TOPEKA, KS--(Marketwire - Oct 16, 2012) - se2 has been named to the 2012 InformationWeek 500, an annual listing of the nation's most innovative users of business technology. This is the third time in four years se2 has made the InformationWeek 500 list.
"We are thrilled and honored to receive this recognition from InformationWeek for the second consecutive year," said se2 CEO Dave Keith. "The ranking demonstrates that se2 is a valued thought leader throughout the insurance and annuity industry and continues to be a trusted source for innovative technology solutions."
"InformationWeek 500 has recognized the most innovative users of business technology for 24 years, and this year's innovations were particularly impressive," said InformationWeek Editor-in-Chief Rob Preston. "What the editors looked for are unconventional approaches -- new technologies, new models, new ways of grabbing business opportunities and solving complex business problems with IT."
se2 was cited by InformationWeek for its research and development (R&D) efforts in the evaluation of delivery options for mobile application solutions. The R&D endeavor was based on an existing business process and an application that was well-established, known and understood by the project team. After reviewing possible choices, the technology solutions department decided to develop an application for "real-time" call center processing statistics. This new system would allow location-independent access to statistics such as call center volumes, workflow status and system performance.
The key aspect of the R&D efforts was centered on the concept of a "Bake-Off," which allowed three small teams to develop the same prototype application, in the same timeframe, using different delivery technologies. The R&D project spanned four months, with three developers allocated for approximately 30 percent of their time. At its conclusion, the investment produced a clear roadmap for mobile development for se2 that will guide future efforts.
The InformationWeek 500 list is the most prestigious business technology ranking, showcasing the country's most innovative organizations. The ranking identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology. The InformationWeek 500 rankings are unique among corporate rankings as they spotlight the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders.
Additional details on InformationWeek 500 can be found online at www.informationweek.com/iw500/.
se2 provides business technology and processing solutions for the financial services and retirement planning sector. se2 offers service end-to-end for life and annuity processing with an award-winning state-of-the-art technology platform and an astute understanding of regulatory compliance issues unique and specific to the financial services industry. se2's life and annuity acumen, coupled with its dedicated processing capabilities, places it in the forefront of the business processing outsourcing (BPO) industry. se2's technology platform has been recognized as an industry-leading innovation by the Computerworld Honors Program and the CIO 100 Awards. For more information, visit http://www.se2.com.
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