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Collabera Ranks 77th on 2011 InformationWeek 500

OSCAR - A Platform for Collaborative Innovation

Monarch Beach, CA, September 14, 2011: Collabera, a leading, global, end-to-end information technology consulting, services and solutions Company, today announced that it ranked 77th on this year's InformationWeek 500 - a list of the top technology innovators in the U.S. The annual list was revealed last night at a gala awards ceremony at the exclusive InformationWeek 500 Conference taking place at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA.

This is the third time in a row that Collabera has broken through top 100 category.

Oscar is an internal open source platform which was conceptualized and created by Collabera Labs, the innovation group at Collabera, which addresses multiple issues that plague the much commoditized IT industry of today. How does a company create an environment that forces innovation and intellectual property creation? How do you create an environment that provides opportunities for continuous learning? How do you ensure that your employees' time is used optimally? These are some of the issues that we have tried to tackle through this initiative. Every project and every individual should try and create (and consume) assets that can be used and reused multiple times. This is the only way productivity and quality can be improved while maintaining competitive advantage.

Open source initiative is a platform that makes creation and consumption of assets quite seamless and integrated with the project lifecycle. Regardless of what project someone is on, what kind of technology he/she is working on, everyone will want to make sure that they are constantly learning and keeping up with the technology trends. By participating in projects in this platform, it is quite possible that someone working on a Java maintenance project is able to participate and learn something quite different, say cloud computing using Amazon EC2! Employees who are in between projects get to spend their time more productively by participating in any of the open source projects.

We are quite excited about this initiative and the power collaborative innovation can bring to Collabera. From a relatively small dedicated group of Labs, this platform taps into a resource pool of over 4000 people for ideas, assets, and components that can add to the collective IP of Collabera and improve productivity quite dramatically.

"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."

InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual 500 listing, and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments and administrative practices of America's best-known companies. Top winners have included: The Vanguard Group, CME Group, Conway, National Semiconductor, Kimberly-Clark, Hilton Hotels and Unum. The InformationWeek 500 rankings are unique among corporate rankings as it spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders.

Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at www.informationweek.com/iw500/

About Collabera

Established in 1991, Collabera is a leading, global, end-t