The landscape of business is rapidly changing as evidenced by the Internet, email, fax, videoconferencing and virtual workplaces. As we approach the twenty-first century, companies must be flexible and quick to respond in this environment, with a work force well equipped to anticipate the challenges of the global marketplace. Information technology is paving the way for companies of every size, in every industry, and on every continent.
Each year, CIO The Magazine for Information Executives honors 100 companies for their success in the global marketplace. "New Information Technology and Its Impact on Global Business Management" showcased the 1996 CIO-100 World Leaders and highlight how their technologies are transforming the way we do business now and in the future. Senior executives from Eastman Chemical Company, Federal Express Corporation, IBM, the Intrados Group, Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc., and NASDAQ made presentations along with other honorees of 1996 CIO-100 World Leaders.