New York, NY- October 6, 2004 - DM Review, Thomson Media's business intelligence, analytics and data warehousing publication, and Ventana Research, Inc., the preeminent performance management research and advisory services firm, today announced the formation of a syndicate research partnership.

With its expertise in performance management, Ventana Research will provide DM Review and DM Review's online components DMReview.comand with syndicated analysis and research on industry trends and activities in the areas of business intelligence and performance management.

Both companies will work together on research projects that will benefit business users and software companies in the business intelligence market. These research studies will examine market trends, best practices and technologies that relate to business intelligence and facilitation of performance management.

" is a qualified resource for independent and relevant insight into the BI market," noted Mark Smith, CEO of Ventana Research. "When combined with Ventana Research expertise on business intelligence and performance management, both of our organizations will benefit greatly from this partnership."

"To be successful in an increasingly challenging and competitive market, decision makers need information that is non-biased, relevant and innovative," said Brian Cronin, publisher of DM Review. "Our combined resources provide a forum of information that will keep our customers and readers informed of the latest trends and technologies in the business intelligence market."

About Ventana Research

Ventana Research,, is the preeminent research and advisory services firm in the Performance Management market. With the unique research framework covering both the technology and business aspects of Performance Management, Ventana Research helps decision-makers throughout the organization understand each other's requirements, align goals and objectives and optimize business processes with existing and new technology investments.

Ventana Research covers the business processes of customer relationships, supply chain, financials, operations, and workforce performance management. The technology coverage covers applications, tools, platforms and technologies from existing technology markets including analytics, business intelligence, business process management, data warehousing, enterprise applications, enterprise portals and knowledge management.

About DM Review and Thomson Media

DM Review,, is recognized as the premier business intelligence, analytics and data warehousing publication. For more than a decade, DM Review has provided thought-provoking and informative editorial covering strategic solutions for business intelligence, analytics, data warehousing and CRM across all major industries. DM Review's authors and columnists are internationally recognized experts in a variety of business intelligence fields. DM Review editorial provides both business and technology perspectives regarding issues, trends and solutions of interest to corporate executives and IT managers. DM Review is published by Thomson Media (, a division of The Thomson Corporation and a leading provider of information, data and software tools for professionals in the financial services and related technologies markets.

About The Thomson Corporation

The Thomson Corporation (, with 2003 revenues from continuing operations of $7.6 billion, is a global leader in providing integrated information solutions to business and professional customers. Thomson provides value-added information, software tools and applications to more than 20 million users in the fields of law, tax, accounting, financial services, higher education, reference information, corporate training and assessment, scientific research and healthcare. With operational headquarters in Stamford, CT, Thomson has approximately 43,000 employees and provides services in approximately 130 countries. The Corporation's common shares are listed on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC).

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