GSA Advantage! Wins
Web Business 50/50 Award for Online Excellence
July 5, 2000
Eleni Martin (202) 501-1231
DC - GSA Advantage! has been named a 2000 Web Business 50/50 Award
winner. Sponsored by CIO magazine, this award program recognizes
innovative Web initiatives by organizations around the world.
The July 1 issue of CIO honors the top 50 Internet and top 50
intranet sites that demonstrate a keen ability to blend technology
and design of their Web site with the needs of their target audience.
According to Megan Santosus, CIO Senior Editor, "It is clear from
this year's winners the Internet is no longer an experiment. With
dedicated staff, financial resources and executive talent, winners
are sending a loud message: The Internet, as an important business
medium, is here to stay."
A panel of
nineteen CIO magazine editors, writers, art designers and Web
development experts reviewed more than 500 nominated Internet
sites. A panel of judges reviewed over 200 nominated intranet
sites using highly descriptive applications that detailed the
functional importance of the site. The judges evaluated hundreds
recognizing the best in their medium and selecting sites that
achieved their stated goals.
is the largest Federal government Internet based on-line shopping
site, operated by the General Services Administration's Federal
Supply Service. It allows government customers to quickly and
easily conduct procurement research and order product and services
to support their agency. This site, which is available at http://www.gsaadvantage.gov,
allows government personnel to use the government credit card
or their agency accounts to purchase products and services from
a database that contains more than one million products from more
than 2,000 vendors. Customers can also use their zip codes to
sign on and conduct procurement research using the GSA Advantage!
database of products and services.
Commissioner of GSA Federal Supply Service said: "I am proud to
receive the Web Business 50/50 Award on behalf of the GSA Federal
Supply Service. This award validates our strategic vision for
GSA Advantage! GSA Advantage!, which began in 1996, enables us
to use technology to provide value and efficiency for government
personnel and save the taxpayer's money."
and the Web are not only vital components of any organization's
success, they are also more important than ever in the new millennium.
As the Web becomes more advanced, a compelling online presence
is needed to remain competitive and to retain and attract users.
CIO honors the 100 sites that exemplify ground breaking business
models and set the benchmarks for others to take notice and follow.
Complete coverage of the 2000 Web Business 50/50 Awards is featured
in the July 1 issue of CIO magazine and at http://www.cio.com.