CMP Media's 'Intelligent Enterprise' Names i2 Technologies, Inc. as the Most Influential IT Solutions Provider - EMC, IBM, Oracle, and Eight Others Make the 2001 IE Dozen

Twelve Additional 'Hot Companies to Watch' Identified

PRNewswire
SAN MATEO, Calif.
Dec 19, 2000

CMP Media's "Intelligent Enterprise" today named i2 Technologies, Inc. as the most influential IT solutions provider critical to making businesses smarter, faster, and more profitable. The editors' selection highlights the powerful intersection of business intelligence with B2B e-business optimization, which is fundamental to reaching the goal of an intelligent enterprise.

Intelligent Enterprise's annual "IE Dozen" identifies 12 leading IT solutions providers as the "most influential" in enabling businesses to leverage IT for strategic advantage. The Dozen, along with the additional 12 Companies to Watch, are selected by the editors after assessing a year's worth of coverage, research, and reader feedback. An extended feature about this editorial selection will appear in the January 5, 2001 edition of the publication, and on the Web at http://www.iemagazine.com/ .

"We salute i2 Technologies for its excellent vision, technology, and prominence as a best-of-breed partner to other IT solutions providers serving B2B supply and demand chain applications," said David Stodder, editorial director of Intelligent Enterprise. "The company stands tall in enabling organizations to build value-added, collaborative commerce relationships. However, given the complexity and pace of business today, no one vendor can meet all IT challenges. Therefore, with the same breath we salute the accomplishments of the other 11 members of the IE Dozen."

The IE Dozen most influential IT solutions providers for 2001 are the following:

  -- i2 Technologies, Inc.
  -- EMC Corp.
  -- IBM Corp.
  -- Oracle Corp.
  -- TIBCO Software
  -- Microsoft Corp.
  -- Business Objects
  -- webMethods, Inc.
  -- E.piphany, Inc.
  -- ILOG
  -- Xchange, Inc.
  -- Intel Corp.

  Hot Companies to Watch

In addition to the IE Dozen, "Intelligent Enterprise" editors named 12 "Companies to Watch" heading four "foundation" categories that are fundamental to complete IT solutions. The foundation categories -- Intelligence, Integration, Infrastructure, and Collaborative Commerce -- describe essential aspects of hot business objectives, such as customer relationship management (CRM) and B2B e-commerce.

"The 12 Companies to Watch are movers and shakers," said Justin Kestelyn, editor-in-chief of "Intelligent Enterprise." "Many are fairly new IT solutions providers that have grown up with the Internet, but several are established players. All are excelling at meeting the most critical demands of emerging intelligent enterprises. It will be interesting to see which of these 12 will move up into the 2002 Dozen."

  "Intelligent Enterprise's" 2001 Companies to Watch are:

  -- Intelligence
  -- Accrue Software, Inc.
  -- Informatica Corp.
  -- MicroStrategy, Inc.
  -- Integration
  -- Plumtree Software, Inc.
  -- SeeBeyond Technology Corp. (formerly STC)
  -- Synchrologic, Inc.
  -- Infrastructure
  -- BEA Systems, Inc.
  -- Mercury Interactive Corp.
  -- RSA Security, Inc.
  -- Collaborative Commerce
  -- Agile Software Corp.
  -- CommerceOne, Inc.
  -- Selectica, Inc.

  About "Intelligent Enterprise" and CMP Media's Business Intelligence Group

"Intelligent Enterprise" is an essential IT information resource specializing in enterprise solutions that make companies smarter, faster, and more profitable. Published 18 times per year, "Intelligent Enterprise" features influential authors and experts who cover e-business intelligence, infrastructure, integration, and collaborative commerce technologies that provide competitive advantage. More than 100,000 readers, including CIOs, CTOs, and strategic IT and business leaders from major corporations and public sector organizations, depend on "Intelligent Enterprise" for real-world insights to help them achieve success with customer relationship management (CRM), e-business, ERP, supply chain management, and other intelligent business objectives. For more information, contact "Intelligent Enterprise" at 650-808-3934. Subscriptions are available from the Web site at http://www.iemagazine.com/subs.shtml .

CMP Media's Business Intelligence Group provides publications, Web sites, and events that help organizations unlock the value of collected information for business advantage. Headed by group publisher David M. Kalman, the Business Intelligence Group produces the RealWare Awards and publishes "Intelligent Enterprise," "Imaging & Document Solutions," and "IntelligentB2B," along with a suite of integrated print/Web communities dedicated to specific technology areas: IntelligentEAI, IntelligentKM, and IntelligentCRM. For more information about the group, contact David M. Kalman at 650-513-4251.

About CMP Media

CMP Media Inc. is a leading high-tech media company providing essential information and marketing services to the entire technology spectrum -- the builders, sellers and users of technology worldwide. Capitalizing on its editorial strength, CMP is uniquely positioned to offer marketers comprehensive, multiple media solutions tailored to meet their individual needs. Its diverse products and services include newspapers, magazines, Internet products, research, direct marketing services, education and training, trade shows and conferences, custom publishing, testing and consulting.

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             Lindsay PR              CMP Media, Inc.
             408-984-7242            650-513-4251
             mary@lindsaypr.com      dkalman@cmp.com

SOURCE: CMP Media Inc.

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