Ann Arbor, MI, September 22, 2009 – Ann Arbor-based ProQuest has ranked 27th on the 2009 InformationWeek 500, an annual listing of the nation's most innovative users of business technology. ProQuest, best known for its creation of information and technology tools that support research, is the top-ranked Michigan-based company and even placed higher than distinguished technology giants. InformationWeek is a premier source of news and analysis of leading-edge products and vendors in the business IT industry. Its InformationWeek 500 list is considered unique among industry rankings for its spotlight on the power of innovation in information technology.
"It’s an honor to be named to this prestigious roster of information technology innovators," said ProQuest Chief Information Officer Bipin Patel. "Our customers and our employees have long considered ProQuest a leader in end user-driven information technology innovations. It’s gratifying to have those opinions confirmed by a respected team of industry analysts."
ProQuest was recognized by InformationWeek for its establishment of a research and development team, which continually monitors new technologies and tests their applicability for researchers, librarians and end-users. The team collaborates with a variety of market segments to identify new ideas. An R&D lab provides freedom for team members to generate and test prototypes internally and externally. ProQuest’s innovation efforts are focused on investigating new ways in which its products can improve the quality of research, both in experience and the breakthroughs it generates.
"For over 20 years, the InformationWeek 500 has honored the most innovative users of business technology," said InformationWeek Editor-in-Chief Rob Preston. "Year after year, InformationWeek 500 companies harness technology to improve efficiency, boost productivity, drive revenue, and establish a competitive advantage. We applaud this year’s winners, and the CIOs and other executives whose ingenuity and risk taking are at the center of business technology innovation."
InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual 500 listing, now in its 21st year, and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments and administrative practices of America’s best-known companies.
Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at www.informationweek.com/iw500/.
ProQuest creates specialized information resources and technologies that propel successful research, discovery, and lifelong learning. A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers the expertise of such respected brands as Chadwyck-Healey, UMI, SIRS, and eLibrary. With Serials Solutions, Ulrich's, RefWorks, COS, Dialog and now Bowker part of the ProQuest brand family, the company supports the breadth of the information community with innovative discovery solutions that power the business of books and the best in research experience.
More than a content provider or aggregator, ProQuest is an information partner, creating indispensable research solutions that connect people and information. Through innovative, user-centered discovery technology, ProQuest offers billions of pages of global content that includes historical newspapers, dissertations, and uniquely relevant resources for researchers of any age and sophistication—including content not likely to be digitized by others. Inspired by its customers and their end users, ProQuest is working toward a future that blends information accessibility with community to further enhance learning and encourage lifelong enrichment.
For more information, visit www.proquest.com or the ProQuest parent company website, www.cambridgeinformationgroup.com.
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