DM Review Readers Select Top Companies in Nine Categories

Brookfield, WI – October 31, 2003 – DM Review is proud to announce the winners of the 2003 Readership Awards. Each year, DM Review enlists a research firm to poll readers to determine the top companies serving the technology needs of the business intelligence community in specific market segments. This year, The Gantry Group, LLC, a Massachusetts-based strategic advisory and research firm, conducted an independent survey of DM Review readers from mid-June through July, 2003. Survey participants were presented with defined product categories and asked to select the vendors of products in use in their organization. They were then asked to rate these companies using a four-point scale ranging from excellent to poor. The 2003 DM Review Readership Award winners were identified based on the ratings and number of respondents.

This year’s winners are:

Analytic Applications, Business Performance Management and Web Analytics – MicroStrategy, Inc.
Business Intelligence – MicroStrategy, Inc.
Collaboration, Portals and Knowledge Management – Crystal Decisions
Data Acquisition and Integration – IBM Corporation
Data Administration, Design and Management – Embarcadero Technologies and Quest Software
Databases and Data Stores – Teradata, a division of NCR
Data Quality – SAS/DataFlux
Servers – Dell
Storage – EMC

"This accolade from DM Review readers is a strong indication of the quality products these companies deliver to their customers. We sincerely congratulate these winners and commend them for their commitment to excellence," says Jean Schauer, editor in chief of DM Review.

The winning companies are featured in the November issue of DM Review, available both in print and online at www.dmreview.com.

About DM Review and Thomson Media

DM Review (www.dmreview.com) is recognized as the premier business intelligence, business performance management 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 (www.sourcemedia.com), 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 Gantry Group, LLC

The Gantry Group is a market analysis firm that uses primary market research to study the impact of technologies across a range of industries. Technology impacts evaluated include ROI/TCO, market need and acceptance, sales strategies and competitive landscape. Through Gantry Group’s market intelligence, market research, and ROI/TCO benchmarking service suites, more than 170 client companies have identified, positioned and quantified their value within the marketplace. Additional information about Gantry Group can be found at www.gantrygroup.com.

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