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Ricoh Corporation Selected for InformationWeek 50010/10/2005
WEST CALDWELL, N.J., Oct. 10 -- InformationWeek Magazine has
selected Ricoh Corporation to its InformationWeek 500, a prestigious listing
of the most innovative users of information technology in the United States.
Ricoh is ranked number 32 -- a testament to the company's IT executives who
are improving processes, increasing efficiencies and aligning more closely
with business goals. In this way, Ricoh is reaching out to customers and
measuring IT effectiveness, building top-quality tech teams, and embracing
For 17 years, the InformationWeek 500 has tracked organizations' IT
agendas, providing a unique opportunity to understand and examine their
business practices across core areas of technology operations. Companies
named to this list demonstrate a pattern of technological and organizational
innovation. Unique among corporate rankings, the InformationWeek 500
spotlights innovation in business technology, rather than simply identifying
the biggest spenders.
"Making this esteemed list is an illustration of Ricoh's unwavering
commitment to innovation and developing new technologies that help businesses
manage and share information," said Sean Magee, vice president of Information
Technology for Ricoh Corporation. "Using new and innovative technology helps
Ricoh work more efficiently in getting both hardware and software products to
our customers and to provide timely service to them, so they do not experience
lengthy downtime. Ricoh's IT investments will help the company to grow and
service our customers now and in the future."
The InformationWeek 500 is the most detailed source of industry-specific
IT budget data. The research project gathered in-depth information directly
from companies about how they approach and prioritize their IT investments.
Companies were identified and ranked following an extensive online and phone
About Ricoh Corporation
Ricoh Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary
of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 69-year-old leading supplier of office automation
equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2004 sales in excess of $17
billion, a 1.9 percent increase over the previous year.
Ricoh Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions. Ricoh's
fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share
information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the
input, management and output of documents. Ricoh's line of document
management devices include, color and black & white digital imaging systems,
facsimile products, printers, scanners, digital duplicators and wide format
engineering systems. Additionally, Ricoh offers a wide variety of document
and printing solutions directly and through strategic alliances enhancing
office productivity and document workflow. Ricoh's document management
software enhances workgroup collaboration and offers secure storage, retrieval
and sharing of critical information.
Ricoh Corporation directly or through its subsidiaries markets and
distributes products in North, Central and South America. For fiscal year
2004, Ricoh Corporation sales exceeded $2.9 billion, an increase of 6.9
percent over the previous year.
Information about Ricoh's complete range of products and services can be
accessed on the World Wide Web at http://www.ricoh-usa.com.
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