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Mercer Earns Spot On The 2013 InformationWeek 500 List Of The Top Technology Innovators Across The US

Mercer, a global leader in talent, health, retirement and investments today announced that it has just been recognized as one of the top US technology innovators of the year according InformationWeek. The full list can be found at www.informationweek.com/500. Mercer was recognized for its socially enabled global intranet, Mercer Link, and its success in supporting thousands of employees worldwide to connect, collaborate and innovate in order to better serve clients and grow its business.

“We are very pleased to have Mercer Link recognized by InformationWeek for our innovative use of technology,” said Julio A. Portalatin, President and CEO of Mercer. “Our clients depend on us to solve their toughest problems surrounding their most vital asset – their people. Simply put, Mercer Link is our global platform to efficiently and effectively empower our own people to make this happen.”

Mercer Link, powered by SharePoint and NewsGator software, was built to improve the way Mercer works and to drive innovation by encouraging and enabling employees to easily:

  • Collaborate within communities
  • Find/follow experts and colleagues
  • Post and answer questions
  • Access information
  • Contribute content
  • Share knowledge

"The theme of this year's InformationWeek 500 is digital business. It's a movement, rooted in data analytics, mobile computing, social networking and other customer‐focused technologies that are turning companies and industries on their ear," said InformationWeek Editor In Chief Rob Preston. "Every enterprise is now a digital business — or needs to become one fast. The organizations in our ranking are leading the way."

InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual InformationWeek 500 listing, and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments, and administrative practices of some of the best‐known organizations in the country. Past overall winners include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, PACCAR Inc., The Vanguard Group, CME Group, National, Semiconductor, Con‐Way, and Principal Financial Group. Unique among corporate rankings, the InformationWeek 500 spotlights the power of innovation in information technology. Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at www.informationweek.com/iw500/.

About Mercer

Mercer is a global leader in talent, health, retirement, and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth, and performance of their most vital asset – their people. Mercer's more than 20,000 employees are based in 42 countries, and the firm operates in over 140 countries. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE:MMC), a global team of professional services companies offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy, and human capital. With over 53,000 employees worldwide and annual revenue exceeding $11 billion, Marsh & McLennan Companies is also the parent company of Marsh, a global leader in insurance broking and risk management; Guy Carpenter, a global leader in providing risk and reinsurance intermediary services; and Oliver Wyman, a global leader in management consulting. For more information, visit www.mercer.com. Follow Mercer on Twitter @MercerInsights.

To watch a brief video about the benefits of Mercer Link for the global Mercer organization, please visit http://nastream.dppl.com/NTV_MER_EpipheoH.

About InformationWeek

For more than 30 years, InformationWeek has provided millions of IT executives worldwide with the insight and perspective they need to leverage the business value of technology. InformationWeek provides CIOs and IT executives with commentary, analysis and research through its thriving online community, digital issues, webcasts, proprietary research and live, in-person events. InformationWeek’s award‐winning editorial coverage can be found at www.informationweek.com.

InformationWeek is produced by UBM Tech, a global media business that brings together the world's technology industry through live events and online properties. Other UBM Tech's brands include EE Times, Interop, Black Hat, Game Developer Conference, CRN, and DesignCon. The company's products include research, education, training, and data services that accelerate decision making for technology buyers. UBM Tech also offers a full range of marketing services based on its content and technology market expertise, including custom events, content marketing solutions, community development and demand generation programs. UBM Tech is a part of UBM (UBM.L), a global provider of media and information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

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