Ron Powell
DM Review
(262) 784-0444 ext. 206
Shawn Rogers
DM Review Interactive
(303) 438-1515

Heather S. McKinney
Thomson Financial
(212) 803-8527

IBM and Microsoft Join as Charter Sponsors

New York – March 18, 2002 – IBM and Microsoft are the newest charter sponsors of, Ron Powell, publisher and editorial director of DM Review, announced today. DM Review and its associated Web sites launched in August 2000.

IBM and Microsoft join Ascential Software, Trillium Software and Teradata, a division of NCR, as the charter sponsors of, an online user community of 21,000 data warehousing and business intelligence professionals.

"We are pleased to welcome Microsoft and IBM on board and look forward to working with them in making an even more valuable research and business tool for information technology practitioners," Powell said.

At, industry professionals can access a wide variety of quality online editorial content and take advantage of other features such as open discussion forums, an interactive research and information center and virtual trade shows.

"We launched with every intention of creating an online community that completely serves the needs of the industry," said Mark Brohan, Web publisher and interactive editorial director at DM Review. "We look forward to working with IBM, Microsoft and our original charter sponsors – Ascential Software, Trillium Software and Teradata, a division of NCR – in meeting this important objective."

"IBM is pleased to be a supporter of in an effort to educate customers on the emerging trends in data warehousing and business intelligence," said Lauren Flaherty, vice president of marketing, IBM Data Management Solutions.

" is a great resource for data warehousing and business intelligence professionals to meet as a community, share best practices and learn from experts on the latest industry trends," said Bill Baker, Microsoft General Manager for SQL Server Business Intelligence. "Microsoft views our charter membership as a great way to help educate customers on our vision for business intelligence and make BI more accessible to organizations."

About DM Review
For more than a decade, DM Review has provided thought- provoking and informative editorial covering strategic solutions for business intelligence, analytic applications – including CRM – and data warehousing 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.

About EC Media Group
EC Media Group, a division of Thomson Media Group, is a leading provider of information for e-business professionals across a wide range of sectors, including business intelligence and health care technology. Currently, EC Media Group offers a number of the market's most widely read and highly respected publications, including Electronic Commerce World, Health Data Management, DM Review, Journal of Business Strategy, the Handbook of Business Strategy and Technology in Practice Magazine. In addition, EC Media Group sponsors some of today's leading professional trade shows, including the Electronic Commerce World Conference and Exhibition, the preeminent event in its field.

About Thomson Media Group
Thomson Media Group is comprised of American Banker, Faulkner & Gray, Sheshunoff Information Services, Thomson Financial Publishing, EC Media Group and Thomson Financial Insurance Solutions. The group helps more than 750,000 clients worldwide monitor industry information; expedite payments processing; reduce risk and comply with federal regulation; streamline research and analysis; and enhance e-commerce. For more information, please call our Customer Service Department toll free at (800) 221-1809.

About The Thomson Corporation
The Thomson Corporation (, with 2000 revenues of approximately US$6 billion, is a leading provider of integrated information solutions to business and professional markets worldwide. The Corporation's common shares are listed on the Toronto and London stock exchanges (TSE: TOC).

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