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InformationWeek Elite 100: Winning Digital Strategies
Chris Murphy, Editor, InformationWeek
Forget "disruption." The most innovative companies in our annual ranking go digital in two main ways.
By Chris Murphy Editor, InformationWeek, 4/2/2014
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Top of the List
No. 1
Pfizer Connects Dots To Deliver Better Treatments
Pfizer Connects Dots To Deliver Better Treatments
The pharmaceutical company, No. 1 in the InformationWeek Elite 100 ranking, uses big data to tailor treatments to specific patient populations.
No. 2
Capital One IT Overhaul Powers Digital Strategy
Capital One IT Overhaul Powers Digital Strategy
The bank, No. 2 on the InformationWeek Elite 100 ranking, beefed up its IT development to outpace the competition.
No. 3
Kroger Solves Top Customer Issue: Long Lines
Kroger Solves Top Customer Issue: Long Lines
The supermarket chain, No. 3 in the InformationWeek Elite 100 ranking, uses QueVision system to ensure customers never have more than one person ahead of them.
No. 4
Raytheon Uses Augmented Reality To Speed Missile Design
Raytheon Uses Augmented Reality To Speed Missile Design
Raytheon, No. 4 in the InformationWeek Elite 100 ranking, uses CAVEs -- computer-assisted virtual environments -- to boost collaboration among engineers and with customers.
No. 5
Darden Uses Analytics To Understand Restaurant Customers
Darden Uses Analytics To Understand Restaurant Customers
Data analytics project helps restaurant company, No. 5 on the InformationWeek Elite 100 ranking, gather information on every step of the guest experience.
The Lighter Side
Top 10 Signs Your Company Isn't InformationWeek Elite 100 Material
Rob Preston, VP & Editor in Chief, InformationWeek
Gunning for InformationWeek's elite list of innovative companies? Better hope you don't meet any of these criteria.
By Rob Preston VP & Editor in Chief, InformationWeek, 4/2/2014
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Top 10 Signs You're Not A Digital Business
Rob Preston, VP & Editor in Chief, InformationWeek
Consider the red flags that suggest your digital business strategy needs, ahem, a bit of work.
By Rob Preston VP & Editor in Chief, InformationWeek, 4/2/2014
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  1. Pfizer Inc.
  2. Capital One Financial Corp.
  3. The Kroger Co.
  4. Raytheon Co.
  5. Darden Restaurants Inc.
  6. New York-Presbyterian Hospital
  7. ARI
  8. McKesson Corp.
  9. Boeing
  10. Purdue Pharma L.P.
Business Innovators
These companies earned our IW Elite 100 Business Innovation awards, given for projects in eight critical categories: analytics, customer experience, business agility, collaboration, tech-enabled new product, productivity, salesforce performance, and mobility.
Merck Optimizes Manufacturing With Big Data Analytics
PG&E Delivers On Promise Of Smart Meters
How FedEx Streamlines Operations At Freight Docks
GSA: Blazing Government's Path To Cloud
Nielsen Shares Data Treasure With App Developers
Esurance Gives Auto Claims Personal Touch With Video
La Quinta Dials Up Mobile Reservations
Eli Lilly's Field Reps: Armed With Data
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Our data shows these innovators using digital technology in two key areas: providing better products and cutting costs. Almost half of them expect to introduce a new IT-led product this year, and 46% are using technology to make business processes more efficient.