EVANSVILLE, Ind. — The technology industry publication InformationWeek ranked Atlas World Group among the country's most innovative organizations in its 21st annual InformationWeek 500 list. Atlas' continued investment in information technology programs over the past year landed the company in the top half of the list at No. 192. This year's rankings were especially noteworthy, according to InformationWeek, because the winners remained committed to developing new business technologies despite the economic recession.
"Atlas has always emphasized information technology as a path to better customer service," said Glen Dunkerson, Atlas World Group chairman and CEO. "To be recognized among such a prestigious group of business innovators is a real honor to us."
In June, Atlas became the first company in the transportation and logistics industry to offer a comprehensive solution to the in-home inventorying process when it launched AtlasNet Survey, a hand-held mobile device that surveyors use to record and share information about shipments. By standardizing the in-home survey and estimating process, AtlasNet Survey improves communication among agents, the van line and customers, ultimately resulting in more efficient procedures.
"Accuracy and consistency are incredibly important when recording and sharing information about a customer's shipment," said Mike Neeley, Atlas World Group vice president and chief information officer. "This new technology streamlines these processes, makes us more reliable to our customers, and ultimately helps us do our jobs better."
The InformationWeek 500 is unique among corporate rankings because it highlights innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders. Winners are featured in the magazine's Sept. 14 issue and were recognized at a conference and awards gala in Monarch Beach, Calif., Sept. 13-15.
To be ranked in the InformationWeek 500, companies with revenue of $250 million or more must be invited to complete a rigorous application on their technology strategies. The process includes quantitative and qualitative assessments of business technology innovation. Completed applications are reviewed by a panel of InformationWeek editors, who determine the ranking. The complete list can be found at www.informationweek.com.
Atlas World Group is an Evansville, Ind.-based company that posted revenues of $908 million in 2008 and employs nearly 700 people throughout North America. Visit www.atlasworldgroup.com for more information on the company and Atlas agents.