Dear Readers,

As business intelligence and data warehousing markets mature, it is important that DM Reviewprovide the most insightful editorial possible from both a technical and business perspective. We have an exciting announcement that will allow us to extend our coverage of strategic markets and topics. As of April 1, 1999, DM Review has been acquired by Faulkner & Gray, a unit of Thomson Financial and the Thomson Corporation, and will become the foundation of a newly created division of Faulkner & Gray - the Business Intelligence Division. Committed to our growth objectives and continued editorial excellence, Faulkner & Gray will continue to operate DM Review at the current location with the current staff. We are all looking forward to this strategic partnership. Faulkner & Gray's 25 other publications include: Financial Service OnLine, Insurance Networking, Health Data Management, Electronic Commerce World, ID World, Internet Retailer and Card Technology.

If you haven't already done so, I'd like to encourage you to participate in our annual readership survey. Conducted on the Web by Market Perspectives, this survey will provide valuable insight into the data warehousing/business intelligence market and enable us to refine our editorial coverage to meet your needs. Please visit www.dmreview.com/bi.htm to complete the survey. One lucky participant will receive a $500 prize from Market Perspectives, and all participants will receive Bill Inmon's latest Tech Topic on ERP and business intelligence as well as a summary of the survey results.

DM Review's World Class Solution Award submissions are now being accepted. These awards recognize successful business intelligence/data warehousing implementations that have been in production for at least three months. Award categories include: analytic applications; business intelligence; data quality and acquisition; marketing automation and customer relationship management; data warehouse design, administration and management; databases, hardware and storage; enterprise portals and external data integration; and data mart solutions. For submission guidelines, please contact Steve Markiewicz, Communications Manager.

Thanks for reading DM Review, and please contact me (rpowell@dmreview.com) with any comments or suggestions.

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