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

Audience of 80,000 Strategic IT Decision-Makers Picks Best Applications, Software Tools, and Enabling Products

PRNewswire-FirstCall
SAN MATEO, Calif.
Nov 6, 2003

CMP Media's Intelligent Enterprise today announced the winners of the Sixth-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 David Stodder, 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 turn 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 November 18, 2003 issue of Intelligent Enterprise magazine. Readers chose among several categories of products in the four Intelligent Enterprise technology focus areas: intelligence, integration, infrastructure, and collaborative commerce and voiced opinions about their most important reason to buy strategic software right now. Visit www.IntelligentEnterprise.com for the full story.

   Here is the complete list of winners:

   I. INTELLIGENCE

   Alerting Tools
   MicroStrategy NarrowCast Server

   Analytic Servers
   Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services

   BI Application Development Platforms and Tools
   BusinessObjects Developer Suite

   Business Performance Monitoring & Management Environments
   Pilot Software: Pilot BusinessMonitor

   Clickstream-Analysis Tools
   SAS IntelliVisor

   Data Mining Tools
   SAS Enterprise Miner

   Data Movement & Transformation Tools
   Informatica PowerCenter

   Data Visualization Tools
   Visual Mining: NetCharts Server

   Enterprise BI Suites or Platforms
   Crystal Decisions: Crystal Enterprise

   Financial Planning, Forecasting, and Budgeting Tools
   Hyperion Planning or Pillar

   Geospatial Analysis Platforms
   MapInfo products

   Managed Reporting Systems
   Crystal Decisions: Crystal Reports

   Multidimensional Analysis Tools
   Cognos: PowerPlay

   Predictive Modeling Tools
   SAS/STAT

   Search & Retrieval Tools
   Google Search Appliance

   Unstructured-BI Applications
   SAS Text Miner

   II. INTEGRATION

   Application Servers
   IBM: WebSphere Application Server

   Enterprise Information Integration Platforms and Portals
   IBM: WebSphere Portal

   Enterprise Integration Middleware
   IBM: WebSphere MQ

   Mobile Application Servers
   IBM: WebSphere MQ Everyplace

   III. INFRASTRUCTURE

   Application Development Tools & Platforms
   Microsoft: Visual Studio.Net

   Database Servers
   Oracle: Oracle Database Server

   Enterprise Modeling & Design Tools
   Microsoft: Visio

   Enterprise Storage Management Systems
   EMC: Enterprise Storage Networks

   ERP Application Suites
   mySAP ERP

   Operating Systems
   Microsoft Windows 2000

   Systems Integration/Consulting Providers
   Accenture

   IV. COLLABORATIVE COMMERCE

   E-Business Integration Middleware
   IBM: WebSphere Commerce

   Providers of Customer Intelligence, Interaction, and Relationship
    Management Software
   Siebel

   Bonus

   Intelligent Enterprise Columnist
   Ralph Kimball

   Most important reason to buy strategic software right now
   Capturing Efficiency to Drive Down Costs

  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 tgibb@cmp.com. Access free subscriptions from the Web site at www.IntelligentEnterprise.com .

About CMP Media LLC

CMP Media LLC ( http://www.cmp.com/ ) is a leading integrated 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.

SOURCE: CMP Media LLC

CONTACT: Tara Gibb of CMP Media LLC, +1-415-947-6242, tgibb@cmp.com

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