September 09, 2010 Keeping the Momentum Going: Barbara J. Perino, SVP, Operations & Technology, The Washington Trust Co. (Westerly, R.I.)

I still hold the same responsibilities I held when I was awarded the Elite 8 honor in 2009. Our main focus for the past year and going forward is to continue to find ways to mitigate risks and reduce costs through IT initiatives and improved workflows. This past year we focused on server virtualization and implemented EMC's (Hopkinton, Mass.) VMware product. We were able to achieve both a positive ROI on the project as well as improved data recovery scenarios.