June 03, 2008 // Franchising.com // - IDG's CIO magazine today announced today that 1-800-Radiator is one of the recipients of the prestigious 2008 CIO 100 award. The 21st annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT).
"The CIO 100 honors organizations that have used technology in innovative ways to generate value to the business," said Abbie Lundberg, Editor in Chief of CIO magazine. "Unlike other top lists, it's not just about who's biggest -- it's about who's doing the most interesting and relevant things."
"1-800-Radiator's number one goal is to provide our franchisees with systems they need to successfully grow their franchise territories. We have recruited some of the most talented IT people in the San Francisco Bay Area and invested significantly in a computer system designed in-house to give our owners the tools necessary to compete effectively against those that have been in this industry for years," said Mike Rippey, CEO of 1-800-Radiator. "The CIO award is an important recognition of the hard work our team has put toward providing technologically advanced tools and creating a stable environment, all of which is a major factor in our considerable growth."
The 2008 CIO 100 awards will be presented at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on August 26 at the conclusion of the tenth annual CIO 100 Symposium(R) and Awards Ceremony.
The recipients of this year's CIO 100 award were selected through a three-step process. First, companies filled out an online application detailing their innovative practices in both business and IT. Next, a team of judges reviewed the applications in depth, looking for unique practices and substantial results. Finally, CIO editors reviewed the judges' recommendations and voted on the final 100.
Complete coverage of the 2008 CIO 100 awards will be in the August 15 issue of CIO magazine and available online at http://www.cio.com on June 1.
1-800-Radiator is an auto parts distribution franchise and the largest independent parts distributor in the nation with more than 225 locations in the US and Canada. Entrepreneur magazine recently named 1-800-Radiator as the 37th fastest-growing franchise in the nation in their Annual Franchise 500(R) rankings for 2008.
The company has only 17 remaining franchise locations for sale. The 1-800-Radiator business model provides retail and wholesale customers with radiators delivered to their doorstep in a matter of hours at competitive pricing. To their franchisees, 1-800-Radiator provides state-of-the-art software technology, along with 24-7 support. For more information, go to: http://www.1800radiator.com.