15 Sept. 2010
WILMINGTON, N.C., (September 15, 2010) - PPD, Inc. (Nasdaq: PPDI) today announced it has been named to the 2010 InformationWeek 500, an annual list of the nation's most innovative users of business technology. The award recognizes the company's strong information technology strategies, practices and investments, important areas for ensuring successful clinical research and development programs.
"Technology is a core component of the full range of clinical development services we offer our customers, and we are pleased InformationWeek has recognized our efforts to continually improve delivery of a fully-integrated technology portfolio," said Mike Wilkinson, executive vice president and chief information officer of PPD. "We are focused on enabling our employees to be more effective and efficient, empowering our clients with quicker and easier access to more integrated and trusted data, and creating a superior research connection and experience for our investigative sites.
The award was presented at a ceremony during the InformationWeek 500 Conference in Dana Point, Calif., on September 14.
PPD received the award for its Integrated and Transparent Trials initiative, a platform that provides biopharmaceutical companies a data warehouse that collects and reports data in a simple, streamlined way, giving companies faster access to trial data while creating significant cost savings.
"For 22 years, the InformationWeek 500 has honored the most innovative users of business technology," said Rob Preston, editor in chief of InformationWeek. "As we start to emerge from the worst recession in decades, the IT focus is now on driving growth-new sources of revenue, new relationships with customers, even new business models. This year's ranking placed special emphasis on those companies and business technology executives leading that charge."
The InformationWeek 500 spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than identifying the biggest IT spenders. The program also tracks the technology, strategies, investments and administrative practices of America's best-known companies. For more information about the InformationWeek 500, visit www.informationweek.com/iw500/.