Business Achievement: Information Technology

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Locus Technologies (Mountain View, CA) for achieving 56% revenue growth in 2011 and a 20% increase in staff. Locus won a significant multi-year contract to manage more than 40 years of environmental data at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Los Alamos National Laboratory, a win that enabled the company to further expand key capabilities in enterprise sample planning, laboratory invoice tracking, and full business process support. Locus also signed up DOE¡¯s Naval Petroleum Reserve No. 1 in southern California, expanding Locus' DOE customer base. Locus opened a new office in Asheville, North Carolina, and established a GIS center of excellence. New customers in 2011 included Kodak, Arizona Public Service, Southern California Edison, Energenic, Roca Honda, and multiple mining customers, such as Stillwater, Denison, Geovic, and Strathmore. Locus also entered a new market, the food industry, signing up such companies as Del Monte Foods, Safeway, and Sugar Cane Growers. Locus entered into a strategic business alliance with ChemADVISOR, Inc. that will provide Locus customers with direct access to a world-class chemical database for environmental compliance, regulatory frameworks, and waste disposal needs. Locus also introduced what it's referring to as the industry-first iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch application for field data collection, called eWell.

Environmental Data Resources Inc. (EDR; Milford, CT), for growth in the deployment of its PARCEL Platform, a product that helps environmental consultants and other property due diligence professionals write, review, assemble, and deliver Phase I environmental site assessments, property condition assessments, and other types of due diligence reports. Currently, more than 7,000 professionals at over 3,000 companies use PARCEL for end users in such diverse industries as telecommunications, financial services, and healthcare. In 2011, PARCEL users reached a milestone-175,000 prepared reports (and counting), a tribute to the web-based platform's versatility, effectiveness, and widespread adoption.

3E Company (Carlsbad, CA), for the introduction of several new products and services that address environmental, health, and safety (EHS) product life cycles and supply-chain obligations. New products and services launched in 2011 included the following: 3E Mobile - MSDS, which 3E claims to be the first mobile site to offer instant access to hazardous materials inventories and associated material safety data sheets (MSDSs) via smartphone; the 3E Integrated MSDS Data for MSDgen, which features the integration of 3E's MSDS management service with its MSDgen MSDS authoring system; and Ariel WebInsight version 7.0, the latest version of 3E's web-based chemical regulatory compliance reference tool. This version of Ariel includes a new Green Score Analysis module, which provides access to critical information needed to quickly assess the EHS regulatory and sustainability footprint of chemical products and aid in the development and selection of safer and more environmentally friendly ingredients.