Acxiom, an enterprise data, analytics and software-as-a-service company today announced that it ranked #16 on this year s InformationWeek 500 a list of the top technology innovators in the U.S. Acxiom has appeared on the InformationWeek 500 for 9 of the last 10 years, and this is its second time in the top 20. The full list can be accessed at informationweek.com/500.
Technology innovations have driven Acxiom s business for over 44 years - starting with patented identity linking, to grid based parallel processing, to numerous advances in analytics, digital media platforms, and multichannel marketing integration. Acxiom s roadmap for 2013 includes the release of more innovative products: in April, Acxiom announced PrivateCloud, designed for organizations that require security-enriched cloud computing. Last week, Acxiom unveiled AboutTheData.com, the first online consumer portal of its kind that allows individuals to view and update core data elements that are part of the information Acxiom makes available to advertisers. And later this month, the company will launch the Audience Operating System, a series of technologies that will revolutionize how information is ingested, connected, analyzed and utilized by marketers across the globe.
Acxiom is focused on delivering game changing innovations that are redefining the future of marketing, says Scott Howe, Acxiom s President and CEO. Moving up in the InformationWeek 500 ranking confirms that we are on the right track.
"The theme of this year's InformationWeek 500 is digital business. It's a movement, rooted in data analytics, mobile computing, social networking and other customer?focused technologies that are turning companies and industries on their ear," said InformationWeek Editor In Chief Rob Preston. "Every enterprise is now a digital business or needs to become one fast. The companies in our ranking are leading the way."
InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual InformationWeek 500 listing, and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments, and administrative practices of some of the best?known organizations in the country. Past overall winners include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, PACCAR Inc., The Vanguard Group, CME Group, National Semiconductor, Con?Way, and Principal Financial Group. Unique among corporate rankings, the InformationWeek 500 spotlights the power of innovation in information technology.