CMP Media's Intelligent Enterprise Opens Fourth-Annual Readers' Choice Awards Voting for Best IT Products

Over 100,000 Strategic Business and IT Decision-Makers Invited to Voice Their Opinions on Which Software and Platform Solutions Are Better Than the Rest

Nov 30, 1999

Highly influential in the purchase of IT products, Intelligent Enterprise subscribers -- including C-level executives, top IT application architects, data management and business intelligence decision makers -- are now voting for the leading products of the year at Open exclusively to Intelligent Enterprise subscribers, the results of the Readers' Choice Awards voting will speak volumes about which IT solutions are delivering return on investment as businesses compete to become smarter, faster, and more profitable.

"Businesses today are under tremendous economic and competitive pressure," said Tom Borsellino, publisher of Intelligent Enterprise. "They have to focus their IT investments on products that will help them unlock the value of current information assets. Their competitive edge depends on how successful they are at bringing intelligence to customer relationships, fundamental business processes, and extended supply and demand chains. We can't wait to see what our readers have to say about which IT solutions are getting their businesses where they need to go."

The polls close at on October 4; the results will be published in the December 5, 2001 issue of Intelligent Enterprise magazine. Readers will make their choices among several categories of products, including comprehensive e-business application suites, business performance management, customer relationship management, analytic applications, business intelligence, enterprise information portals, ERP applications, application servers, and integration middleware. Readers will also voice their opinions about which systems integration services provider is the best.

"The results will bring a significant, timely perspective to some of the most heated contests going on right now in the IT marketplace," said David Stodder, editorial director of Intelligent Enterprise. "Last year, Oracle won in several key application categories, while Microsoft SQL Server surprisingly took the database server category. This year, PeopleSoft, SAP, Siebel Systems, and other application suite vendors have been putting a lot of pressure on Oracle. And in the database wars, IBM has been very aggressive with DB2 Universal Database. Our readers are busy planning, developing, and managing strategic business applications; I think they'll let us know who's really winning out there."

About Intelligent Enterprise

Intelligent Enterprise is devoted to strategic IT solutions that provide competitive advantage by improving business decision-making, enhancing business performance, and maximizing the lifetime value of customer relationships. Its mission is to be a strategic guidebook focused on showing IT and business managers how to collect, analyze, understand, and act decisively on enterprise business information in order to make their companies smarter, faster, and more profitable.

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CONTACT: Tara C. Gibb, Marketing Manager of Intelligent Enterprise Magazine, +1-650-513-4566, or fax, 650-513-4610, or


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