CAAREN Recognized by CIO Magazine as one of the CIO 100 Award Winners

CIO Honoree
June 01, 2015

Honorees receive award during CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony

June 1, 2015—IDG's CIO magazine today announces the Capital Area Advanced Research and Education Network (CAAREN) as a recipient of the 2015 CIO 100 Award. The 28th annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT).

"For 28 years now, the CIO 100 awards have honored the innovative use of technology to deliver genuine business value," said Maryfran Johnson, Editor in Chief of CIO magazine & Events. "Our 2015 winners are an outstanding example of the transformative power of IT to drive everything from revenue growth to competitive advantage." 

Developed by the George Washington University Division of Information Technology, CAAREN is building a high-performance research and education (R&E) infrastructure in the D.C. area to facilitate world-class research. Through a partnership with DC-Net, the District’s government owned and operated fiber optic network and first 100Gbps capable municipal network in the U.S., CAAREN provides R&E services to schools, libraries, hospitals, government institutions and some private-sector organizations.

CAAREN serves as an onramp to the expansive services of Interent2 as a member of the United States Unified Community Anchor Network (U.S. UCAN). CAAREN’s access to the Internet2 100Gbps fiber optic network allows member institutions to serve their communities with telemedicine, distance learning and other life-changing applications.

Executives from the winning companies will be recognized at The CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony, to be held Tuesday evening, August 11th, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado.     

About the CIO 100
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 IT and business initiatives. Next, a team of external judges (many of them former CIOs) reviewed the applications in depth, looking for leading-edge IT practices and measurable results. Finally, CIO editors reviewed the judges' recommendations and selected the final 100. 

Coverage of the 2015 CIO 100 Awards will be available online at on August 1, 2015 and in the August issue of CIO magazine.

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