CUNA Mutual: Named to prestigious CIO 100 and InformationWeek 500 technology lists

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Awards Demonstrate Company’s Commitment to Technology Excellence

MADISON, Wis. – CUNA Mutual Group has again been named to the CIO 100 and InformationWeek 500, two prestigious technology award rankings that recognize companies for their information technology prowess.

The 22nd annual CIO 100 award program, sponsored by IDG’s CIO Magazine, recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology. The honored project was CUNA Mutual’s Retirement Recordkeeping Web system and its fully integrated back-office processing. CUNA Mutual has received the CIO 100 honor four of the past five years.

The InformationWeek 500 is an annual listing of the nation’s most innovative users of business technology. CUNA Mutual has been listed at No. 134 in this year’s InformationWeek 500, marking the seventh year it has been named to this exclusive list and the third time it has been ranked in the top 150. In addition, CUNA Mutual’s voice signature technology was recognized as one of InformationWeek’s 2009 technology great ideas.

“We are very honored to receive these prestigious technology awards from CIO and InformationWeek,” said Rick Roy, CUNA Mutual senior vice president and CIO. “These awards are examples of our continued commitment to technology excellence in our products and services to better serve our credit unions and their members.”

“This year’s CIO 100 awards draw well-deserved attention to companies that are both innovating and creating business value with IT despite the economic downturn,” said Maryfran Johnson, editor in chief of CIO Magazine & Events. “These winners are an inspiration to businesses everywhere.”

“For more than 20 years, the InformationWeek 500 has honored the most innovative users of business technology,” said InformationWeek Editor in Chief Rob Preston. “Year after year, InformationWeek 500 companies harness technology to improve efficiency, boost productivity, drive revenue and establish a competitive advantage. We applaud this year’s winners and the CIOs and other executives whose ingenuity and risk taking are at the center of business technology innovation.”

About CUNA Mutual Group

CUNA Mutual Group is a leading provider of financial services to credit unions, their members and valued customers worldwide. With more than 70 years of commitment to credit unions, CUNA Mutual’s vision is unwavering: to be a trusted partner who delivers service excellence and customer-focused, best-in-class products and market-driven innovation. More information on the company is available on the company’s Web site at http://www.cunamutual.com.

CUNA Mutual Group is the marketing name of CUNA Mutual Insurance Society, its affiliates and subsidiaries, including CUMIS Insurance Society, Inc. Product availability and features may vary by jurisdiction and are subject to actual policy language. Corporate headquarters are located in Madison, Wisconsin.

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 practices in both business and IT. 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.

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 creates opportunities for information technology and consumer marketers to reach them. The CIO portfolio includes CIO.com, 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, and sister brand CSO, are produced by CXO Media a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading technology media, research and event company.

About InformationWeek Business Technology Network (http://www.informationweek.com/)

The InformationWeek Business Technology Network provides IT executives with unique analysis and tools that parallel their work flow – from the defining and framing of objectives through to the evaluation and recommendation of solutions. Anchored by InformationWeek, the multimedia powerhouse that looks across the enterprise, the network scales across the most critical technology categories with online properties like DarkReading.com (security), IntelligentEnterprise.com (application architecture), Network Computing (networking and communications) and PlugintotheCloud.com (cloud computing). The network also provides focused content for key IT targets such as CIOs, developers and SMBs with Dr. Dobb’s InformationWeek Global CIO and bMighty.com, as well as vital vertical industries with InformationWeek Financial Services, Government and Healthcare. With content at the nucleus of our information distribution strategy, IT professionals turn to our network of expert voices, research and communities to stay informed, get advice, and research technologies to make strategic business decisions.