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Edward Jones ranks in top 100 innovators

Financial-service firm Edward Jones ranked in the top 100 on this year’s InformationWeek 500 - a list of the top technology innovators in the U.S., according to Matthew De Vries, a financial advisor in West Fargo.

Edward Jones was ranked as the No. 90 company among 500 companies chosen for the list. It was recognized for a project developed and rolled out to all of its 12,000 North American financial advisors in a mere five months - JonesLink Mobile, a mobile-friendly desktop rich with client information and usable on iPads, tablets and smartphones. The March rollout instantly made it easier for financial advisors to provide face-to-face personalized advice wherever most convenient for clients. With the rich app experience available on a tablet, they can access a client account, then review a client’s portfolio and analytic charts to prepare for an appointment or conduct a meeting.

InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation’s most innovative users of information technology with its annual 500 listing, and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments, and administrative practices of America’s best-known companies. The InformationWeek 500 ranking is unique among corporate rankings as it spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders.

Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at