Sapient Clients Recognized For Innovative Use of Technology to Benefit Society
BOSTON — June 6, 2008 —Sapient (NASDAQ: SAPE) today announced that five of its clients – DonorsChoose.org, Federal Bureau of Investigation Laboratory Division, Juice Energy, News International and RelayHealth – have been recognized by the IDG Computerworld Honors Program. Representatives from each company were honored at the 20th Annual Laureate Medal Ceremony and Gala Awards Event, held June 2, 2008 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C. During the ceremonies, DonorsChoose.org, the Federal Bureau of Investigation Laboratory Division and Juice Energy were named as top 10 Finalists within their industry categories.
“We are tremendously proud to be working with so many organizations that share our passion for using technology to make people’s lives better,” said Sapient president and CEO Alan Herrick. “It is through groundbreaking projects such as these – where we combine our marketing and consulting expertise to deliver rich, compelling business solutions that transform the dialog between the organization and its audience – that our teams feel they’ve made the most profound impact. Our warmest congratulations to DonorsChoose.org, FBI Laboratory Division, Juice Energy, News International and RelayHealth.”
Summaries of the project case studies that will be preserved in the Computerworld Honors Global Archive:
1. DonorsChoose.org – At DonorsChoose.org, public school teachers post specific classroom needs – from supplies to field-trips – and donors choose the projects they want to support. Teachers who were once limited by resources are now seeing creative lesson plans and learning experiences come to life via this philanthropic marketplace. Since its founding, DonorsChoose.org has enabled citizen philanthropists from all 50 states and 10 countries to fund more than 53,000 public school classroom projects, channeling over $22 million of resources to more than 1.25 million students in low-income communities.
2. FBI Laboratory Division – In response to increasing caseloads and recommendations from the DOJ-Office of Inspector General, the FBI Laboratory’s INNOVARi program automates the key processes for tracking evidence, assigning caseloads across units and forensic examination protocol.
3. Juice Energy, Inc. – Juice partnered with Sapient to develop and implement juiceBOX, the core systems, processes and tools that allow it to enter into multiple electricity markets and deliver significant financial and environmental benefits to commercial and industrial customers purchasing electricity in the competitive market. Armed with better market awareness and the tools to manage market risk, Juice’s customers are now able to be both greener and more energy savvy at the same time.
4. News International – News International is the main UK subsidiary of News Corporation and publisher of newspapers including The Times and The Sunday Times. The Times Archive project will digitize The Times, the oldest surviving newspaper with continuous daily publication, back to its first publication in 1785. The project will enable users to search and browse the Archive at www.timesonline.co.uk, the website of The Times and The Sunday Times.
5. RelayHealth – Leveraging the RelayHealth connectivity service and composed of software and services, the McKesson Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Solution is the first in the industry designed to strengthen communication among a patient’s key care providers — pharmacists, physicians, and payors — to improve patient health outcomes by increasing medication adherence.
About the Computerworld Honors Program
Founded by International Data Group (IDG) in 1988, the Computerworld Honors Program is governed by the not-for-profit Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation. In its 20th year, Computerworld Honors is the longest running global program to honor individuals and organizations that use information technology to benefit society.
Each year, the program’s Chairmen's Committee, a group of 100 Chairmen/CEOs of global technology companies, nominates individuals and organizations around the world whose visionary application of information technology promotes positive social and economic progress. Nominations are evaluated by an independent board of CIO-level judges who select Laureates, Finalists and award recipients, in 10 industry-related categories, to be honored at the Laureate Medal Ceremony.
The technology achievements honored by this program are preserved and protected in national archives, and in over 350 universities, museums and research institutions throughout the world. Additional information about the program and a Global Archive of past Laureate case studies and oral histories can be found at the Computerworld Honors website: www.cwhonors.org.
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