Dear Readers,

In order to shape the future direction of DM Review, it is important that we solicit your feedback. Therefore, I strongly urge you to participate in our annual readership study that is being conducted on the Web by Market Perspectives. The survey can be completed on the Web at Please take the time to answer the survey questions.

All readership study participants will receive a summary of our findings. This information will enable you to see exactly where your organization is in relationship to others in the market and the industry. In addition, everyone who participates will receive Bill Inmon's latest Tech Topic on ERP and business intelligence, and you will have a chance to win a cash incentive in a drawing conducted by Market Perspectives

As a result of last year's readership study, DM Review now features expanded coverage of industry verticals, analytic applications and information delivery. We also added columnists who cover key areas of interest as identified in the study. Without your feedback, it is extremely difficult to gauge the rapidly changing landscape for information and data management

I would like to make all of you aware of an excellent study that is available for purchase from Palo Alto Management Group. "Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing: Crossing the Millennium" is designed to assist line-of-business, corporate and IT managers with the many decisions they will have to make during the process of conceiving, implementing and deploying business intelligence-based solutions. This comprehensive report can be ordered on the Web at

This month's issue contains an excellent article by Colin White on enterprise information portals. Colin provides valuable insight into the use of an enterprise information portal to provide business users with a single interface to business information. You'll also find an article on customer relationship management by Melinda Nykamp and Carla McEachern. Watch for their informative monthly column beginning in May.

As always, thanks for reading DM Review. Be sure to participate in our annual readership study. Log on to today!

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