Niku Announces Customer VIP Award Winners at 2004 Global User Conference.
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Niku Corporation (Nasdaq:NIKU), the global leader in IT Management and Governance (IT-MG) solutions, today announced the recipients of its customer VIP Awards, presented at the Niku 2004 Global User Conference, held this week in San Francisco San Francisco (săn frănsĭs`kō), city (1990 pop. 723,959), coextensive with San Francisco co., W Calif., on the tip of a peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay, which are connected by the strait known as the Golden . The awards honor Niku customers that have achieved exceptional value across their respective organizations as a result of implementing Niku's solutions for IT-MG.
"Niku is pleased to recognize these customers for their outstanding IT-MG accomplishments," said Josh Pickus, Niku's CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. . "Each of these customers displays a fundamental appreciation for the alignment of IT and business objectives, as well as the important role that Clarity from Niku plays in successfully implementing their strategies."
Three Niku VIP Awards were presented at Niku 2004, each honoring a different area of excellence: Vision, Implementation, and Progress.
Vision Award: Quest Diagnostics Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX) is a United States corporation which provides clinical laboratory services . The company also has a business presence in England and Mexico.
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The Vision Award was presented to Quest Diagnostics, whose Clarity implementation exemplifies how an outstanding IT organization creates and communicates a clear vision about how IT supports overall enterprise success. Quest Diagnostics is a recognized leader in developing information technology solutions that provide physicians and patients online access to needed healthcare information.
Impact Award: Harrah's Entertainment Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: HET) is a gaming corporation that owns and operates casinos, hotels, and six golf courses under several brands. The company, based in Las Vegas, Nevada, is the largest gaming company in the world, with yearly revenues around $7.11 billion. , www.harrahs.com
The Impact Award, presented to Harrah's Entertainment, recognizes demonstrable results from IT-MG processes, especially in terms of financial benefits, quality, and customer satisfaction. Harrah's exemplifies how high impact IT-MG results in material benefits for the business. Harrah's uses Clarity to drive a "synchronized" approach to aligning IT with business strategy, which includes creating a range of business metrics and feedback loops to assess the actual return on IT investments.
Progress Award: Manpower, www.manpower.com
The Progress Award, presented to Manpower, recognizes the company for its world-class IT-MG roll-out in record time. Manpower is using Clarity as part of a broader IT governance program aimed at improving the consistent and efficient delivery of IT solutions to the company's global business operations Business operations are those activities involved in the running of a business for the purpose of producing value for the stakeholders. Compare business processes. The outcome of business operations is the harvesting of value from assets . Its initial deployment - complete in less than 100 days - delivered Clarity to more than 1,000 users in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. , Europe, Japan, and Latin America Latin America, the Spanish-speaking, Portuguese-speaking, and French-speaking countries (except Canada) of North America, South America, Central America, and the West Indies. , running simultaneously in a variety of languages.
Clarity, Niku's flagship software suite for IT-MG, enables Niku customers to inventory all current and proposed IT initiatives, then segment the portfolio by business unit, product, lifecycle stage, or corporate strategy to bring the alignment of IT and business objectives full circle. The software also provides users with powerful tools for managing delivery and execution of portfolio plans and for the assessment of results, ensuring that investments are truly delivering the value expected.
About Niku's Global User Conference
Now in its third day, the Niku 2004 Global User Conference was designed for all levels of a Niku customer organization - IT leadership, product development, portfolio managers, PMO PMO Prime Minister's Office
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Niku Corporation (Nasdaq:NIKU) is the global leader in IT Management and Governance (IT-MG) software solutions. More than 400,000 users at industry leaders such as Avon, BT, Cesky Mobile, Columbia House, Harrah's Entertainment, HSBC HSBC Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation
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