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

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

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

   Intelligent Enterprise's 2003 Companies to Watch are:

   Collaborative Commerce
   Agile Software Corp. --
   Baan --
   BEA Systems Inc. --
   Datasweep Inc. --
   Epiphany Inc. --
   Formation Systems Inc. --
   J.D. Edwards --
   Optiant Inc. --
   SAP AG --
   Sun Microsystems Inc. --
   SynQuest, Inc. --
   Tradec Inc. --

   Adaytum Inc. --
   Brio Software Inc. --
   Cognos Inc. --
   Crystal Decisions Inc. --
   e.Intelligence --
   Fair, Issac & Co. --
   Hyperion Solutions Corp. --
   Information Builders Inc. --
   MicroStrategy Inc. --
   ProClarity Corp. --
   Siebel Systems Inc. --
   Spotfire Inc. --

   Acxiom Corp. --
   Ascential Software Corp. -- www
   Data Junction Corp. --
   DataMirror --
   Informatica Corp. --
   Kalido Group --
   Software AG --
   Sonic Software --
   Sybase Inc. --
   Tibco Software Inc. --
   Trillium Software, A division of Harte-Hanks --
   webMethods Inc. --

   BMC Software Inc. --
   Borland Software Corp. --
   Computer Associates International --
   Dell Computer Corp. --
   Embarcadero Technologies Inc. --
   Hewlett-Packard Co. --
   Hitachi Data Systems --
   Mercury Interactive Corp. --
   Network Appliance Inc. --
   Novell Inc. --
   Rational Software Corp. --
   Unisys --

  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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