Aflac Recognized by CIO Magazine as a Leader in Information Technology
CIO magazine honors Aflac as one of the 100 most innovative companies in the
COLUMBUS, Ga., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- CIO magazine announced Aflac as a
recipient of the 2008 CIO 100, an annual award program that recognizes
companies around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and
strategic excellence in information technology (IT). The magazine identified
Aflac as one of the top 100 organizations that has distinguished itself by
creating business value through the effective and innovative use of IT.
"We are extremely honored by this recognition," said Gerald Shields, chief
information officer for Aflac. "This award is a testament to our team's
commitment to equipping our sales force with technology that helps them do
their jobs more efficiently, ultimately leading to quality service for our
The recipients of this year's CIO 100 award were selected through a
three-step process. First, companies filled out an online application form
detailing their innovative practices in both business and IT. Next, a team of
judges reviewed the applications in depth, looking for unique practices and
substantial results. Finally, CIO editors reviewed the judges' recommendations
and voted on the final 100.
"The CIO 100 honors organizations that have used technology in innovative
ways to generate value to the business," said Abbie Lundberg, editor in chief
of CIO magazine. "Unlike other top lists, it's not just about who's biggest --
it's about who's doing the most interesting and relevant things."
The 21st annual CIO 100 awards will be presented at the Broadmoor in
Colorado Springs, Colo., on August 26 at the conclusion of the tenth annual
CIO 100 Symposium(R) and Awards Ceremony. Complete coverage of the 2008 CIO
100 awards will be in the August 15 issue of CIO magazine and available online
at www.cio.com on June 1.
For more than 50 years, Aflac products have given policyholders the
opportunity to direct cash where it is needed most when a life-interrupting
medical event causes financial challenges. Aflac is the number one provider of
guaranteed-renewable insurance in the United States and the number one
insurance company in terms of individual insurance policies in force in Japan.
Its insurance products provide protection to more than 40 million people
worldwide. Aflac has been included in Fortune magazine's listing of America's
Most Admired Companies for seven years and in Fortune magazine's list of the
100 Best Companies to Work For in America for ten consecutive years. Aflac
also has been recognized three times by both Fortune magazine's listing of the
Top 50 Employers for Minorities and Working Mother magazine's listing of the
100 Best Companies for Working Mothers. Aflac Incorporated is a Fortune 500
company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AFL. To find
out more about Aflac, visit aflac.com.
SOURCE Aflac Incorporated
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