Online Broker Scottrade Wins National Recognition for Its Innovative Use of Information Technology

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Online investment firm’s state-of-the-art data center features innovative solutions to increase information security and boost network performance.

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The companies on our list are some of the most innovative users of technology.

Scottrade, a leading branch-supported online investment firm , announced today that it has been named on the InformationWeek 500 list as one of nation’s most innovative users of information technology. Scottrade won the award for the completion and implementation of a state-of-the art data center in suburban St. Louis, a project designed to allow the firm to continue its business growth and meet the needs of its customers.

“Being named to this prestigious list is a testament to the dedication and innovation of our team here at Scottrade,” said Ian Patterson, Scottrade chief information officer. “Web site speed and performance and a secure online experience are extremely important to Scottrade and our clients. The successful completion of the Data Center allows us to continue providing our customers a superior online experience and to continue Scottrade’s growth as an industry leader.”

For nearly 20 years, InformationWeek has identified and honored the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual listing. The list is unique among corporate rankings because it spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders.

“The InformationWeek 500 honors today’s leading companies who set the benchmark for business technology strategies and projects,” said InformationWeek vice president and publisher, John Siefert. “The companies on our list are some of the most innovative users of technology.”

In May, Scottrade announced the completion of the 34,000-square-foot data center, the largest technology investment in the company’s 27-year history. Innovations in the data center include a layered security approach that further strengthened security without compromising speed, Internet trading performance and availability. The Data Center also features fully redundant electrical, mechanical and cooling systems to ensure the facility can sustain operations for an extended period in the event of electrical power loss.

The top 2007 InformationWeek 500 companies were revealed at a gala awards ceremony held during the InformationWeek 500 Conference in Tucson, Ariz. from Sept. 16-19. Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found at .

About Scottrade
Online broker Scottrade is a leader in branch-supported online investing. The firm serves individual investors who are comfortable making their own investment decisions. Scottrade is unique in the industry because it boasts very low commission rates while offering easily accessible, local branch office support of online trading in 314 branch office locations nationwide. is the online trading site of Scottrade, Inc. and offers customers the convenience of placing many orders online for just $7 per trade. In addition to its online capabilities, Scottrade staffs each branch location with a licensed branch manager plus additional brokers and assistants. For more, visit .

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InformationWeek is the leading multimedia Business Technology brand – online sites, magazine, events and research - providing CIOs and IT decision makers with unique perspective and tools that work in lock step with their decision making process – from the setting of business strategies to the evaluation and recommendation of technology solutions. Through its cross-media platform, InformationWeek provides editorial content developed by both journalists and CIO and IT peers delivered when and how they want it, 24/7. For Technology Marketers, InformationWeek offers a dynamic portfolio of products to engage and align with the largest, most influential buying audience in the market. This means marketing solutions that target broad audiences (reach), as well as media programs organized by content themes and specific audience segments (composition). The InformationWeek audience of 3 million buyers, includes CIOs, IT executives and business managers who cut across industries, job titles, company sizes and global borders.

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CMP Technology is a marketing solutions company serving the technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company. As a result, CMP is the premier provider of access, insight and actionable programs designed to connect sellers and buyers in ways that yield superior return on investment. CMP Technology is a subsidiary of United Business Media (], a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $3 billion.

For more information:
Patricia Lee, Scottrade
(314) 965-1555 ext. 3581

Kelly Doria, Scottrade
(314) 965-1555 ext. 1231

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