RICOH AMERICAS EARNS SPOT ON THE 2013 INFORMATIONWEEK 500 LIST OF TOP TECHNOLOGY INNOVATORS ACROSS THE U.S.
San Francisco, CA, September 10, 2013 - Ricoh Americas Corporation today announced that it made this year’s InformationWeek 500 – a list of the top technology innovators in the U.S. Ricoh was included in the top 250 for the second year in a row. The annual list was revealed last night at the InformationWeek 500 Conference. The full list can be found at www.informationweek.com/500.
“The theme of this year's InformationWeek 500 is digital business. It's a movement, rooted in data analytics, mobile computing, social networking and other customer-focused technologies that are turning companies and industries on their ear,” said InformationWeek Editor In Chief Rob Preston. “Every enterprise is now a digital business — or needs to become one fast. The organizations in our ranking are leading the way.”
Ricoh outlined the development and implementation of its internal corporate intranet in its InformationWeek 500 nomination. The company’s intranet enables Facebook- and Twitter-like collaboration around Ricoh’s people, activities and content that in the past was static and one-sided, speeding up execution and increasing employee productivity. Just as social computing has revolutionized human interaction, Ricoh’s intranet is empowering employees to improve execution in critical business functions using tools that most employees use in their personal life.
“In today’s dynamically changing environment, we are dedicated to helping our customers solve the toughest business challenges,” said Tracey Rothenberger, EVP and COO, Ricoh Americas Corporation. “This recognition validates that commitment and our continued leadership.”
InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual InformationWeek 500 listing, and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments and administrative practices of some of the best‐known organizations in the country. Past overall winners include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, PACCAR Inc., The Vanguard Group, CME Group, National Semiconductor, Con‐Way and Principal Financial Group. Unique among corporate rankings, the InformationWeek 500 spotlights the power of innovation in information technology.
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| About Ricoh |
Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in about 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2013, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 1,924 billion yen (approx. 20 billion USD).
The majority of the company's revenue comes from products, solutions and services that improve the interaction between people and information. Ricoh also produces award-winning digital cameras and specialized industrial products. It is known for the quality of its technology, the exceptional standard of its customer service and sustainability initiatives.
Under its corporate tagline, imagine. change., Ricoh helps companies transform the way they work and harness the collective imagination of their employees.
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