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

Dec 16, 2003

CMP Media's Intelligent Enterprise Magazine announced today that its editors have selected the 12 most influential IT solution 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, 2004 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 2004 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. Cognos, Inc.
   2. BEA Systems
   3. Informatica
   4. Business Objects
   5. Hyperion
   6. IBM
   7. Microsoft
   8. SAS
   9. Information Builders
   10. MicroStrategy
   11. NCR Teradata Division
   12. SAP

  48 Additional Companies Named

In addition to The Dozen, Intelligent Enterprise's special January 1, 2004 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 80,000 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. 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. For more information, contact Tara Gibb at 415-947-6242 or Access free subscriptions from the Web site at

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   Tara Gibb
   CMP Media LLC

SOURCE: Intelligent Enterprise Magazine

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