Pittsburgh, PA (September 15, 2009) - PITT OHIO EXPRESS - a transportation services provider, announced today that it made the 2009 InformationWeek 500, an annual listing of the nation's most innovative users of business technology. Although this marks the first year PITT OHIO received a ranking, the company ranked in the top 250. The 2009 InformationWeek 500 companies were revealed on September 14, 2009 at an awards ceremony held during the InformationWeek 500 Conference at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, California.
PITT OHIO EXPRESS CFO/CIO Scott Sullivan said, "Even through this year has been one of the toughest the transportation industry has experienced, PITT OHIO EXPRESS continues to leverage its investment in technology so we are fully positioned for the recovery. These investments have made us stronger and have enabled our infrastructure for future growth."
In order to position itself to effectively respond to customer requests, PITT OHIO EXPRESS gained a competitive advantage by implementing a "Terminal Performance" initiative. The initiative was intended to correct several longstanding issues at its 22 remote locations, including: Network/Application Speed and the Phone System. The objectives were to: 1) significantly improve end-user application performance by increasing bandwidth and converting to THIN application delivery model. 2) Eliminate downtime by providing an adequate and reliable backup network solution 3) Replace the existing phone solution with a more reliable and feature rich solution.
"For over 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."
InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual 500 listing, now in its 21st year, and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments and administrative practices of America's best-known companies. The InformationWeek 500rankings are unique among corporate rankings as it spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders.
Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at InformationWeek
In adhering to their "We're Always There For You" signature commitment, PITT OHIO EXPRESS is dedicated to providing their customers with the best value in transportation. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, PITT OHIO EXPRESS services the entire Mid-Atlantic and Mid-West Region.
For more information, please contact
Candi Cybator, Manager Marketing/Public Relations
1-800-366-7488, extension 6313