DM Review is pleased to announce the winners of this prestigious award.

"We received more than 100 entries for this year's World Class Solution Awards competition. I commend all the finalists that were announced in September, and now I heartily congratulate the winners for 2005!"Established in 1996, DM Review's World Class Solution Awards mark the elite within the business intelligence, analytics and data warehousing industry. This prestigious award represents the industry's best practices - showcasing those vendors and companies that have implemented solutions that address a persistent business problem and, in turn, provide  significant business value.

As in the past, this year's winners were selected by a panel of business intelligence industry experts. Our panel of expert judges evaluated the solutions based on their business value, quantitative benefits, qualitative benefits, sustainability and value as a best practice. More than 100 entries were distributed to the judges this year.

2005 Judges

DM Review wishes to express sincere gratitude to the 2005 WCSA judges, including: Sid Adelman of Sid Adelman & Associates; Lou Agosta, technology analyst; Kent Bauer of GRT Corporation; Steve Craggs of The Integration Consortium; Jonathan Geiger of Intelligent Solutions; Larry Goldman of AmberLeaf; Claudia Imhoff of Intelligent Solutions; David Loshin of Knowledge Integrity; William McKnight of Conversion Services International, Inc.; Sue Osterfelt of Bank of America; Craig Schiff of BPM Partners; Rick Sherman of Athena IT Solutions; and Deepak Srinivasan of Headstrong.

Raytheon Inc. with VitalSpring Technologies
Category: Analytic Applications

Verizon Wireless with Teradata, a division of NCR
Category: Business Intelligence

Brigham and Women's Hospital with SAS
Category: Corporate Performance Management and Balanced Scorecard

ING Americas with Informatica
Category: Data Acquisition and Integration

North Carolina Hospital Association/North Carolina Department of Public Health with Knightsbridge Solutions and Solucient
Category: Data Acquisition and Integration

Caudwell Communications with Netezza Corporation
Category: Data Management

Office of the Secretary of Defense/Logistics with EWSolutions and SAIC
Category: Data Management

Hewlett-Packard (HP) with Identity Systems
Category: Data Quality, Data Profiling and Data Remediation

Mutual of Omaha with Proxima Technology Inc.
Category: High Availability, Performance and Systems Management

Awards were presented to both the implementation site and vendor companies at DCI's Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing Conference in Orlando, Florida, on September 28. Read more about the award-winning solutions at  www.dmreview.com/awards.


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