Computerworld Recognizes Big Data Initiatives Driving Business Benefits with Data+ Editors’ Choice Awards

Big data initiatives span industries, 2015 winners from education, government, healthcare, technology, pharmaceutical, utilities, and more

Framingham, Mass. – September 2, 2015 – IDG’s Computerworld – the leading IT media brand dedicated to being the voice of business technology — announces the 2015 Computerworld Data+ Editors’ Choice Award winners. This prestigious honor recognizes innovative big data initiatives that have delivered significant business value.

“We are pleased to announce the 2015 Computerworld Data+ Editors’ Choice Awards honorees,” said Scot Finnie, editor in chief, Computerworld. “This year’s honorees have used analytics to solve vexing business and humanitarian problems. They are taking data analytics to the next level – mining data to make fast business decisions, measure risk, create efficiencies and much more.”

Big data initiatives have become an essential component to many organizations’ business growth strategy. According to IDG Enterprise’s 2015 Big Data & Analytics Survey, the number of organizations that have already deployed/implemented data-driven projects has increased 125% since 2014 and 42% are still planning data implementations.

The 2015 winners are proving the value of big data investments. Consistent with previous award winners, this year’s Data+ Editors’ Choice Award winners showcase the adaptability of big data initiatives across a variety of industries. Some of the winning projects this year include organizations using analytics to help their teams make faster inventory decisions, measure the risk of deforestation in commodity supply chains, and analyze the best delivery routes for drivers. Learn more about the 2015 Computerworld Data+ Editors’ Choice Awards honorees and their achievements in a special feature on

2015 Data+ Editors’ Choice Award Honorees:

  • Children’s National Health System
  • City of Buffalo
  • Conservation International
  • FICO
  • FloraCraft
  • GDELT Project
  • Loyola University Maryland
  • Memorial Healthcare System
  • Merck & Co., Inc.
  • Mercy Healthcare
  • National Grid
  • PayPal
  • Randall-Reilly
  • Schneider Electric
  • TempuTech
  • UPS
  • World Resources Institute
  • Zulily

About Computerworld’s Data+ Editor’s Choice Awards
The Computerworld Data+ Editors’ Choice awards program was launched in 2013 by IDG’s Computerworld editorial team to recognize organizations that are mining big data to analyze and predict business trends and monetize this information. Organizations were asked to complete questionnaires detailing their big data projects, which were then reviewed by the Computerworld editorial team. From those questionnaires, honorees were selected for their ability to achieve business benefits through big data, and demonstrate real-world results and best practices. View the 2015 winners on

About Computerworld
Computerworld is the leading IT media brand helping senior IT, business decision-makers and key influencers navigate change with effective business strategy. As the voice of business technology, Computerworld enables the IT value chain with unique editorial coverage from setting strategies to deriving value. Computerworld’s award-winning website (, focused conference series, strategic marketing solutions and research forms the hub of the world’s largest (40+ edition) global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT vendors to engage this audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 7.5 million monthly page views (Omniture, November 2014 – January 2015 average) and was recognized in BtoB’s 2013 Media Power 50 list; recognition Computerworld has received for more than 5 consecutive years. Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading media, events and research company. Company information is available at

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