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Unisource Worldwide Named to InformationWeek List of Top Technology Innovators

NORCROSS, Ga., Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Unisource Worldwide, Inc. – a global provider of innovative, sustainable, highly efficient solutions across the life cycle of core business operations including product packaging and fulfillment, paper and print management, general supply chain and logistics, and facility supplies solutions – has been named #104 in the InformationWeek 500.

The InformationWeek 500 is a list of the top technology innovators in the U.S. based on business practices across core areas of operation including technology deployment, IT budgets, business-technology infrastructure, and IT strategies.

Unisource Worldwide was honored for its customer-driven platform and other breakthrough technologies that help companies leverage data gathered in real time to enhance customer engagement.  The company's SmartSync tool, a cloud-based solution built in Salesforce.com via the Force.com platform, was recognized in InformationWeek's 20 Great Ideas To Steal In 2013 story on how IT innovators turn great ideas into action.  Offered free to Unisource customers, SmartSync is an easy-to-use mobile inventory management and replenishment solution.   

"Unisource is committed to providing our customers with the technology required to help them be industry leaders in their marketplace and partnering with them to improve their brand efficiency," said Donna Long, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Unisource Worldwide. "The main component of our overall IT strategy focuses on investing in key external customer-centric capabilities – including mobile, social, and other cloud-based technologies – that allow our customers as well as our team members to work together more effectively.  We are honored to be included in this year's InformationWeek 500."

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 organizations 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.

The full list of honorees can be found at www.informationweek.com/500.

About Unisource Worldwide, Inc.
Unisource Worldwide, Inc., headquartered in Norcross, Ga., helps enterprise-level companies improve bottom-line performance by providing innovative, sustainable, highly efficient solutions across the life cycle of core business operations, including product packaging and fulfillment, paper and print management, general supply chain and logistics, and facility supplies solutions. Unisource has offices and operations in key locations around the world, and is currently ranked as one of the largest privately held companies in the United States. With a global workforce of approximately 4,300 team members located throughout business units in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia; and more than 12 million square feet of supply chain capacity and a fleet of "Big Red" trucks based at approximately 90 locations across North America, Unisource is a partner to many of today's leading global organizations. Unisource can be found online at www.unisourceworldwide.com.

Video with caption: "It's a dynamic new world. Today it's speed to market safer, smarter and more sustainably. Armed with bold ideas and customized solutions, Unisource is uniquely suited to meet and exceed all of your packaging, paper and print management, facility supplies and logistics needs --- regionally, nationally and across the globe. We're Unisource --- a global workforce of more than 4,500 obsessed with helping your business become operationally efficient and sustainable. We're efficiency reimagined." Video available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsIC9Dyql4Y

Image with caption: "Unisource Worldwide, Inc. – a global provider of innovative, sustainable, highly efficient solutions across the life cycle of core business operations including product packaging and fulfillment, paper and print management, general supply chain and logistics, and facility supplies solutions – was named to the InformationWeek 500. The company was honored for its customer-driven platform and other breakthrough technologies that leverage data gathered in real time to enhance customer engagement. Unisource's SmartSync tool, a cloud-based solution, was recognized in InformationWeek's 20 Great Ideas To Steal In 2013 story on how IT innovators turn great ideas into action." Image available at: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131001/CL89109

SOURCE Unisource Worldwide, Inc.



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