Motorola Recognized by CIO Magazine as CIO 100 Award Honoree

Jun 08, 2010, 11:24 ET from Motorola, Inc.

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IDG's CIO magazine has announced Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) as a recipient of the 2010 CIO 100 award. The 23rd annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT).

"This year's CIO 100 awards draw well-deserved attention to companies that are not only innovating with IT but creating genuine business value as well," said Maryfran Johnson, editor in chief of CIO magazine & events. "These winning companies and their IT organizations are an inspiration to businesses everywhere."

"Earning this CIO 100 award is a significant honor and a testament to Motorola's culture of driving IT strategy and execution as an integral component of our business operations," said Leslie Jones, chief information officer, Motorola. "Leveraging our IT services and solutions on an enterprise-wide scale drives maximum stakeholder value as we simultaneously transform, separate and run our businesses."

Motorola's recognition for "IT / Business Alignment" emphasizes the IT organization's collaborative process in optimizing spending, resource utilization and technology solutions in support of business priorities. The alignment of IT with Motorola's business units helps shape global IT strategy and execution as an integral driver of business results. IT employees, outsourced partners and business team members in all regions actively plan and drive delivery against an investment portfolio of more than 1,000 projects each year. By focusing intently on business model alignment, the IT organization has been able to devote more resources to strategic initiatives while significantly improving execution.

The 2010 CIO 100 awards will be presented at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, on August 24 at the conclusion of the twelfth annual CIO 100 Symposium® and Awards Ceremony.

About Motorola

Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and is focused on advancing the way the world connects. From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to high-definition video and mobile devices, Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile. Motorola (NYSE: MOT) had sales of US $22 billion in 2009. For more information, please visit

About the CIO 100

The recipients of this year's CIO 100 award were selected through a three-step process. First, companies filled out an online application form detailing their innovative IT and business initiatives. Next, a team of judges reviewed the applications in depth, looking for unique practices and substantial results. Finally, CIO editors reviewed the judges' recommendations and voted on the final 100. Once the top 100 honorees were selected, several honorees were chosen to receive an additional special award. The recipients of this special award will be revealed at the CIO 100 awards ceremony in August. Complete coverage of the 2010 CIO 100 awards is online at and in the August 1 issue of CIO magazine.

About CIO Magazine

CIO produces award-winning content and community resources for information technology executives thriving and prospering in this fast-paced era of business, as well as creating opportunities for information technology and consumer marketers to reach them. The CIO portfolio includes, CIO magazine (launched in 1987), CIO Executive Programs and the CIO Executive Council. CIO properties provide business technology leaders with analysis and insight on information technology trends and a keen understanding of IT's role in achieving business goals. The U.S. edition of the magazine and website are recipients of more than 200 awards to date, including three Grand Neals from the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards and two Magazine of the Year awards from the National Society of Business Publication Editors. CIO websites and magazines appear in more than 25 countries, including Australia, Canada, China, France and Germany. CIO is produced by CXO Media, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

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