C Spire named one of nation’s top business technology innovators for third year

For the third consecutive year, C Spire has been named one of the top business technology innovators in the U.S. by InformationWeek.
C Spire executives learned about the ranking during an awards program Tuesday night at the 26th annual InformationWeek Conference in Las Vegas. The company’s Information Technology and Analytics teams were recognized forimplementing PULSE, a proprietary in-house business analytics platform. Last year, C Spire’s PERCS customer loyalty rewards program was honored and in 2012 the company’s customer relationship management system and middleware was featured in the rankings.
C Spire placed 35th overall on the annual list, which was narrowed this year from 500 to a more elite 100 companies and organizations nationwide. The Ridgeland-based telecommunications and technology services company was the top-ranked telecommunications provider in the U.S. on the list, ahead of Comcast and Verizon, and the only Mississippi firm to receive honors. Last year, C Spire placed 160th on the annual list and in 2012 the company placed 49th overall and ranked the best among all U.S. wireless communications providers.
InformationWeek Elite 100, the most prestigious business technology ranking, identifies and honors the nation’s most innovative users of information technology with its annual ranking. Each year, 100 companies and projects across the U.S. are selected for the honor. Unique among corporate rankings, the listing spotlights the power of business technology innovation.
“Our IT, analytics, project and business teams worked closely together to develop, enhance and expand PULSE, our integrated, multi-channel platform that uses predictive analytics and customer data to provide personalized recommendations,” said Carla Lewis, senior vice president of IT for C Spire. “We’re honored and proud to appear once again on this prestigious list for development of an in-house platform using several state-of-the-art technologies.”
Lewis said using data to offer personalized recommendations is enabling C Spire to differentiate its products and services with customers.