Brookfield, WI – October 17, 2003 – DM Review is pleased to announce the 2003 DM Review 100. This prestigious award recognizes the top 100 companies serving the business intelligence community as identified by the readers of DM Review. In a product usage and company rating survey conducted via the Web by the Gantry Group, LLC, DM Review readers were asked to rank the vendors providing products used in their organizations. Readers were presented with the following product categories: servers; storage; data quality; data integration (ETL, replication, Web services); databases and data stores; BI (OLAP, query and reporting, data mining and data visualization); collaboration, portals, unstructured data, content management and knowledge management; data administration, design, management and performance; and analytic applications, business performance management and Web analytics. Respondents were also asked to provide an overall satisfaction rating for each vendor selected based on expertise, service and support.

DM Review 100 rankings were determined by a statistical analysis process. Each vendor’s final score is based on:

  1. The number of respondents reporting use of a particular vendor in a given product category (market share).
  2. The number of respondents assigning each rank for a given vendor in a given product category (product quality).
  3. The rating scores for overall satisfaction with expertise, service and support (customer satisfaction).
  4. The number of categories in which the company’s products appear. (Quality scores of companies in more than one category are averaged; market share is summed.)

At http://www.dmreview.com/award s/top100/2003/, company rankings will be revealed in reverse numerical order beginning today, and the top 25 companies will be announced in a Web cast on October 24 at 10:00 a.m. CDT.

The 2003 DM Review 100 alphabetical listing can be found at: http://www.dmre view.com/awards/top100/2003/2003_alpha.cfm.

A top executive from each of the winning companies will be featured in DM Review’s December issue.

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.

The Thomson Corporation

The Thomson Corporation, with 2002 revenues of $7.8 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. The Corporation's common shares are listed on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges (TSX: TOC; NYSE: TOC).

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