ATLANTA – HD Supply today announced that for the third consecutive year it was awarded a top 200 ranking on the 2011 InformationWeek 500, an annual listing of the nation’s most innovative users of business technology. HD Supply was recognized for its comprehensive IT Operations Management Suite.
InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual 500 listing and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments and administrative practices of America’s best-known companies. The InformationWeek 500 rankings are unique among corporate rankings as it spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders.
“For 23 years, the InformationWeek 500 has chronicled and honored the most innovative users of business technology,” said InformationWeek Editor In Chief Rob Preston. “In this day and age, however, being innovative isn’t enough. Companies and their IT organizations need to innovate faster than ever before to stay a step or two ahead of their customers, partners, and competitors. This year’s ranking placed special emphasis on those high-octane business technology innovators.”
“HD Supply is truly honored to be recognized among the top 200 business technology innovators by InformationWeek for a third consecutive year,” said Michele Markham, HD Supply Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. “Developing this comprehensive management suite has produced a series of big wins for our company, including significant cost avoidance and elimination, the exiting of 21 datacenters, the creation of a Global Help Desk for IT support and the establishment of a stable, scalable and centralized infrastructure to serve our customers. This management suite automates how we gather and deliver real-time data to take proactive and corrective action faster while reducing issue resolution time.”