CMP Media's Intelligent Enterprise Announces Winners of the Fifth-Annual Readers' Choice Awards for Best IT Products

Audience of 100,000 Strategic IT Decision-Makers Picks Which Applications, Software Tools, and Enabling Products are Better Than the Rest

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SAN MATEO, Calif.
Oct 17, 2002

CMP Media's Intelligent Enterprise announced today the winners of the Fifth-Annual Readers' Choice Awards for best IT products. Through the voting process, Intelligent Enterprise subscribers-including C-level executives, top application development managers, data management and business intelligence decision makers-have determined which IT products best enable an "intelligent enterprise." These are the products that help organizations deploy strategic applications that collect, analyze, and deliver business information wherever and whenever it's needed to improve business performance and maximize customer relationships.

"The Readers' Choice Awards are a wonderful example of how Intelligent Enterprise serves as an interface between solutions providers and their customers," said Justin Kestelyn, Editor-in- Chief of Intelligent Enterprise. "Through their participation in the voting process, readers communicate directly which solutions best meet their unique needs for developing, implementing, and managing strategic business applications."

"Businesses today are under tremendous economic and competitive pressure," said David M. Kalman, Group Publisher of Intelligent Enterprise. "They have to focus their IT investments on products that information into intelligence. Their competitive edge depends on how well they can collect and organize information, then analyze, understand, and act on that information to make better decisions and improve businesses processes. Intelligent Enterprise subscribers plan and deploy these strategic business applications, and in the process directly influence strategic IT purchases for applications, software tools, and enabling platforms. The Intelligent Enterprise Readers' Choice Awards highlight the IT products that deliver a competitive advantage."

Voting was open exclusively to Intelligent Enterprise subscribers. Results will be published in the October 30, 2002 issue of Intelligent Enterprise magazine. Readers made their choices among several categories of products in the four Intelligent Enterprise technology focus areas: intelligence, integration, infrastructure, and collaborative commerce. Readers also voiced their opinions about what new technology is most important to the intelligent enterprise. Visit www.IntelligentEnterprise.com for the full story.

  Here is the complete list of winners:

  I. INTELLIGENCE

  Query, Reporting, and Analysis Tools
  Business Objects
  BusinessObjects Clickstream

  Analysis Tools
  SAS Institute
  WebHound

  Data Mining & Predictive Analysis Tools
  SAS Institute
  Enterprise Miner

  Analytic Servers
  Microsoft
  Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services

  Data Visualization Tools
  Cognos
  Visualizer

  Packaged Analytic Application Suites
  Informatica
  Informatica Analytic Applications

  Business Performance Management Applications
  Oracle
  Oracle Financials

  II. INTEGRATION

  Data Movement & Transformation Tools
  Data Junction Corp.
  Data Junction

  Information Retrieval & Categorization
  Alta Vista Software
  Alta Vista Enterprise Search

  Application Servers
  IBM
  WebSphere

  Enterprise Portal Applications and Platforms (TIE)
  IBM IBM EIP
  Oracle Oracle9iAS Portal

  Enterprise Integration Middleware
  IBM
  MQSeries

  III. INFRASTRUCTURE

  Database Servers
  Oracle
  Oracle Database Server

  Operating Systems
  Microsoft
  Windows 2000

  Specialized Data Management Products
  IBM
  DB2 Digital Library

  Enterprise Storage Management
  EMC Corp.
  Enterprise Storage Networks

  ERP Application Suites
  SAP
  R/3

  Systems Integration/Consulting
  IBM
  Global Services

  Application Development Tools
  Microsoft
  Visual Studio.Net

  Design & Modeling Tools
  Computer Associates
  Erwin

  Distributed Systems Management
  Tivoli Systems Inc.
  TME

  IV. COLLABORATIVE COMMERCE

Customer Intelligence, Interaction, and Relationship Management Applications

  Siebel Systems Inc.
  Siebel eBusiness Applications

  E-Business Integration Middleware
  IBM
  WebSphere Commerce

  Supply Chain Management Solutions
  i2 Technologies Inc.
  i2 SCM

  Columnists
  Best Intelligent Enterprise Columnist
  Ralph Kimball

  Strategic IT Award
  (Most Important New Technology for Intelligent Enterprises)
  Real-time data/application integration middleware

  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.

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 (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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