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APQC Recognized as a Global MAKE Award Winner

The news was just released today that APQC has been named a 2011 Global Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) Award Winner. This is the second time we’ve been recognized as a Global Winner and the seventh time we’ve been acknowledged in the North American category. We are thrilled and humbled to be included on this list of amazing organizations, which includes many of our members, customers, and featured best-practice firms.

The other 2011 Global MAKE winners are Accenture, Apple, ConocoPhillips, Fluor, Google, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Infosys Ltd., McKinsey & Company, Microsoft, POSCO, PwC, Royal Dutch Shell, Samsung, Schlumberger, Siemens, Tata, Toyota, Unilever, and Wikipedia.

The other 2011 North American MAKE winners are Apple, ConocoPhillips, Fluor, Google, IBM, Microsoft, MITRE, U.S. Army, and U.S. Federal Reserve System.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the MAKE award, it was established in 1998 by Teleos in association with The KNOW Network. The MAKE program was created to recognize organizations for their ability to create shareholder value (or, in the case of public and nonprofit organizations, to increase stakeholder value) by transforming new as well as existing enterprise knowledge into superior products, services, or solutions. The annual MAKE winners are selected by a panel of Fortune Global 500 business executives and leading KM and intellectual capital experts. APQC was singled out for its organizational learning practices and outstanding customer value.

This is an exciting day for us, but we know it would not be possible without the member organizations that support our efforts and drive our research. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our success this year!

You can access an executive summary and information on both the Global and North American MAKE winners at www.knowledgebusiness.com.