InformationWeek 500: How We Selected The Companies On Our List

It's a rigorous process that includes quantitative and qualitative assessments of business tech innovation. Are you ready to make our 2010 list?

Heather Vallis, Contributor

September 11, 2009

1 Min Read

To be ranked in the InformationWeek 500, companies with revenue of $250 million or more must complete a rigorous application on their technology strategies. The process includes quantitative and qualitative assessments of business tech innovation.Completed applications are reviewed by a panel of InformationWeek editors, who determine the ranking. The data is aggregated for all 500 companies and by industry; individual company data isn't disclosed without permission.The 2010 InformationWeek 500 application period will open in January. Your company can pre-register for next year, so you'll be alerted when the period opens. For more information, please visit the InformationWeek 500 Resource Center. Send questions pertaining to the process to [email protected].The 2009 InformationWeek 500 Analytics Report, which includes extensive data and analysis from the survey, can be downloaded from here. Go to the main story:
InformationWeek 500: A Year Of Relentless Innovation
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About the Author(s)

Heather Vallis


Heather Vallis is Managing Editor, Research at InformationWeek. Prior to joining the InformationWeek editorial staff in November 2007, she was Senior Research Manager for UBM Tech’s Business Technology Group, and managed sales and marketing research for several publications including Network Computing, Intelligent Enterprise, and Secure Enterprise. Before coming to UBM Tech in 1996, she worked for Thurston Arthritis Research Center at UNC-Chapel Hill and was on the editorial staff of the medical journal, Arthritis Care & Research. Heather holds a BA in Political Science from Boston College and was on the American Business Media Research Committee in 2007.

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