|Alacra, a global provider of business and financial
information, has announced that the Software & Information Industry
Association (SIIA) has selected it as a 2002 SIIA Codie Awards finalist
for the "Best Online Business, Corporate or Professional Information Service"
According to the announcement, the SIIA 2002 Codie
Awards showcase the software and information industry's finest products
and services and honor excellence for corporate achievement and philanthropic
"The Codie Awards finalists are the best of the
best our creative and innovative industry has produced in the past year,"
said Ken Wasch, SIIA president. "The Codie Awards represent peer recognition
of excellence. We congratulate all of the developers, designers, and programmers
that have had a hand in bringing such outstanding work to the market."
More than 500 companies nominated more than 700
products, Web sites, and online services in the competition. The Codie
Awards finalists represent a range of companies from emerging start-ups
to traditional industry powerhouses. According to the announcement, the
Codie Awards provide the only peer-recognition program in the software
and information industry, a unique venue where companies compete for the
praise of their competitors. The 2002 Codie Awards will be presented at
a black-tie gala on April 15 during the SIIA 2002 Annual Conference at
the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego.
"We are honored to see Alacra among the Codie
Awards finalists that represent the best that the software and digital
content industries has to offer," said Steven Goldstein, CEO of Alacra.
"It is great to receive recognition in such a broad and competitive category."
Alacra was founded in 1996 and is based in New
York. According to the announcement, it provides a diverse portfolio of
fast, sophisticated online and off-line services that allow users to quickly
find, analyze, package, and present mission-critical business information.
Alacra's customers include more than 750 leading financial institutions;
management consulting, law, and accounting firms; and other corporations
throughout the world.
The Software & Information Industry Association
is the principal trade association for the software and digital content
industry. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business
development, corporate education, and intellectual property protection
to more than 800 leading software and information companies. For more information,
its Web address is http://www.siia.net.
Source: Alacra, New York, 212/363-9620; http://www.alacra.com.