ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IDG's CIO magazine announces BAE Systems, Inc. as a recipient of the 2012 CIO 100. The 25th annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT).
“For 25 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 2012 winners are an outstanding example of the transformative power of IT to drive everything from revenue growth to competitive advantage.”
BAE Systems is recognized for its innovative use of information risk management technology to improve governance and compliance with corporate intellectual property protection mandates and export regulations, while enabling employees to collaborate globally. Leveraging technology from NextLabs, the BAE Systems solution improves business productivity by accelerating collaboration, reduces cost of operations by automating IT processes and centralizing key business systems, and reduces the cost of export compliance.
“In this challenging business environment, it’s more important than ever to reduce cost and improve efficiency while maintaining internal controls,” said D. Michael Bennett, senior vice president of Information Management and CIO for BAE Systems, Inc. “The BAE Systems – NextLabs team is using information technology in new and innovative ways, which allows us to be more agile as a business and provide better service to our customers.”
“NextLabs is privileged to work with a world-class organization such as BAE Systems to leverage the latest information risk management technology. Great vision combined with great execution from the IT organization enabled BAE Systems to achieve secure global collaboration while streamlining key business processes and improving efficiency,” said Keng Lim, CEO of NextLabs.
Executives from the winning companies will be recognized at the CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony, to be held Tuesday evening, Aug. 21 at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.
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 2012 CIO 100 awards will be online at www.cio.com on August 1, 2012 and in the August 1st issue of CIO magazine.
About BAE Systems, Inc.
BAE Systems, Inc. is a global defense, aerospace and security company with approximately 43,000 employees worldwide. The Company delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and support services. In 2011 BAE Systems, Inc. reported sales of $14.4 billion.
NextLabs®, Inc. is the leading provider of policy-driven information risk management (IRM) software for large enterprises. Its software offers a cohesive solution for improving compliance and mitigating information risk by helping companies achieve safer and more secure internal and external collaboration, prevent data breach, and ensure proper authorization to applications and data.
NextLabs’ partnerships with industry leaders such as IBM, SAP, Microsoft, HCL, Deloitte, CSC, Adobe, HP, PTC, and Siemens bring to market industry-focused IRM solutions that combine industry best practices with turnkey applications, to meet customers’ governance, risk, and compliance requirements.
NextLabs, Enterprise DLP, ACPL, Compliant Enterprise, and their corresponding logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of NextLabs, Inc. in the United States.
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About CIO Magazine
CIO produces award-winning content and community resources for information technology executives and leaders thriving and prospering in this fast-paced era of business, as well as creates opportunities for information technology and consumer marketers to reach them. The CIO portfolio includes CIO.com, CIO magazine (launched in 1987), CIO Executive Programs and the CIO Executive Council. CIO properties provide business technology 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 more than 200 awards to date, including the American Society of Business Publication Editor’s Top B-to-B Magazine since 2000 and two Grand Neals from the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards. CIO websites and printed publications appear in more than 25 countries, including Australia, Canada, Finland, India and Sweden. CIO Executive Programs—a series of face-to-face conferences including the CIO 100 Awards & Symposium™—provide educational and networking opportunities for pre-qualified corporate and government leaders. 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 www.idgenterprise.com.