Corporate Info: Press Release

DM Review Announces the Winners of the 2000 World Class Solution Awards for Business Intelligence

Brookfield, WI – June 15, 2000 – DM Review proudly announces the winners of the 2000 World Class Solution Awards for Business Intelligence. The winners are:

Acta Technology, Inc.
Implementation Site: Albemarle Corporation
Category: Data Acquisition and Integration

Implementation Site: GeoAccess
Category: Business Intelligence

MicroStrategy Incorporated
Implementation Site: GE Capital Fleet Services
Category: Business Solutions and Analytic Applications

Network Appliance
Implementation Site: NetLedger
Category: Storage

Seagate Software
Implementation Site: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
Category: Data Warehouse Administration, Design, Management and Performance

WhiteCross Systems
Implementation Site: Freeserve plc
Category: CRM Solutions

These world class implementations represent some of the most strategic initiatives in the business intelligence, data warehousing and e-business industry. This year’s winners will be featured in the September 2000 issue of DM Review.

"Since 1996, DM Review has presented the World Class Solution Awards to the leading providers of business intelligence and data warehousing solutions," said Ron Powell, publisher/editorial director of DM Review. "These world class solutions demonstrate how technology enables strategic corporate decision making for competitive advantage."

More than 50 case studies were submitted to DM Review for consideration. The submissions were judged by a panel of industry experts. The judges for the 2000 World Class Solution Awards were: Sid Adelman of Sid Adelman and Associates, Douglas Hackney from Enterprise Group, Dr. Claudia Imhoff of Braun Consulting, David Marco of Enterprise Warehousing Solutions, Susan Osterfelt from Bank of America, David Raab of Raab Associates, Marcia Rhode of Braun Consulting, Beth Terlip of Terlip Information Engineering Resources and Dr. Barbara Wixom from the McIntire School of Commerce/University of Virginia.

If you would like more information about these awards, contact Steve Markiewicz, marketing communications manager at DM Review, Submission forms for the 2001 World Class Solution Awards will be available in February 2001.

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