NEW YORK, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Dow Jones & Company has been recognized by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) with two 2010 Codie Awards. For the second year in a row, Factiva.com, the leading business news and information solution, won the Codie Award for Best Content Aggregation Service and Dow Jones Investment Banker, a specialized content/workflow solution introduced last fall, was named Best Online Professional Financial Information Service.
"This recognition by the SIIA highlights our commitment to and significant investment in the content, technologies and solutions that our customers rely on," said Scott Schulman, president for the Corporate Markets group, Dow Jones & Company. "Despite this challenging economy, we continue to bring new and innovative solutions to market that give our customers a competitive advantage, and help them make better, more profitable decisions."
Factiva.com was recognized for its ability to help professionals easily monitor and understand the latest news, market trends, and business challenges relevant to them. In the last year, Factiva.com has been enhanced with new features that allow users to create more targeted searches and improve the efficiency of their workflow. Its unrivaled content has also been expanded to include more than 28,000 leading sources from more than 157 countries, in 23 languages.
Dow Jones Investment Banker, a content/workflow solution that offers deep intelligence to connect bankers to deals and deal makers, was acknowledged for its integration flexibility. "Our new service delivers the best of Dow Jones – news, exclusive opinion and analysis, research, data visualization, executive connections – in a suite of customizable components designed for smooth integration into the portals and applications essential to bankers and analysts as they monitor events, companies and executives, provide advice and generate deals," said Joe Lanza, president of the Financial Markets group, Dow Jones & Company. Dow Jones Investment Banker's capabilities extend out of the office as well, with a mobile interface that keeps bankers connected wherever they are.
The Codie Awards holds the distinction of being the only peer-recognition awards program of its kind in the industry, providing a unique opportunity for companies to earn the praise of their competitors. The Codie Awards program, now in its 25th year, remains the standard-bearer for celebrating outstanding achievement and vision in the information industry.
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Dow Jones & Company (www.dowjones.com) is a News Corporation company (Nasdaq: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV; www.newscorp.com) and a leading provider of global news and business information. Its principal products include The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Dow Jones Factiva, Barron's, MarketWatch and Dow Jones Indexes. Its Local Media Group operates community-based newspapers and Web sites. Dow Jones also provides news content to television and radio stations.
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