BEA Systems, Inc. , a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software, today announced the winners of the company’s international Most Innovative Customer awards, choosing three winners out of more than 50 nominees from across five continents.
In the Americas region, the winner was Embarq Corporation , a provider of a complete suite of integrated communications services including voice, data, high-speed Internet and wireless in 18 states and a member of the S&P 500. In the region covering Africa, Europe and the Middle East, the winner was Screwfix, one of the largest retailers of home-improvement products in the United Kingdom. The winner in the Asia Pacific region was China Construction Bank, a major commercial bank headquartered in China with offices in Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, London, New York, Singapore, Seoul and Tokyo.
China Construction Bank was named the “most profitable bank in Asia” by Asiaweek magazine in 2006. Much of its success can be traced to the state-of-the-art financial infrastructure it has built on a BEA foundation. The bank is frequently cited as operating one of the most innovative banking systems in the industry. BEA technology also provided the underpinning for one of the largest business integration projects anywhere in the world, spanning hundreds of applications and supporting 13,629 branch offices.
[From CNN Money]