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The 2011 InformationWeek 500: Winners Revealed!

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  Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Between The Lines Columnist The 2011 InformationWeek 500
For 21 years, the InformationWeek 500 has tracked the technology practices of the nation's most innovative companies. Learn from our analysis of this year's top business technology teams. They're masters of today's key issues -- from making IT part of the product to cashing in on cloud computing.

2011 IW 500 Top Company: PACCAR Revs IT Innovation Amid A Brutal Recession
Heavy truck maker, the No. 1 company in our 2011 InformationWeek 500 ranking, makes its mark with in-vehicle electronics.

IW 500: Levi Strauss And Social Media: A Perfect Fit
Clothing maker, the No. 2 company in our 2011 InformationWeek 500 ranking, is leveraging Facebook and other media to build its brand and reach more customers.

IW 500: 9 Critical Trends For Innovative IT
Learn from our analysis of this year's top business technology teams. They're masters of today's key issues--from making IT part of the product to cashing in on cloud computing.

IW 500 Slideshow: 20 Innovative IT Ideas To Steal
InformationWeek 500 innovators have creative solutions to not-so-unusual business problems. How can these help your company?

Which State Has The Most 500 Winners?
Find out in our regional breakout, along with other key data points.

IW 500: 7 Lessons For Developing Real Metrics
Paul DePodesta helped build the Oakland Athletics baseball team into contenders by developing new metrics that better determined a player's true value. His advice can help business managers.

IW 500: IT Greatness Vs. IT Risk
While a new Harvard Business Review research article warns of the financial perils of big IT projects, business technology leaders must keep their eyes squarely on the upside.

No matter how hard the loss, defeat might serve as well as victory to shape the soul and let the glory out. -- Al Gore


IW 500: 7 Lessons For Developing Real Metrics
IW 500: IT Greatness Vs. IT Risk
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Posted By TreeInMyCube:
"IT staff may indeed veto certain purchases, but a seldom-used veto is not the same thing as the tyranny of the almight dollar and lowest cost procurements."
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Posted By Tronman:
"If MS actually does come out with a decent touch-based OS, great. But I'm not expecting much from this company anymore."
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Apple Preps iOS 5 Final Release
Signs indicate that the Gold Master is nearly complete and the new operating system will soon be available to consumers.

Windows 8 Revealed: Touchy-Feely UI Favors Tablets
Touch-based capabilities inspired by Windows Phone are meant to give Redmond a boost in the slate market.

HTC: iPhone Not 'Cool' Anymore
The acting president of HTC America said during a recent interview that Apple's iPhone is "a little less cool" than it used to be. HTC also had some comments about Windows Phone 7 Mango.

Hotmail Crash Blamed On System Update Error
Microsoft explains why its email service disappeared from the Internet's Domain Name System.

AT&T Offers Lame Response To DOJ Lawsuit
Telecom service provider contends that small, regional network operators such as Cricket Wireless and MetroPCS are significant threats to its business. Please.



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