BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y.--()--USI Insurance Services ("USI") announced that for the second consecutive year the Company has made the 2012 InformationWeek 500 List, an annual listing of the nation’s most innovative users of business technology. The annual list was revealed last night at an awards ceremony during the InformationWeek 500 Conference which took place at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA. This award was given in recognition of USI’s achievements with the virtualization of its server and desktop computing environment, currently at 94% and 83% respectively, which has driven significant savings, greater agility and increased asset utilization.
“The InformationWeek 500 has recognized the most innovative users of business technology for 24 years, and this year’s innovations were particularly impressive”
Stewart Gibson, USI’s senior vice president and chief information officer, said, “We are honored to be selected, and the fact that USI is one of only a few insurance brokerage firms to be awarded for two years running is a testament to our company’s ongoing investment in technological resources that enable our associates to be at their most efficient. By virtualizing our servers and desktops to such a high level, we now have the ability to respond to business needs and priorities much faster than before while significantly reducing the cost to maintain and support our computing environment. We have also increased the speed with which we can integrate new acquisitions, and provided flexibility and efficiency for our employees company wide.”
“The InformationWeek 500 has recognized the most innovative users of business technology for 24 years, and this year’s innovations were particularly impressive,” said InformationWeek editor in chief Rob Preston. “What the editors looked for are unconventional approaches—new technologies, new models, new ways of grabbing business opportunities and solving complex business problems with IT.” InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual 500 listing, and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments and administrative practices of America’s best-known companies.
The InformationWeek 500 rankings are unique among corporate rankings as it spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders. USI Insurance Services is one of only a select few insurance brokerage firms to make this prestigious list for two consecutive years. Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found at www.informationweek.com/iw500/.
About USI Insurance Services
Founded in 1994, USI is a leading distributor of property and casualty insurance, employee benefits and specialty products throughout the United States. Headquartered in Briarcliff Manor, NY, the Company operates out of nearly 100 offices in 26 states. As the third largest privately-held insurance broker in the nation, USI combines its client-centric culture at the local level with leading edge technical resources on the national level. Visit USI at www.usi.biz to learn more.
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