NCARB Named to InformationWeek 500 List of Top Technology Innovators for Second Year in a Row

10 October 2012

Washington, DC—The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) announced its inclusion on the 2012 InformationWeek 500, an annual listing of the nation’s most innovative users of business technology. NCARB has been named to the list for two years in a row. The annual list was revealed during the InformationWeek 500 Conference in California.

“We’re very excited to be recognized for the strides we have taken in improving the technological offerings at NCARB,” NCARB CEO Mike Armstrong said. “We know how important these improvements are to our Member Boards and to our Record holders.”

One significant change to NCARB’s online services last year was the development of the “single sign-on” capability, enabling users to be identified and authenticated for the people they are—and not the roles and services they consume. NCARB is now being recognized for its success in developing a feature-rich application for the Intern Development Program (IDP) that allows interns, supervisors, and other parties to seamlessly operate in a robust, controlled, workflow environment. The system balances customer experience and regulation by embracing best practices from its conception.

InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation’s most innovative users of information technology with its annual 500 listing, most of which are corporations, and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments, and administrative practices of America’s best-known companies. Past overall winners include PACCAR Inc., The Vanguard Group, CME Group, National Semiconductor, Con-Way, and Principal Financial Group. The InformationWeek 500 rankings are unique among corporate rankings as it spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders.

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The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards’ membership is made up of the architectural registration boards of all 50 states as well as those of the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. NCARB assists its member registration boards in carrying out their duties and provides a certification program for individual architects.

NCARB protects the public health, safety, and welfare by leading the regulation of the practice of architecture through the development and application of standards for licensure and credentialing of architects. In order to achieve these goals, the Council develops and recommends standards to be required of an applicant for architectural registration; develops and recommends standards regulating the practice of architecture; provides to Member Boards a process for certifying the qualifications of an architect for registration; and represents the interests of Member Boards before public and private agencies. NCARB has established reciprocal registration for architects in the United States and Canada.



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