Sidebar: Acxiom at a Glance

  • The $1.2 billion Little Rock, Ark.-based company has more than 6,000 employees, and 1,850 are IT workers.
  • Acxiom collects and maintains consumer data from nearly every household in the U.S., which it offers to clients that need addresses, phone numbers and demographic data for their direct-mail and telemarketing efforts.
  • Champions of the grid computing project: CEO Charles D. Morgan; Alex Dietz, leader of the Acxiom solutions infrastructure organization; senior technical adviser Terry Talley; and development leaders Charles C. Howland, Chad Fitz and Chris Bennett.
  • Project payback: Company officials wouldn't provide specific ROI figures but said the move to CII and the underlying grid allowed them to handle 22.5% more processing with the same number of workers.

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