology buyers. Our premium brands, including CIO®, Computerworld®, PCWorld® and Macworld®, engage the most powerful audience of technology buyers providing essential guidance on the evolving technology landscape. Our global data intelligence platform activates purchasing intent, powering our clients' success. IDG Marketing Services creates custom content with marketing impact across video, mobile, social and digital. We execute complex campaigns that fulfill marketers' global ambitions seamlessly with consistency that delivers results and wins awards. IDG is the #1 tech media company in the world, per comScore.*

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