Foley announced today that the firm was recognized by CIO magazine as one of the 2011 CIO 100 honorees. This is the eighth time Foley has been honored with this recognition. This annual awards program, now in its 24th year, recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT).
“This year's CIO 100 awards draws well-deserved attention to companies that are not only innovating with IT but creating genuine business value as well,” said Maryfran Johnson, editor in chief of CIO magazine & Events. “These winning companies and their IT organizations are an inspiration to businesses everywhere.”
Foley was recognized with this award in large part due to the firm’s technology allowance program, which enables attorneys to purchase their preferred computing and mobile devices, based on their individual working needs, further enhancing their ability to deliver customized client service.
Foley’s business results since implementing the program include enhanced user satisfaction, an increased level of best-in-class mobile technology and a cost savings over the former enterprise procurement model. Additionally, the program has allowed our IT department to redirect support budget and hardware investments toward more core services, reducing overall service costs.
“This program was developed in response to the consumerization of IT, which is recognized as the transformation of tech savvy consumers feeling more competent with and preferring to use specific devices in the workplace,” said Douglas D. Caddell, chief information officer at Foley. “This phenomenon has created a unique opportunity for our business, through which we have been able to empower our attorneys by allowing, and even encouraging, them to purchase and use the computing devices of their choice for business purposes.”
About the CIO 100
The 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 judges reviewed the applications in depth, looking for unique practices and substantial results. Finally, CIO editors reviewed the judges' recommendations and voted on the final 100. Complete coverage of the 2011 CIO 100 awards will be online at www.cio.com on August 1, 2011 and in the August 1 issue of CIO magazine.
About Foley & Lardner LLP
With nearly 1,000 attorneys in 21 offices, Foley & Lardner LLP provides award-winning business and legal insight to clients across the country and around the world. Our team-based approach, innovative technology, and focus on value and client service are continually recognized by our clients and the legal industry. In a recent survey* of Fortune 1000 corporate counsel, Foley received a top 10 ranking out of more than 500 firms for our strong client focus, breadth of service, innovation, and value for the dollar. In addition, Foley was a Top 10 firm on the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2010 “Best Law Firms” list, based on the total number of first-tier metropolitan rankings, and CIO magazine recognized Foley for technological innovation that enhances business value by naming the firm to its prestigious CIO 100 list.
About CIO Magazine
CIO produces award-winning content and community resources for information technology executives and leaders thriving and prospering in this fast-paced era of business, as well as create opportunities for information technology and consumer marketers to reach them. The CIO portfolio includes CIO.com, CIO magazine (launched in 1987), CIO Executive Programs and the CIO Executive Council. CIO properties provide business technology leaders with analysis and insight on information technology trends and a keen understanding of IT’s role in achieving business goals. The U.S. edition of the magazine and website are recipients of more than 200 awards to date, including the American Society of Business Publication Editor’s Top B-to-B Magazine since 2000 and two Grand Neals from the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards. CIO websites and printed publications appear in more than 25 countries, including Australia, Canada, Finland, India and Sweden. CIO Executive Programs—a series of face-to-face conferences including the CIO 100 Awards & Symposium™—provide educational and networking opportunities for pre-qualified corporate and government leaders. The CIO Executive Council is a professional organization of CIOs created to serve as an unbiased and trusted peer advisory group. CIO is published by IDGEnterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading media, events, and research company. Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com.
*The BTI Consulting Group (Wellesley, Massachusetts)