WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - 03/24/11) - Last night at an awards ceremony held in conjunction with the ON DEMAND 2011 Exposition and the Publishing Xchange Conference, Questex announced Mimeo Inc. of New York City as the inaugural winner of the Business Transformation Award. The annual award honors innovative firms in the commercial printing, publishing, in-plant, and digital communications services markets that have recently transformed their businesses to better serve their customers, the industry, their community, or their corporate interests. This year's winners were chosen by a team of eight industry judges, working independently, to score each nomination.Mimeo's TransformationMimeo has transformed from a digital business document printer into a print technology platform that can support multiple sales channels. These include direct sales, self-service ecommerce, on-demand self publishing, global enterprise customers, offset partners expanding into digital, wholesalers and companies that monetize content with print. The transformation required a re-engineering of the technology platform, from a closed system to an open platform where any part can be independently controlled and accessed via the cloud.The change enabled Mimeo to move from one line of business (overnight document printing sold via a direct sales channel) into a company that can support multiple sales channels and new technology driven solutions. The new channels and solutions are supported by fully customizable customer facing front end applications, wholesale print support and the ability to directly integrate the platform into partner solutions such as intranets and public websites.2nd Place Finalist: Progressive SolutionsIn addition to Mimeo, two other finalists were chosen before the winner was announced. In second place for this year's award was Progressive Solutions of Santa Clara, California. Progressive Solutions started 20 years ago as a print broker, and transformed to an automated workflow printer after the purchase of their first HP Indigo. Once they saw the potential in fully automated digital production, they started looking at ways to capitalize on it. After producing a custom stationary site for a client (TinyPrints), they started seeking additional ways to extend their knowledge of product development and automation. Frecklebox.com, which creates personalized products for children, is an excellent example of one of their very successful offerings. Over 20 years, Progressive has successfully transformed from a print broker, to a printer, to a print product manufacturer. For more information, go to www.printhq.com.3rd Place Finalist: DST OutputThis year's third place award winner is DST Output of El Dorado Hills, California. In 2005, the statement output industry was beset by price pressures and fierce competition. As an industry leader producing more than 2 billion statements annually, DST Output embarked on a strategy to address the challenging requirements of its financial, telecommunications and retail clients, as well as large company prospects that produce their bills and statements in-house. Investing in new technology, DST was able to create a cost-effective process for full-color, high-volume, high-speed printing of bills and statements.DST provided color and graphics printing options and the simultaneous printing of a client's corporate logo along with statement data. This eliminated pre-printed paper stock because both the color and monochrome images and text are applied as the paper passes through the high-speed press, creating the finished document from blank roll paper in one continuous process. Educational information and promotional offers could now be printed "inline" with transaction data on the same statement. Clients could personalize content and color images down to the individual customer, facilitating revenue generation and improved customer satisfaction. For more information, go to www.dstoutput.com.About Questex Media GroupQuestex Media Group LLC is a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media and information provider, headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts. Questex serves several industries including technology, telecommunications, beauty, spa, travel, hospitality, leisure, home entertainment, landscape design, building services, and natural resources through a range of well-established, market-leading publications, events, interactive media, research, information and integrated marketing services.The company's media properties include over 100 print and digital media publications, 45 conferences, tradeshows and events, as well as a range of research, data and information products. The company's businesses are managed through operating companies including Questex Media Group; InfoTrends, Inc.; Imaging Networks and McLean Events International, Ltd, a world-leading producer of appointment-based events. The company's combined operations include more than 400 employees in offices throughout North America, South America, Asia and Europe. For more information, visit www.questex.com.For more information about the Publishing Xchange Conference go to www.publishingxchange.com.For more information about the ON DEMAND Exposition go to www.ondemandexpo.com.Copyright 2011. All brand names are the property of their respective owners and may or may not be trademarked.