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Stay Longer For Less at Marriott Vacation Club Resorts in Europe This Fall

Marriott's Marbella Beach Resort, Costa Del Sol, Spain ORLANDO, Fla. – For a limited time this Fall and Winter, Marriott Vacation Club is offering a great deal for holidays in spacious villa accommodations at our spectacular European resorts. Save 25 percent off regular rates when you stay 2 nights or more.

Relax and reconnect in great destinations:

• Costa del Sol, Spain: Marriott’s Marbella Beach Resort and Marriott’s Playa Andaluza are situated beachfront in the heart of this world famous Mediterranean destination. With more than 300 sunny days per year and an average annual temperature of 18º Celsius, you’re nearly guaranteed the perfect day to relax by the pool, shop in one of the quaint coastal towns, play a round of golf or enjoy great dining alfresco. Both resorts offer grand pools overlooking the Mediterranean coast and luxurious villas that blend the rich regional architecture with modern appliances, fixtures and interior design. 
• Mallorca, Spain: Escape into relaxation in a spacious townhouse at Marriott’s Club Son Antem, situated among rugged mountain cliffs and beautiful countryside on the island of Mallorca. Guests have full access to swimming pools, four lighted tennis courts and 36 holes of championship golf at the adjacent Mallorca Marriott Son Antem Golf Resort & Spa.
• Bailly-Romainvilliers, France: Marriott’s Village d’Ile-de-France is located in the quaint French countryside just a short 30-minute train ride from Paris. Luxurious townhouse accommodations and amenities make this resort the perfect holiday retreat for exploring The City of Light or enjoying a day at the theme parks.

At every resort, guests enjoy all the comforts of home in spacious and luxurious studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom villas featuring fully-equipped kitchens, separate living and dining areas, multiple flat panel televisions, private balcony/patio, washer/dryer and Wi-Fi Internet access. Three-bedroom villas can accommodate up to 10 guests.

With rates starting as low as EUR 127 per night, book your holiday stay now and start packing your bags.

Reservations must be made between September 30, 2011 and March 2, 2012 for stays between November 1, 2011 and March 29, 2012. Book this deal today by visiting or call 800-845-5279.

* Terms and Conditions – Valid for travel 11/1/11-3/29/12 in Europe. Not available 12/23/11-1/1/12 in Europe.   Two night purchase required in order to receive discount.  Reservations must be made in advance. Offer available at participating resorts only. Limited number of rooms are available for this promotion.   Offer does not apply to groups of 10 or more rooms. Offer cannot be combined with any other promotions. Blackout dates may apply. Other restrictions may apply. Rates are per room, per night and based on availability at the time of reservations.

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Sweeten Your Next Marriott Event with a Free Cake from Buddy Valastro of Carlo's Bakery

Buddy Valastro New Jersey – Select Marriott Hotels in New Jersey and Philadelphia have teamed up with Buddy Valastro of Carlo’s Bakery, star of TLC’s “Cake Boss,” for a new Cake From Buddy promotion. [Photos:  left; Buddy Valastro; below; Buddy Valastro with (from left) Larry Cassenti, Alison Gebey and Terry Donahue, Marriott International]

Anyone who books a wedding or other social celebration or corporate event at one of eight participating Marriott Hotels between September 27, 2011 and February 29, 2012 will receive a free cake from Buddy’s own Carlo’s Bakery in Hoboken, New Jersey, in addition to an exclusive Carlo’s Bakery experience.

Buddy Valastro, Larry Cassenti, Alison Gebey and Terry Donahue “This is truly a one-of-a-kind experience that joins two family businesses:  Marriott International and Carlo’s Bakery,” notes Lawrence Cassenti, senior marketing manager at Marriott.  “Anyone who has seen the show ‘Cake Boss’ knows that there is an hours’ long wait to get inside Carlo’s Bakery.  With our Cake From Buddy promotion, participants become VIPs and literally go to the front of the line.  They get an exclusive pass to Carlo’s Bakery’s new facility to have a consultation about their cake (valued at $100), for absolutely no cost to them.”

The Cake From Buddy promotion features the cake (sized for the number of people which have been guaranteed for the event) and an exclusive Carlo’s Bakery Experience, which includes:
• Cake tasting at Carlo’s Bakery’s new Lackawanna Facility (a $100 value)
• One-on-one consultation with a member of Buddy’s staff
• Behind-the-scenes look at Buddy’s new bakery facility
• Autographed photograph from Buddy

Participants in the Cake From Buddy promotion can choose from the Marriott signature cake or any of 24 other designs ( from Carlo’s Bakery as part of their package or they can upgrade the cake to any of 228 styles that Carlo’s Bakery offers for an additional fee.

The Marriott signature cake is a round red velvet cake with cream cheese filling, a white fondant outside decorated with burgundy border stripes and dots, the couple’s own initial monogram as monogrammed cakes are the hottest trend; and topped with hand-made roses, the favorite flower of Mrs. Marriott, wife of Marriott’s chairman and CEO, J.W. Marriott, Jr.  This signature cake can, of course, be adapted to reflect the couples own wedding colors, favorite flowers, and monogram.

The participating hotels in this promotion include:
• Park Ridge Marriott in Park Ridge, NJ
• Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott in Newark, NJ
• Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe in Teaneck, NJ
• Bridgewater Marriott in Bridgewater, NJ
• Princeton Marriott at Forrestal in Princeton, NJ
• Philadelphia Downtown Marriott in Philadelphia, PA
• Philadelphia Airport Marriott in Philadelphia, PA
• Philadelphia Marriott West in West Conshohocken, PA

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In Good Company

Ed Ryan, General Counsel for Marriott Intl at NYSE Marriott Honored by Ethisphere as one of the 'World's Most Ethical Companies'

Photo:  Marriott International's general counsel, Ed Ryan, along with executives from other leading Ethisphere companies, including Ford, General Electric, and PepsiCo, rang today's Opening Bellsm at the New York Stock Exchange.  The ceremony kicked off an event, “Ethics Drives Performance,” in which Mr. Ryan participated. “We’re pleased and gratified to be included in such good company," said Mr. Ryan.  "Ethical business practices are a core value of our company, reflecting the full commitment of our senior leadership. With operations in more than 70 countries, our ethical and compliance program is guided by the simple caveat that 'how we do business is as important as the business we do'."

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Marriott LEED®s the Way to Green Hotels

Courtyard Chevy Chase, Chevy Chase, Md Company Leads Industry with Three Brands Pre-certified LEED.

Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) is closer to reaching its goal of 300 LEED-certified hotels by 2015 —now that three of its brands -- Courtyard, TownePlace Suites and Residence Inn – have all earned LEED Volume pre-certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

The Courtyard Scottsdale Pima in Arizona, scheduled to open in early 2012, and the TownePlace Suites Frederick in Maryland, will be the first of their brand categories to be built using Marriott’s LEED Volume pre-certification. Residence Inn projects are under development.

“We live in a world where concerns about the environment and about sustainable development are a necessary and growing consideration for everyone,” says Karim Khalifa, senior vice president of architecture and construction. “Sustainability is an important part of Marriott’s global expansion and our commitment to grow responsibly. The LEED Volume Program plays a vital role in that.”

The Volume Program takes the guess work out of the process for high-volume property developers, such as hotel owners who want to build a LEED-certified hotel, saving them time and money. Volume certification provides a streamlined path to LEED certification for a large group of properties based on a pre-approved prototype and process.

For example, owners who followed the Volume Program for Courtyard –the first hotel brand to become pre-certified in the program -- saved about $100,000 in upfront costs and six months of design time. By saving 25 percent in energy and water consumption, hotels such as the Courtyard Pittsburgh Settlers Ridge should recover their additional investment in five to six years—possibly sooner depending on federal and local government incentives.

According to the USGBC, LEED-certified buildings are designed to lower operating costs and increase asset value; reduce waste sent to landfills; conserve energy and water; be healthier and safer for occupants; and reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions. They qualify for tax rebates, zoning allowances and other incentives in hundreds of cities.

Developed by the USGBC, LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across the following environmentally-friendly metrics: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.

America’s first LEED-certified hotel and conference center flies the Marriott flag – The Marriott Inn and Conference Center University of Maryland University College in Hyattsville. Other notable LEED-certified hotels in the Marriott portfolio are: the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe and the Fairfield Inn and Suites Baltimore Downtown/Inner Harbor.  To see a complete list of Marriott’s LEED hotels, click here.

Marriott’s Fairfield Inn and SpringHill Suites brands are scheduled to earn the LEED Volume Program certification by the end of 2011.

Building on more than 20 years of energy conservation experience, Marriott is committed to protecting the environment. The company’s Spirit To Preserve® environmental strategy calls for: greening our multi-billion supply chain; further reducing energy and water consumption by 25 percent per available room by 2017; expanding our portfolio of green hotels and buildings and green hotel development tenfold over the next four years; educating and inspiring employees and guests to support the environment; and investing in innovative, large-scale conservation projects worldwide. For more information about our sustainability efforts visit

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Ed Fuller to Retire from Marriott; Led International Growth

Ed Fuller, Marriott International, IncEd Fuller of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR), who led operations for the company’s dramatic growth outside of North America, will retire from the company next March 31, Marriott said today.

Mr. Fuller, as president and managing director of International Lodging, led Marriott’s growth outside the continental United States from 16 hotels to more than 550 today in more than 70 countries.  Approximately 175 additional hotels are currently under development outside the U.S.

Having recently published a book about managing growth and change, entitled “You Can’t Lead with Your Feet on the Desk,” Mr. Fuller played an integral role in Marriott’s international growth, and most recently has been focused on guiding Marriott’s operations in the Middle East and Africa in the midst of major regional turbulence.  

Arne Sorenson, Marriott’s president and chief operating officer, said, “We will miss Ed’s insights and tremendous grasp of the industry as we continue the global growth for which he was a powerful advocate.  We wish him continued great success as he travels the road ahead.”

Upon retirement, Mr. Fuller plans to serve as an adjunct professor at the Paul Merage Graduate School of Business at the University of California Irvine and visiting professor at Boston University.  He will also be President of Laguna Strategic Advisors LLC in addition to his continued work with business and charity boards.

Joining the company in 1972, Mr. Fuller was appointed chief sales and marketing officer for Marriott Hotels in 1977.  He also served as general manager of key hotels in the Northeast U.S. and as regional vice president in the United States. He assumed leadership of Marriott’s international lodging operations in 1991 as senior vice president and managing director, was promoted to executive vice president, and was named president and managing director in 1997.

Mr. Fuller graduated in 1968 from Boston University, having also attended Wake Forest University.  He also completed the Harvard Graduate School of Business Advanced Management Program, and served as a captain in the U.S. Army in Germany and Vietnam, where he was awarded the Bronze Star and the Army Commendation Medal.

Mr. Fuller is a former president and trustee of Boston University’s Alumni Association.  He currently serves on the advisory boards of BU’s hotel and business schools, where he is Chairman of the Hospitality Board, and was recently appointed Vice Chairman of the Boston University Board of Overseers.  He is Chairman of the Advisory Board at the University of California Irvine, Merage Graduate School of Business and was recently appointed to the California State University Hospitality industry Advisory Board.  In 2010, he was named a Commissioner of Travel and Tourism for the State of California and, earlier this year, was named Emeritus Member of the Travel Industry and Tourism Management School Advisory Board at the University of Hawaii.

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Deals of the Week!

Chicago Architecture Package... Sunny South Florida... Save up to 55% in the Caribbean... The Phantom - Las Vegas Spectacular Show!...
Deals JW Marriott Chicago Chicago Architecture Package:
Guests will have the opportunity to explore Chicago through the works of two Chicago architecture greats – Daniel Burnham and Frank Lloyd Wright – with the Chicago Architecture Package at the JW Marriott Chicago (151 West Adams Street). Available on Saturdays beginning, Saturday, October 29 through Saturday, November 19, the new luxury hotel, located in the Daniel Burnham-designed Continental & Commercial National Bank, partnered directly with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation to bring to life Burnham’s mantra of “make no little plans” with this specialty travel package. Guests can book their overnight stay for Friday or Saturday evening for the Chicago Architecture Package with rates starting at $250 by calling 312 660 8200 or online.
The JW Marriott Chicago Architecture Package includes:
• One night stay at the JW Marriott Chicago (either Friday or Saturday night)
• Guided Frank Lloyd Wright’s Chicago Bus Tour with an architectural historian on Saturday
• Complimentary 1900s-inspired Burnham cocktail in the Lobby Lounge
• Discounts at or the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust’s museum shops.
• Available: Saturday, October 29 and November 5, 12, 19
• Special package rates begin at $250

Deals doral Sunny South Florida - Flight + 3 Nights from $375*
Enjoy the best that sunny southern Florida has to offer with Marriott. Whether relaxing poolside, hitting the beach or taking advantage of Miami’s world-famous nightlife, this deal can get you there for three nights plus the flight starting at $375.

Choose from 8 Marriott hotels and resorts throughout South Florida. For more information visit

*Sample air/hotel prices are valid as of July 28, 2011 and are quoted for one adult based on double occupancy. Prices include roundtrip booking for economy/coach class travel from New York - JFK on Delta Airlines, 3 nights accommodation at the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay, including taxes, and fees. Travel dates: Sample prices are based on October 24 to October 26, 2011 travel.

Additional low fares may be available for travel on alternate days and dates; prices are not guaranteed and may vary. Additional taxes/fees: Prices shown are for one adult based on double occupancy and include taxes and booking fees. Taxes and fees may vary by origin and destination, booking and travel dates, and accommodation.
Other conditions: Fares and rules are subject to change without notice. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights/dates. Lower fares may be available to selected destinations. Fares do not include checked baggage fees that may be charged by the applicable airline. Tickets may be nontransferable and are nonrefundable. Read the complete penalty rules for changes and cancellations applicable to the fare you're considering booking.

Save up to 55% in the Caribbean - four-night stay and airfare starting at $529*
Take advantage of this fantastic travel package - with savings of up to 55% this fall - and enjoy the warm sands, balmy breezes and laid-back vibrations of the Caribbean and Puerto Rico.

Explore lush rainforests, gorgeous white sand beaches and stunning cultural landmarks of such destinations as Aruba, St. Kitts, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas and Curacao. Enjoy activities ranging from snorkeling and diving to parasailing and kayaking. Let Marriott make it easy to go far. Book your air and hotel together today and save.  For more information and to book go to

*Sample air/hotel prices are valid as of September 1, 2011 and are quoted for one adult based on double occupancy. Prices include roundtrip booking for economy/coach class travel from Miami on American Airlines, 4 nights accommodation at the Curacao Marriott Beach Resort & Emerald Casino, including taxes, and fees. Travel dates: Sample prices are based on November 10 to November 14, 2011 travel.
Additional low fares may be available for travel on alternate days and dates; prices are not guaranteed and may vary. Additional taxes/fees: Prices shown are for one adult based on double occupancy and include taxes and booking fees. Taxes and fees may vary by origin and destination, booking and travel dates, and accommodation.

Other conditions: Fares and rules are subject to change without notice. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights/dates. Lower fares may be available to selected destinations. Fares do not include checked baggage fees that may be charged by the applicable airline. Tickets may be nontransferable and are nonrefundable. Read the complete penalty rules for changes and cancellations applicable to the fare you're considering booking.

The Phantom - Las Vegas Spectacular Show!
Take in more than just the music of the night at our participating Las Vegas hotels. Set yourself up for extravagant Vegas sights and wake up to savor breakfast for two on us!

Be swept away by the world's most recognizable musical theatre masterpiece, The Phantom of the Opera. Experience the revitalized Tony Award winning production at The Venetian Resort & Casino, and later explore the glitz and glamour of the Las Vegas strip. When it is time to wind down, feel at rest in any one of Marriott's luxurious beds and sleep soundly knowing we've got you covered for the next morning's meal.

Our offer includes:
 • $40 discount on Golden Circle or
    Front Orchestra tickets
 • Overnight accommodations for up to two
 • Breakfast for two

Anticipate a night of music in your mind and wake up to breakfast for free!

Be sure that promotional code ARN appears in the Corporate/Promotional code box when making your online reservation, or call 1-800-834-7236 in the US and ask for promotional code ARN.  For toll-free numbers outside the US please click here.
• Valid through:   December 31, 2011
• Promotional Code:   ARN 
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The Lights on Broadway Brighten – the 2,000 Room New York Marriott Marquis Reveals Exciting New Multi-Million Dollar Renovation

NY Marriott Marquis Broadway Lounge 2011 Marriott Hotels & Resorts and Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. raise the curtain on Broadway, unveiling a multi-million dollar renovation of the brand’s flagship New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square. At the heart of the extensive renovation is the brand’s reinvented lobby, including two signature restaurants and lounges, where guests can work, socialize, relax, eat and drink. The makeover also encompasses the hotel’s nearly 2,000 guest rooms and a new, high tech 29,000 square foot Broadway Ballroom.  [Check out this exciting video:]

"Even though we celebrated the New York Marriott Marquis’ 25th Anniversary last year, it feels like a brand new hotel opening,” says Mike Stengel, vice president, market general manager for Marriott International. “We still have the great staff and service our guests have come to know – but now it’s in a whole new setting. Our guests are thrilled with the transformation we’ve undergone this past year.”

Envisioned and created by the interior architecture and design firm ForrestPerkins of Washington, D.C., the hotel’s new interior and custom furnishings reflect the vibrancy and energy of New York City.

NY Marriott Marquis Guest Room - Coming Spring 2012 Renowned for offering travelers some of the most spacious guest rooms in Manhattan, the renovated New York Marriott Marquis guest rooms feature custom furnishings with clean, crisp lines that enhance and accentuate the space of the room.

Neutral colors of cocoa-brown, cream and champagne prevail within guest rooms. Accent pin lighting is mounted on oversized headboards inlaid with nickel, meant to evoke a streetscape grid. High-definition televisions and desk consoles, pull-out love seats and new carpeting and curtains complete the new look. Enhancements to the bathrooms include spa shower curtains. More than 1,000 guest rooms have been totally redesigned, with the remainder to be completed by Spring 2012.

NY Marriott Marquis - Crossroads Bar The new restaurant and lounge, Crossroads – an American Kitchen and Bar, features a spectacular two story mirrored spiral bar encircled with 11 high definition television screens. Surrounding the restaurant’s centerpiece is a mix of low sofas and comfortable armchairs accented by four waterfall towers. Crossroads also offers a more traditional seating area for more than 100 guests, surrounded by perforated panel screens that slide to accommodate private or more open events. Illuminated crystal light rods hang above, creating a linear feel, or a streetscape grid pattern. The menu items are quintessential New York classics with a modern twist, such as Niman Ranch Pork Rib Pot Roast and Roasted Turkey BLT with Pecan Wood Smoked Bacon.

The design of the new Broadway Lounge is inspired by New Year’s Eve and the traditional ball drop. Guests’ eyes are immediately drawn to six spherical chandeliers, each with 234 shimmering clear glass balls, reflecting Broadway’s bright lights and electronic billboards. Two-story arched glass windows give guests panoramic views of Times Square. The multi-level seating in the Broadway Lounge offers guests the choice to be in the middle of the action or enjoy privacy. The lounge is richly colored in deep turquoise, petrol blue, dark ginger and grays. The menu features sharing and artisanal tasting dishes, as well as offerings inspired by New York City food trucks, including tacos, sliders and flatbreads.

The glamorous Broadway Ballroom, which seats up to 2,400 guests is the ballroom of the future, with chandeliers in amorphous shapes that resemble a geode being sliced down the middle. The room’s “vanishing ceiling” in black allows it to be transformed in myriad ways for every type of occasion. The programmable chandeliers offer thousands of choices for customers, with color-changing LED technology.

For smaller functions and banquets, The Liberty Room, is scheduled to open in October on the hotel’s eighth floor. This is a windowed room that seats 140, overlooking the famous Shubert Alley.

The overall renovation will include all guest rooms (to be completed in Spring 2012), restaurants, lounges and public areas and will cost approximately $39 million. ForrestPerkins in Washington, D.C. is the design and architectural firm responsible for both guest room and public area renovations. The New York Marriott Marquis has 1,946 guest rooms and over 100,000 square feet of banquet and meeting space, so this is a significant investment by its owners, Host Hotels & Resorts. The hotel has had a complete makeover, to provide guests with more choices and to convey its understanding of how today’s traveler likes to work and relax. It is one of the busiest Marriott hotels in the world.

The New York Marriott Marquis is located at 1535 Broadway, between West 45th and West 46th Streets in Times Square. It is owned by Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. and managed by Marriott International.

Marriott Hotels & Resorts is Marriott International's signature and most widely distributed brand, with more than 500 hotels and resorts in 60 countries. Marriott continues to inspire performance and a balanced life on the road for discerning and high-achieving business and leisure travelers, offering warm, professional service; sophisticated yet functional guest room design; lobby spaces that facilitate working, dining and socializing; restaurants and bars serving international cuisine prepared simply and from the freshest ingredients; meeting and event spaces and services that are gold standard; and expansive, 24-hour fitness facilities. All Marriott hotels participate in the award winning Marriott Rewards frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information visit Follow Marriott Hotels & Resorts on Twitter at

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MSD China Recognizes Marriott's Supplier Diversity Efforts

MSD China names Marriott Best Corporation Member of the Year 2011
MSD China, an affiliate organization of the U.S.-based National Minority Supplier Development Council, named Marriott "Best Corporation Member of the Year 2011."  Marriott was recognized for continued support and development of Chinese minority suppliers and of MSD China in connecting minority businesses with corporate partners.  [Pictured: Lou Zhou, MSD Board Chair and Director - Asia Pacific, Client Service Procurement of IBM presents the award to Charles Lu, Area Procurement Director, Asia for Marriott International.]

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New Leadership Team for the Fast Growing TownePlace Suites by Marriott Brand

Tps_oc_fcl Marriott International is announcing new leadership for the TownePlace Suites extended-stay brand to support the company’s goals to grow distribution throughout North America and support a distinctive service culture for the brand. Loren Nalewanski has been appointed Brand Vice President and Jim Dausch has been appointed Vice President, Franchising. Reporting to Loren will be Bruce Rohr, the new Brand Director. The new team possesses a strong background in hotel development, operations and sales.


Marriott Ranks High on 2011 InformationWeek 500

MARRIOTT Company is Recognized for Personalized Technology Innovation.

Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) has ranked 48th among the top technology innovators in the U.S. by InformationWeek magazine. This is the twelfth consecutive year that Marriott has been named to the InformationWeek 500.  Companies honored represent today’s leading technology innovators.  

“These new capabilities empower our associates to respond quickly to changing business needs and benefit our Marriott Rewards Members by tailoring content in a meaningful way during their online experience,” says Mike Keppler, senior vice president, Marriott Sales, Marketing and Revenue Management Systems. “This project is a great example of the ‘out-of-the-box thinking’ a team can achieve when they know the business and care about customers.  We are honored that Marriott and our efforts have been recognized by InformationWeek.”

“For 23 years, the InformationWeek 500 has chronicled and honored the most innovative users of business technology,” said InformationWeek Editor In Chief, Rob Preston. “In this day and age, however, being innovative isn’t enough. Companies and their IT organizations need to innovate faster than ever before to stay a step or two ahead of their customers, partners, and competitors. This year’s ranking placed special emphasis on those high-octane business technology innovators.”

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