MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 4, 2013 —FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) has been named a recipient of the 2013 CIO 100 Award from IDG's CIO magazine. The 26th annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT).
"For 26 years now, the CIO 100 awards have honored the innovative use of technology to deliver genuine business value," said Maryfran Johnson, Editor in Chief of CIO magazine & events. "Our 2013 winners are an outstanding example of the transformative power of IT to drive everything from revenue growth to competitive advantage."
“We’re honored to be named a 2013 CIO 100 Award recipient,” said David Zanca, Sr. VP IT, FedEx Services. “I am proud of the FedEx Web Services team’s continuous innovation in the world of e-commerce, connecting businesses and consumers around the globe. We are grateful for the recognition from CIO magazine.”
FedEx Web Services, developed as a streamlined e-commerce connection for businesses and consumers around the world, handles more than 25 million tracking requests per day. In 2012, projections for the upcoming holiday peak shipping season accelerated the need to upgrade Web Services capacity. The move to a virtual environment enabled quadruple capacity for customer facing transactions at a fraction of the cost of a physical implementation, increased visibility and provided customers enhanced flexibility.
Executives from the winning companies will be recognized at the CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony, to be held Tuesday evening, Aug. 13th at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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 IT and business initiatives. Next, a team of judges reviewed the applications in depth, looking for unique practices and substantial results. Finally, CIO editors reviewed the judges' recommendations and voted on the final 100.
Complete coverage of the 2013 CIO 100 awards will be online at http://www.cio100.com on August 1, 2013 and in the August 1st issue of CIO magazine.
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $44 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world's most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 300,000 team members to remain "absolutely, positively" focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. For more information, visit news.fedex.com.
About CIO Magazine
CIO is the premier content and community resource for information technology executives and leaders thriving and prospering in this fast-paced era of IT transformation in the enterprise. The award-winning CIO portfolio—CIO.com,CIO magazine (launched in 1987), CIO executive programs, CIO custom solutions, CIO Forum on LinkedIn, CIO Executive Council and CIO primary research—provides business technology leaders with analysis and insight on information technology trends and a keen understanding of IT’s role in achieving business goals. Additionally, CIO provides opportunities for IT solution providers to reach this executive IT audience. The CIO Executive Council is a professional organization of CIOs created to serve as an unbiased and trusted peer advisory group. CIO is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading media, events, and research company. Company information is available at http://www.idgenterprise.com/.
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