Philadelphia, PA, September 16, 2010 - For the ninth consecutive year, ARAMARK, a world leader in providing professional services, has been named to the 2010 InformationWeek 500, an annual listing of the nation’s most innovative users of business technology.
"We are pleased to be recognized once again for our innovative technologies which help us provide great experiences, environments and outcomes to our customers and clients around the world," said David Kaufman, senior vice president and CIO of ARAMARK. “I am very proud of all our teams whose contributions led to this honor.”
The InformationWeek 500 honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology, tracking the technology, strategies, investments and practices of America’s best-known companies. Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at www.informationweek.com/iw500/.
One key innovation for which ARAMARK was recognized is Burger Studio, a new retail dining concept designed specifically for colleges and universities. The concept includes a combination of synchronized digital menu boards and electronic touch-screen ordering kiosks, allowing students to select or design their own individual masterpiece on a fully animated ordering kiosk. ARAMARK recently won two awards for this combination of digital signage and interactive kiosks at the 2010 Digital Signage Expo.
“For 22 years, the InformationWeek 500 has honored the most innovative users of business technology,” said InformationWeek Editor In Chief Rob Preston. “As we start to emerge from the worst recession in decades, the IT focus is now on driving growth—new sources of revenue, new relationships with customers, even new business models. This year’s ranking placed special emphasis on those companies and business technology executives leading that charge.”
ARAMARK is a leader in professional services, providing award-winning food services, facilities management, and uniform and career apparel to health care institutions, universities and school districts, stadiums and arenas, and businesses around the world. The company is recognized as one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" by the Ethisphere Institute, as the industry leader in FORTUNE magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies," and as one of America's Largest Private Companies by both FORTUNE and Forbes magazines. ARAMARK seeks to responsibly address issues that matter to its clients, customers, employees and communities by focusing on employee advocacy, environmental stewardship, health and wellness, and community involvement. Headquartered in Philadelphia, ARAMARK has approximately 255,000 employees serving clients in 22 countries. Learn more at www.twitter.com/aramarknews.