CMP Media's Transform Magazine Selects 2003 Product of the Year Honorees

PRNewswire-FirstCall
NEW YORK
Dec 18, 2003

CMP Media's Transform Magazine is proud to announce its Product of the Year Winners for 2003. Ten winners in nine categories were chosen from among 24 Product of the Year Finalists who were announced in November. Coverage of all 24 products appears in the January 2004 issue of the publication.

The Transform Product of the Year Finalists and Winners were selected for innovations and advances in technology, outstanding value and proven market success. The Transform editors examined the latest in content and collaboration technologies throughout the year, and their year-end selection process benefited from intense market research, customer interviews and, in some cases, lab experience with these products.

Complex, enterprise-wide solutions are difficult to test in the lab, so the Transform editors sought additional input from distinguished industry experts. This year's roster of analysts and consultants included:

   Eric Austvold, AMR Research
   Matthew Berk, Jupiter Research
   Geoffrey Bock, Patricia Seybold Group
   Bill Chambers, Doculabs
   Joshua Duhl, IDC
   Susan Feldman, IDC
   Julie Gable, Gable Consulting
   Sharyn Leaver, Forrester Research
   Rich Medina, Doculabs
   Susan Moyse, InfoTrends Research Group
   Jim Murphy, AMR Research
   Alan Pelz-Sharpe, Ovum
   Nate Root, Forrester Research
   Karen Shegda, Gartner
   Harvey Spencer, Harvey Spencer Associates
   Bill Trippe, New Millennium Publishing
   Pat Turocy, Doculabs
   Nick Wilkoff, Forrester Research

After considering perspectives from these experts as well as many end users, the editors of Transform made the final selection of award recipients. "With only 24 Finalists from among the many content and collaboration technologies we cover, the Product of the Year 2003 Winners are true standouts chosen from among an already select group of deserving products," said Doug Henschen, Editor-in-Chief of Transform. "We congratulate all the Transform Product of the Year Winners and Finalists on their achievements in 2003."

  Here is the complete list of categories, finalists and winners:

  BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT
   Winner         Lombardi TeamWorks 4
   Finalist       Savvion BusinessManager 5.0

  ENTERPRISE CONTENT MANAGEMENT
   Winner         FileNet P8
   Finalist       Stellent Universal Content Manager 7.0

  CONTENT COMPLIANCE
   Winner         IBM Compliance Products and Services
   Finalist       Documentum Corporate Governance and Compliance Solution
   Finalist       Meridio Meridio 4

  WEB CONTENT MANAGEMENT
   Winner         Vignette V7
   Finalist       Merant Collage
   Finalist       Percussion Rhythmyx 5.0

  PORTALS
   Winner         Microsoft SharePoint 2.0
   Finalist       Plumtree Corporate Portal 5.0

  SEARCH
   Winner         ClearForest Release 5
   Winner         iPhrase One Step 4.5
   Finalist       Autonomy IDOL & Aungate
   Finalist       Fast Search and Transfer Data Search 3.2

  DOCUMENT SCANNERS
   Winner         Fujitsu fi-4860C Scanner
   Finalist       Bowe Bell & Howell Copiscan 8000 Spectrum Scanners
   Finalist       Canon DR-9080C Scanner

  DIGITAL MFP-BASED CAPTURE
   Winner         HP/NSI AutoStore and Digital Sending Services
   Finalist       Ricoh GlobalScan
   Finalist       Canon MEAP Architecture ImageRunner MFPs

  ELECTRONIC FORMS
   Winner         Adobe XML/PDF Document and Forms Software
   Finalist       Microsoft InfoPath

Complete descriptions of the Winners and Finalists are available online at www.transformmag.com.

About Transform Magazine

Transform Magazine is the definitive publication for 55,000 business and IT managers implementing content and collaboration products and strategies. It is the only publication that addresses the full lifecycle of corporate content, from capture to management to delivery and storage. Transform Magazine is part of CMP Media's Network Computing Enterprise Architecture Group. This group of publications, including Network Computing, Network Magazine, Intelligent Enterprise, Storage Pipeline, Secure Enterprise, and Transform, reaches nearly 570,000 technology and business decision makers, providing technology vendors and marketers with integrated and targeted reach efficiently and effectively for key technologies across the enterprise IT spectrum. Apply for free subscriptions from the Web site at http://www.transformmag.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.

  Contact:
   Tara Gibb
   CMP Media LLC
   415/947-6242
   tgibb@cmp.com

SOURCE: Transform Magazine

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

Web site: http://www.transformmag.com/


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