Ricoh Corporation Named To Informationweek 500 For The Second Consecutive Year
West Caldwell, NJ, October 31, 2006 — InformationWeek Magazine has selected Ricoh Corporation to its InformationWeek 500, a prestigious listing of the most innovative users of information technology in the United States, for the second year in a row. Ricoh is ranked number 179 on the list, which is a testament to Ricoh’s IT executives employing the latest IT strategies, improving processes and building first-rate innovative teams that are leading the way in the development of new technologies.
For 18 years, the InformationWeek 500 has tracked organizations’ IT agendas, providing a unique opportunity to understand and examine their business practices across core areas of technology operations. Companies named to this list demonstrate a pattern of technological and organizational innovation. Unique among corporate rankings, the InformationWeek 500 spotlights innovation in business technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest spenders.
“The InformationWeek 500 is a comprehensive view of the nation’s most innovative companies and the business-technology strategies that they utilize,” said InformationWeek publishing director, Fritz Nelson. “The companies on our list should be commended for their dedication to the development of best practices in technology as well as to making strategic IT investments to establish improved business processes.”
To be ranked on this year’s list, candidates were asked to complete an application that examined key IT strategies using a quantitative analysis of technology initiatives and priorities and a qualitative assessment using essay responses. Participants were asked to complete two essays, one on overall technology innovation and the other on one of six technology categories. The responses to all parts of the survey were evaluated, weighted, and combined into a total score, which is the basis for the ranking. The selection criteria are determined by the magazine’s editors.
“It is an honor to be selected to the InformationWeek 500 list for the second year in a row,” said Sean Magee, senior vice president of Information Technology for Ricoh Corporation. “On an external basis, we are devoted to the research and development of the latest innovative technologies for our customers, and internally we are constantly improving our technology processes, and increasing efficiencies that align more closely with our business goals and embrace innovation.”
Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found at http://www.informationweek.com/iw500/ .
About InformationWeek InformationWeek sets the agenda for business technology executives, covering the full range of information access points IT decision-makers use today. A trusted, authoritative source and information filter, InformationWeek helps community members understand and focus on what’s important up-to-the-minute -- in print, online, through independent research and at live, peer-to-peer events. Through its cross-media platform, InformationWeek delivers content to complement the print publication to its community of business technology leaders when and how they want it, 24/7. The InformationWeek community includes an audience of 2.5 million CIOs, IT executives and business managers who cut across industries, job titles, company sizes and global borders.
About Ricoh Corporation Ricoh Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 70-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, is a leading provider of document solutions. Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents. Ricoh’s line of document management devices include, color and black & white digital imaging systems, facsimile products, printers, scanners, digital duplicators and wide format engineering systems. Additionally, Ricoh offers a wide variety of document and printing solutions directly and through strategic alliances enhancing office productivity and document workflow. Ricoh’s document management software enhances workgroup collaboration and offers secure storage, retrieval and sharing of critical information.
Information about Ricoh’s complete range of products and services can be accessed on the World Wide Web at www.ricoh-usa.com.
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