CMP Media's Intelligent Enterprise Identifies the 2002 Companies to Watch

48 IT Solution Providers Contributing to the Development of 'Intelligent' Enterprises

PRNewswire
SAN MATEO, Calif.
Dec 12, 2001

CMP Media's Intelligent Enterprise Magazine announced today that its editors have selected 48 Companies to Watch as strong contributors to the development of intelligent enterprises. The companies are the leaders in providing IT products that help organizations achieve competitive advantage by gathering, analyzing, sharing, and acting upon intelligence. "IT and business leaders will increasingly rely on these 48 companies to make their organizations smarter, faster, and more profitable," said Justin Kestelyn, editor-in-chief of Intelligent Enterprise.

The Companies to Watch are divided into four foundation categories that are fundamental to complete IT solutions -- intelligence, integration, infrastructure, and collaborative commerce. The Intelligent Enterprise editorial team selected the 48 companies based on their relevance to and potential impact on the strategic IT sector in which they are categorized. "Because intelligent enterprises are characterized by their strength in four areas of strategic IT -- Intelligence, Integration, Infrastructure, and Collaborative Commerce -- we chose to recognize 12 companies in each category for their respective contributions," said Kestelyn.

The selection process involved a tremendous amount of research and assessment of the past year's coverage and reader feedback by the Intelligent Enterprise editorial staff. "Rather than base our decisions on just one criterion such as total revenue or name recognition, we look at technology leadership, customer innovation and satisfaction, and sheer influence in areas key to the development of data-rich, value-generating IT solutions," said David Stodder, Editorial Director of Intelligent Enterprise.

The Companies to Watch selection coincides with the 2002 Intelligent Enterprise Dozen announcement, which designates the 12 IT solution providers most strongly enabling the development of "intelligent" enterprises. In-depth features about the 48 Companies to Watch and the Intelligent Enterprise Dozen will appear in the January 1, 2002 edition of Intelligent Enterprise, as well as on the Web at http://www.intelligententerprise.com/.

  Intelligent Enterprise's 2002 Companies to Watch are:

  INTELLIGENCE
  -- Actuate Corp.
  -- Alphablox Corp.
  -- Brio Software Inc.
  -- HNC Software Inc.
  -- Hyperion Solutions Corp.
  -- Information Builders Inc.
  -- MicroStrategy Inc.
  -- OutlookSoft Corp.
  -- SAS Institute Inc.
  -- SPSS Inc.
  -- Teradata, a division of NCR
  -- Visual Insights

  INTEGRATION
  -- Acxiom Corp.
  -- Ascential Software Corp.
  -- Data Junction Corp.
  -- Data Mirror Corp.
  -- Hummingbird Ltd.
  -- Plumtree Software Inc.
  -- SeeBeyond
  -- Software AG
  -- Sybase Inc.
  -- Tibco Software Inc.
  -- Vitria Technology Inc.
  -- webMethods Inc.

  INFRASTRUCTURE
  -- AvantGo Inc.
  -- Borland Software Corp.
  -- Dell Computer Corp.
  -- EMC Corp.
  -- Harte Hanks Inc.
  -- Hewlett-Packard/Compaq Computer Corp.
  -- Hitachi Data Systems Corp.
  -- Inktomi Corp.
  -- NetIQ Corp.
  -- Rational Software Corp.
  -- Red Hat Inc. Sun Microsystems Inc.

  COLLABORATIVE COMMERCE
  -- Ariba Inc.
  -- Blue Martini Software Inc.
  -- BroadVision Inc.
  -- Camstar Inc.
  -- Documentum Inc.
  -- E.piphany Inc.
  -- i2 Technologies Inc.
  -- Manugistics Group Inc.
  -- Oracle Corp.
  -- Peregrine Systems Inc.
  -- SeeCommerce
  -- Syncra Systems Inc.

  About Intelligent Enterprise

Intelligent Enterprise is the only IT publication focused exclusively on the most critical issue in business today: unlocking the value of collected information for competitive advantage. Intelligent Enterprise shows business and technology professionals how to plan, deploy, and manage the strategic applications their companies depend on to improve decision making, optimize business performance, and maximize the value of customer relationships. Published 18 times per year, Intelligent Enterprise provides comprehensive coverage of the technologies and practices that promote the collection, storage, analysis, and distribution of business information. For more information, contact Tara Gibb at 650-513-4566 or tgibb@cmp.com. Access free subscriptions from the Web site at www.IntelligentEnterprise.com.

About CMP Media

CMP Media LLC (http://www.cmp.com/) 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, integrated 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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