TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Getty Images, Inc. (NYSE: GYI), the world's leading creator and distributor of visual content, today announced that it ranked seventh on the 2007 InformationWeek 500, which was revealed at a recent gala awards ceremony at the exclusive InformationWeek 500 conference in Tucson, Arizona. This ranking marks a significant shift from its 2006 ranking at 143. "This award caps off an exciting year of technological investments and developments at Getty Images, with the launch of our new website -- gettyimages.com -- playing a large role in earning this recognition," said Bruce Livingstone, SVP of Technology at Getty Images. "Our innovative enhancements to the site, specifically the addition of our first-of-its-kind Catalyst search tool, demonstrate our focus on engaging our customers in new ways to make their jobs easier." "We'd like to extend our sincere congratulations to all InformationWeek 500 honorees. These companies represent today's leading technology innovators, many of whom have joined us this week," said InformationWeek vice president and publisher, John Siefert. "This group has prompted fascinating discussion on some of the most forward looking business technology initiatives to date." For nearly 20 years, InformationWeek has identified and honored the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual listing. The list is unique among corporate rankings because it spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders. Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at http://www.informationweek.com/iw500/. About Getty Images (http://www.gettyimages.com) Getty Images is the world's leading creator and distributor of visual content and the first place creative professionals turn to discover, purchase and manage imagery. The company's award-winning photographers and imagery help customers create inspiring work which appears every day in the world's most influential newspapers, magazines, advertising campaigns, films, television programs, books and Web sites. Headquartered in Seattle, WA and serving customers in more than 100 countries, Getty Images believes in the power of imagery to drive positive change, educate, inform, and entertain. About InformationWeek (http://www.informationweek.com) InformationWeek is the leading multimedia Business Technology brand -- online sites, magazine, events and research -- providing CIOs and IT decision makers with unique perspective and tools that work in lock step with their decision making process -- from the setting of business strategies to the evaluation and recommendation of technology solutions. Through its cross-media platform, InformationWeek provides editorial content developed by both journalists and CIO and IT peers delivered when and how they want it, 24/7. For Technology Marketers, InformationWeek offers a dynamic portfolio of products to engage and align with the largest, most influential buying audience in the market. This means marketing solutions that target broad audiences (reach), as well as media programs organized by content themes and specific audience segments (composition). The InformationWeek audience of 3 million buyers, includes CIOs, IT executives and business managers who cut across industries, job titles, company sizes and global borders. About CMP Technology (http://www.cmp.com) CMP Technology is a marketing solutions company serving the technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company. As a result, CMP is the premier provider of access, insight and actionable programs designed to connect sellers and buyers in ways that yield superior return on investment. CMP Technology is a subsidiary of United Business Media (http://www.unitedbusinessmedia.com), a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $3 billion. Press Contact for Getty Images: Bridget Russel Director, Corporate Communications 206.925.6405 firstname.lastname@example.org Press Contact for CMP: Ellen Asuncion Marketing Manager, InformationWeek 949.223.3622 email@example.com
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