CMP Media's Intelligent Enterprise Identifies the 2003 Companies to Watch

48 IT Solution Providers Contributing to the Development Of 'Intelligent' Enterprises

PRNewswire-FirstCall
SAN MATEO, Calif.
Dec 11, 2002

CMP Media's Intelligent Enterprise Magazine announced today that its editors have selected 48 Companies to Watch as strong contributors to the development of intelligent enterprises. The companies are the leaders in providing IT products that help organizations achieve competitive advantage by gathering, analyzing, sharing, and acting upon intelligence. "IT and business leaders will increasingly rely on these 48 companies to make their organizations smarter, faster, and more profitable," said Justin Kestelyn, editor-in-chief of Intelligent Enterprise.

The Companies to Watch are divided into four foundation categories that are fundamental to complete IT solutions -- intelligence, integration, infrastructure, and collaborative commerce. The Intelligent Enterprise editorial team selected the 48 companies based on their relevance to and potential impact on the strategic IT sector in which they are categorized. "Because intelligent enterprises are characterized by their strength in four areas of strategic IT -- Intelligence, Integration, Infrastructure, and Collaborative Commerce -- we recognize 12 companies in each category for their respective contributions," said Kestelyn.

The selection process involved a tremendous amount of research and assessment of the past year's coverage and reader feedback by the Intelligent Enterprise editorial staff. "Rather than base our decisions on just one criterion such as total revenue or 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.

The Companies to Watch selection coincides with the 2002 Intelligent Enterprise Dozen announcement, which designates the 12 IT solution providers most strongly enabling the development of 'intelligent' enterprises. In-depth features about the 48 Companies to Watch and the Intelligent Enterprise Dozen will appear in the January 1, 2003 edition of Intelligent Enterprise, as well as on the Web at www.IntelligentEnterprise.com.

   Intelligent Enterprise's 2003 Companies to Watch are:

   Collaborative Commerce
   Agile Software Corp. -- www.agile.com
   Baan -- www.baan.com
   BEA Systems Inc. -- www.beasys.com
   Datasweep Inc. -- www.datasweep.com
   Epiphany Inc. -- www.epiphany.com
   Formation Systems Inc. -- www.formationsystems.com
   J.D. Edwards -- www.jdedwards.com
   Optiant Inc. -- www.optiant.com
   SAP AG -- www.sap.com
   Sun Microsystems Inc. -- www.sun.com
   SynQuest, Inc. -- www.synquest.com
   Tradec Inc. -- www.tradec.com

   Intelligence
   Adaytum Inc. -- www.adaytum.com
   Brio Software Inc. -- www.brio.com
   Cognos Inc. -- www.cognos.com
   Crystal Decisions Inc. -- www.crystaldecisions.com
   e.Intelligence -- www.ei-inc.com
   Fair, Issac & Co. -- www.fairisaac.com
   Hyperion Solutions Corp. -- www.cognos.com
   Information Builders Inc. -- www.ibi.com
   MicroStrategy Inc. -- www.microstrategy.com
   ProClarity Corp. -- www.proclarity.com
   Siebel Systems Inc. -- www.siebel.com
   Spotfire Inc. -- www.spotfire.com

   Integration
   Acxiom Corp. -- www.acxiom.com
   Ascential Software Corp. -- www ascentialsoft.com
   Data Junction Corp. -- www.datajunction.com
   DataMirror -- www.datamirror.com
   Informatica Corp. -- www.informatica.com
   Kalido Group -- www.kalido.com
   Software AG -- www.softwareag.com
   Sonic Software -- www.sonicsoftware.com
   Sybase Inc. -- www.sybase.com
   Tibco Software Inc. -- www.tibco.com
   Trillium Software, A division of Harte-Hanks -- www.trilliumsoft.com
   webMethods Inc. -- www.webmethods.com

   Infrastructure
   BMC Software Inc. -- www.bmc.com
   Borland Software Corp. -- www.borland.com
   Computer Associates International -- www.cai.com
   Dell Computer Corp. -- www.dell.com
   Embarcadero Technologies Inc. -- www.embarcadero.com
   Hewlett-Packard Co. -- www.hp.com
   Hitachi Data Systems -- www.hds.com
   Mercury Interactive Corp. -- www.mercuryinteractive.com
   Network Appliance Inc. -- www.networkappliance.com
   Novell Inc. -- www.novell.com
   Rational Software Corp. -- www.rational.com
   Unisys -- www.unisys.com

  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 and custom publishing.

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