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John Deere Service ADVISOR Remote System Ranks Second on 2012 InformationWeek 500

MOLINE, Illinois (November 1, 2012) — Deere & Company placed second in this year's prestigious InformationWeek 500 – a list of the top technology innovators in the U.S. The IT and collaboration behind John Deere's Service ADVISOR™ Remote have changed the way contractors view machine diagnostics.


An exclusive to John Deere, Service ADVISOR Remote enables a John Deere dealer to connect remotely to a Deere machine to read diagnostic trouble codes and record machine performance data. The system significantly reduces the time and cost associated with equipment repairs.


"We developed Service ADVISOR Remote to help contractors keep their equipment running smoothly and avoid costly repairs," said Tom Trone, director of WorkSight Solutions, John Deere Construction & Forestry. "As the only heavy equipment manufacturer represented in the InformationWeek Top 100, this shows John Deere's commitment to finding innovative ways to help our customers stay productive."


Service ADVISOR Remote is part of John Deere's exclusive WorkSight system, an integrated suite of technology solutions for business optimization. In addition to Service ADVISOR Remote, it consists of four technologies: JDLink™ machine monitoring system, Fleet Care proactive machine health program, grade control, and payload weighing. John Deere WorkSight is a market leading offering with two industry exclusives.


"The InformationWeek 500 has recognized the most innovative users of business technology for 24 years, and this year's innovations were particularly impressive," said InformationWeek Editor In Chief Rob Preston. "What the editors looked for are unconventional approaches—new technologies, new models, new ways of grabbing business opportunities and solving complex business problems with IT."


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. 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.


Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at www.informationweek.com/iw500.


About Deere & Company
Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) is a world leader in providing advanced products and services and is committed to the success of customers whose work is linked to the land – those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world’s dramatically increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure. Since 1837, John Deere has delivered innovative products of superior quality built on a tradition of integrity. For more information, visit John Deere at its worldwide website at www.JohnDeere.com.


About InformationWeek Business Technology Network
The InformationWeek Business Technology Network provides IT executives with unique analysis and tools that parallel their work flow—from defining and framing objectives through to the evaluation and recommendation of solutions. Anchored by InformationWeek, the multimedia powerhouse that looks across the enterprise, the network scales across the most critical technology categories with online properties such as DarkReading.com (security), NetworkComputing.com (networking and communications) and BYTE (consumer technology). The network also provides focused content for key IT targets, such as CIOs, developers and SMBs, via InformationWeek Global CIO, Dr. Dobb's and InformationWeek SMB, as well as vital vertical industries with InformationWeek Financial Services, Government and Healthcare sites. Content is at the nucleus of our information distribution strategy—IT professionals turn to our experts and communities to stay informed, get advice and research technologies to make strategic business decisions.

Worldwide Construction & Forestry Division
Mailing: P.O. Box 8806
Moline, IL 61266-8806

Kyle Rubeling
Phone: 919-747-8680
E-mail: kyler@imre.com