CMP Media's Intelligent Enterprise Identifies the 12 IT Solution Providers Most Strongly Enabling the Development of 'Intelligent' Enterprises

Dec 11, 2002

CMP Media's Intelligent Enterprise Magazine announced today that its editors have selected the 12 most influential IT solutions providers in the development of emerging "intelligent" enterprises. Commonly referred to as "The Dozen," this highly anticipated, annual editorial selection is determined by the leading publication devoted to strategic business applications that turn information into intelligence. An in-depth feature about The Dozen will appear in the January 1, 2003 edition of Intelligent Enterprise, as well as on the Web at .

"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."

The 2003 Dozen excel at 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:

   1.  Teradata, a division of NCR
   2.  SAS Institute
   3.  IBM
   4.  OutlookSoft
   5.  Business Objects
   6.  Microsoft
   7.  Manhattan Associates
   8.  Peoplesoft
   9.  Oracle
   10. ILOG
   11. Inxight
   12. Open Source/Linux

  48 Additional Companies Named

In addition to The Dozen, Intelligent Enterprise's special January 1, 2003 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

Published 18 times annually, Intelligent Enterprise is the only magazine dedicated to the strategic business applications that turn information into intelligence. It serves an exclusive audience of 100,000 business and IT professionals who plan and deploy the strategic applications their companies depend on to improve decision making, enhance business performance, and maximize the value of customer relationships. Offering in-depth analyses and tutorials, Intelligent Enterprise serves as a technology guidebook and thought leader. It provides both the context and the technical detail needed to take strategic business applications from concept to deployment, covering such interlocking technology categories as: application development, business intelligence and data warehousing, data management, enterprise application integration, enterprise/e-business applications, CRM and customer analytics, knowledge management, scalable server hardware, enterprise storage, and systems and applications management.

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About CMP Media

CMP Media LLC ( 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 and custom publishing.



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