ISG's Saugatuck Technology Announces 2015 Beacon Award Winners for Business IT Innovation

Post Holdings, The Travel Corporation, Chirch Global Manufacturing recognized for Digital Business success

Nov 04, 2015, 14:04 ET from Information Services Group

NEW YORK, Nov. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Saugatuck Technology, a leading subscription-based research and analyst firm focused on Digital Business and the Cloud, today announced the 2015 winners of Saugatuck's Beacon Awards for business and IT innovation. The winners were honored during Saugatuck's annual Cloud Business Summit, held today at The Yale Club in New York City.

Saugatuck is a wholly owned business of Information Services Group (ISG) (NASDAQ: III), a leading technology insights, market intelligence and advisory services company.

This year, Saugatuck recognized three pioneering enterprises whose innovative applications of Cloud and related IT not only improved their business, but created new opportunities to grow and compete in Digital Business arenas. The three winners of the 2015 Beacon Awards are:

  • Post Holdings, the consumer packaged goods company, for its "Cloud-first" IT strategy that enables outcome-focused, integrative, and adaptive blends of new and traditional business management applications and services – from EDI to CRM to ERP to accounting and Finance management. Post leveraged Tagetik Cloud-based solutions to help integrate resources that reduce internal data center and IT resource needs while enabling substantial improvements in cost and operating efficiencies across more than 30 brands – including 10 acquisitions just in the past four years.
  • The Travel Corporation, which has built and is now leveraging a combination of Informatica and Salesforce Cloud platform solutions to develop a consistent and execution-oriented view of global, multi-source customer data for greater customer insights and more customized and personalized travel services. The company's offerings are delivered to 1.5 million customers annually, across more than 20 brands and in some 60 countries. 
  • Chirch Global Manufacturing for its strategic move to a completely Cloud-based business, offering stamping, fabrication, assembly, machining, tool design and build, prototypes, specialty packaging, and global sourcing via a "one-stop" Cloud-based manufacturing-focused services platform. This platform enables Chirch to deliver more services, more efficiently and at higher profit, in more markets, positioning the company to better serve the automotive, hardware, office equipment, electrical, electronics, cellular, communication, medical, environmental and military industries.

"The Beacon Awards celebrate innovation that significantly improves business performance and leads to new growth opportunities," said Bill McNee, founder and CEO of Saugatuck Technology.  "Each of our winners has demonstrated new ways of thinking, managing, and applying technology to grow their businesses. We are proud to recognize not only these terrific firms and their visionary leaders, but all of the firms that were nominated for our 2015 Beacon Awards. This is what our Cloud Business Summit is all about." 

Complete descriptions of this year's Beacon Award-winning firms and their efforts will be published on Saugatuck's website to provide insight and guidance on Digital Business best practices for clients of Saugatuck's CRS subscription research service. More information is available on Saugatuck's website at: http://saugatucktechnology.com/services/research-services.html.

About Saugatuck Technology
Saugatuck Technology, an ISG business, is a subscription-based research and analyst firm that provides C-level executives and business leaders with trusted and objective insights into the key market dynamics and emerging technologies – including Cloud, the Internet of Things (IoT), Social IT, Mobility and Advanced Analytics – that  are driving meaningful change, transformation and growth. Founded in 1999, Saugatuck is headquartered in Stamford, CT. For more information, please visit www.saugatucktechnology.com or call +1.203.454.3900.

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About the Beacon Awards
Saugatuck Technology founded the Beacon Awards in 2012 to recognize outstanding business and IT innovation through the use of such advanced technologies as Cloud, mobility, social / collaborative IT, and advanced analytics. All nominated companies receive a thorough review and assessment by seasoned industry analysts from Saugatuck Technology. For more information, go to: http://saugatucktechnology.com/events/beacon-awards.html.

About the Cloud Business Summit
The Cloud Business Summit is a one-day, annual executive forum that brings together large enterprise CIOs, CFOs, CMOs and other enterprise leaders from across a wide range of industries to explore how to develop ongoing and growing business value from Cloud and related forms of IT, especially in developing and building new types of Digital Business. To learn more about the Cloud Business Summit, go to www.cloudbusinesssummit.com, or contact Chris MacGregor from Saugatuck Technology at +1.203.454.3900 or via email at chris.macgregor@saugatucktechnology.com.

About Information Services Group
Information Services Group (ISG) (NASDAQ: III) is a leading technology insights, market intelligence and advisory services company, serving more than 500 clients around the world to help them achieve operational excellence. ISG supports private and public sector organizations to transform and optimize their operational environments through research, benchmarking, consulting and managed services, with a focus on information technology, business process transformation, program management services and enterprise resource planning. Clients look to ISG for unique insights and innovative solutions for leveraging technology, the deepest data source in the industry, and more than five decades of experience and global leadership in information and advisory services. Based in Stamford, Conn., the company has more than 900 employees and operates in 21 countries.

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