DM Review announces finalists in the 2005 World Class Solution Awards competition

Winners to be announced September 28th at DCI's Business Intelligence & Data Warehousing Conference

BROOKFIELD, Wis., July 21, 2005 -- DM Review, a SourceMedia publication and the premier source for business intelligence, analytics, integration and data warehousing, is pleased to announce the finalists in the 2005 World Class Solution Awards competition. The World Class Solution Award, a symbol of excellence within the business intelligence and data warehousing industry, originated in 1996. Entries are accepted in categories that reflect mission-critical segments of the market as determined by feedback from DM Review readers.

A call for entries was made in February of 2005 and entries were accepted through May 11. The more than 100 submitted global entries were judged by the following industry experts who selected the finalists based on each entry's impact and relevance: Sid Adelman, Lou Agosta, Kent Bauer, Steve Craggs, Jonathan Geiger, Larry Goldman, Claudia Imhoff, Mike Jennings, David Loshin, David Marco, William McKnight, Sue Osterfelt, Craig Schiff, Rick Sherman, Deepak Srinivasan and Jonathan Wu. Congratulations to the finalists listed by category:

    Analytic Applications
      Implementation Site: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts with: MapInfo
      Implementation Site: Raytheon Inc. with: VitalSpring Technologies

    Business Intelligence
      Implementation Site: Southwest Airlines with:  PolyVista, Inc.
      Implementation Site: Verizon Wireless with: Teradata, a division of NCR
      Implementation Site: Walter Reed with: Oracle Corp.

    Corporate Performance Management and Balanced Scorecard
      Implementation Site: Brigham and Women's Hospital with: SAS
      Implementation Site: ENECO Energie with: Cognos
      Implementation Site: Government and Enterprise Mobility Solutions (GEMS)
                           Motorola, Inc. with: performancesoft, Inc.

    Data Acquisition and Integration
      Implementation Site: Citigroup - Corporate and Investment Banking,
                           Global Transaction Services
      Implementation Site: Inductis, Inc. with: Oracle, Sun and Firstlogic
      Implementation Site: ING Americas with: Informatica
      Implementation Site: North Carolina Hospital Association/North Carolina
                           Department of Public Health with: Knightsbridge and

    Data Management
      Implementation Site: Caudwell Communications with: Netezza Corporation
      Implementation Site: Office of the Secretary of Defense/Logistics with:
                           EWSolutions and SAIC

    Data Quality, Data Profiling and Data Remediation
      Implementation Site: Bell Mobility with: DataFlux Corporation
      Implementation Site: Hewlett Packard (HP) with: Identity Systems

    High Availability, Performance and Systems Management
      Implementation Site: Citigroup - Corporate and Investment Banking,
                           Global Transaction Services
      Implementation Site: Mutual of Omaha with: Proxima Technology Inc.

World Class Solution Award winners will be announced September 28 at the DCI Business Intelligence & Data Warehousing Conference at Disney's Contemporary Resort in Orlando, FL.

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