Verizon Earns Top 100 Spot in 2013 InformationWeek 500
NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2013
NEW YORK, Sept.30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --For the 17^th year, Verizon has been
named to the InformationWeek 500, a list that honors the top technology
innovators in the U.S. Recognized in the list's top 100 for innovative
information-technology work, Verizon earned its spot for the company's Tech
Tablet project. It uses mobile tools to enhance the ability of Verizon field
technicians to provide a world-class service experience for the company's
residential and business customers.
"Our IT team is focused on driving shareholder value by delivering innovative
business solutions that produce a superior customer experience," said Roger
Gurnani, chief information officer for Verizon. "We're honored to be
recognized once again as an innovative technology leader."
The Tech Tablet is a 10-inch, rugged tablet that equips Verizon field
technicians with state-of-the-art technology to provide customers with
powerful answers. The mobile device leverages the Verizon 4G LTE network to
deliver enhanced functionality including a comprehensive customer-specific
view of historical transactions, a graphical view of the customer's in-home
network, product demonstrations and on-site ordering.
Bob Mudge, president of Verizon consumer and mass business markets, said:
"This new work tool is the result of technicians, front-line managers and
fantastic IT partners collaborating to deliver an even greater customer
experience. Putting at the technician's fingertips all the information needed
for a job makes every customer-visit seamless."
The companies on this year's list were announced at an awards ceremony at the
2013 InformationWeek Conference and Awards Gala, Sept. 8-10, at the Montelucia
Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Ariz.
"The theme of this year's InformationWeek 500 is digital business. It's a
movement, rooted in data analytics, mobile computing, social networking and
other customer‐focused technologies that are turning companies and industries
on their ear," said InformationWeek Editor-in-Chief Rob Preston. 'Every
enterprise is now a digital business -- or needs to become one fast. The
companies in our ranking are leading the way."
Visit Verizon's website for more information about Verizon's recognition and
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, is
a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline
communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale
customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network,
with more than 100 million retail connections nationwide. Verizon also
provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over
America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business
solutions to customers in more than 150 countries. A Dow 30 company with
nearly $116 billion in 2012 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of
180,900. For more information, visit about.verizon.com.
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