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InformationWeek 500: How The InformationWeek 500 Are Selected

What goes into putting our rankings together.

Now in its 22nd year, the InformationWeek 500 recognizes business technology teams that have made a demonstrable impact on the way their organizations do business.

To be ranked, companies with revenue of $250 million or more must complete a rigorous application on their technology strategies. The process is quantitative and qualitative. Applications are reviewed by a panel of InformationWeek editors, who determine the final ranking. The data is aggregated across all InformationWeek 500 companies and by industry; individual company data isn't disclosed without permission.

The 2011 InformationWeek 500 application period opens in January. You can pre-register at For more information, visit the Resource Center at You can send questions to

The InformationWeek 500 Analytics report, which includes all the aggregated data from the survey, can be downloaded free, for a limited time, at

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