CMP Media's Intelligent Enterprise Names IBM Corp. Number One in The Dozen; Microsoft, Peoplesoft, SAP AG, and Eight Others Make the Coveted Annual List

Editors Identify 12 IT Solution Providers Most Strongly Enabling 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 IBM Corp. as the most influential IT solutions provider in the development of emerging "intelligent" enterprises. IBM heads up "The Dozen" -- the highly anticipated, annual editorial selection by the leading publication devoted to strategic business applications that turn data into intelligence. An in-depth feature about The Dozen will appear in the January 1, 2002 edition of Intelligent Enterprise, as well as on the Web at http://www.intelligententerprise.com/ .

"Rather than base our decisions on just one criterion such as total revenues or simple 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. "This involved a large amount of research and sifting through a year's worth of coverage and reader feedback."

The Dozen highlights IT solution providers doing the most to enable the development of "intelligent" enterprises: businesses that create competitive advantage through excellence in gathering, analyzing, sharing, and acting upon data-driven intelligence. "Measuring, analyzing, and improving business performance are now dominant IT objectives," Stodder explained. "Businesses must achieve greater return on their IT investments, and raising overall intelligence is how they are going to get it. This year's Dozen reflects these priorities."

IBM was named The Leader based on the strength of its service organization, prowess in key technologies such as databases, business intelligence solutions, and integrated application servers, and innovative leadership in open systems, storage, and advanced hardware platforms. Other members of the 2002 Dozen excel in delivering solutions that bring higher value to customer relationships, enable greater visibility into enterprise business performance, and set the stage for affordable intelligent computing. Here is the complete list of the 2002 Dozen:

  1.  IBM Corp.
  2.  Microsoft Corp.
  3.  Peoplesoft Inc.
  4.  SAP AG
  5.  Business Objects SA
  6.  BEA Systems Inc.
  7.  Unica Corp.
  8.  Informatica Corp.
  9.  Siebel Systems Inc.
  10. Veritas Software Corp.
  11. Intel Corp.
  12. Cognos Inc.

  48 Additional Companies Named

In addition to The Dozen, Intelligent Enterprise's special January 1, 2002 edition offers a companion feature highlighting 48 "Companies to Watch" as strong contributors to the development of intelligent enterprises. The publication today announced these Companies to Watch, divided into four key categories of intelligence, integration, infrastructure, and collaborative commerce. Details are provided in a separate press release.

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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