Cendant Rates Highly In InformationWeek 500.

Cendant Corporation has announced that it was named Number 12 on the InformationWeek 500, a prestigious listing of the largest and most innovative users of information technology.

Cendant ranks 12th on the list overall and is named number one in its industry for its technology achievements. The ranking includes household names such as Sears, Compaq, and Eli Lilly, as well as Owens & Minor, which ranked `No.1.

For 13 years, the InformationWeek 500 has tracked businesses` IT agendas, providing a unique opportunity to understand and examine their business practices across core areas of operations. Companies named to this list demonstrate a pattern of technological, procedural and organization innovation.

“We`re delighted to be among the top 20 companies on the InformationWeek 500. As the technology service provider of an $13 billion market cap company, Cendant`s information technology organization is constantly challenging itself to provide creative, comprehensive and cost-effective solutions to support the company`s ever-changing strategy for profitability and success,” said Larry Kinder, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Cendant Corporation. “Being recognized on this prestigious list is a great reward for all of our efforts.”

“What defines the leaders in the InformationWeek 500 is an intense focus on customers, a desire to collaborate, and a drive to improve employee productivity,” said Stephanie Stahl, editor of InformationWeek.


The InformationWeek 500 is a detailed source of industry-specific IT budget data. The research project gathered in-depth information directly from companies about how they approach and prioritize their IT investments. The research identified and ranked the companies following an extensive mail, phone, and fax study, as well as a survey of senior IT executives on their organizational priorities and spending plans for the year ahead.

A full report of the InformationWeek 500 findings is available at: