Computerworld Announces Finalists for Its 2008 “Best Practices in Business Intelligence” Awards Program

FRAMINGHAM, MA — AUGUST 26, 2008 — Computerworld, the Voice of IT Management, today announced 20 Finalists for its annual "Best Practices in Business Intelligence" Awards Program. From this prestigious field of Finalists, the top Honoree in each category will be announced and called to stage to receive an award during a special ceremony, Wednesday, Sept. 10, at Computerworld's Business Intelligence Perspectives Conference, taking place Sept. 8-10 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Ariz. Specifically, each category Honoree and remaining Finalists will be acknowledged with an award on stage during the ceremony.

The Finalists (by company alphabetical order) for Computerworld's 2008 "Best Practices in Business Intelligence" Awards Program are:

In the category of "Creating an Agile BI Infrastructure," the five Finalists are:

— Abbott International (Abbott Park, Illinois)

— USPS IT Delivery and Retail Business Systems Portfolio (Washington,


— Marriott International, Inc. (Bethesda, Maryland)

— United Network of Organ Sharing (Richmond, Virginia)

— USCG, Office of Performance Management and Decision Support,

(Washington, DC)

In the category of "Driving Process Management with BI," the five Finalists are:

— Coca-Cola Enterprises (Atlanta, Georgia)

— FedEx Services (Collierville, Tennessee)

— New York City Department of Information Technology and

Telecommunications (New York, New York)

— The Salvation Army, USA Western Territory (Long Beach, California)

— Transportation Security Administration (Arlington, Virginia)

In the category of "Expediting Information Delivery, Retrieval, Reporting and Analysis," the five Finalists are:

— Airlines Reporting Corporation (Arlington, Virginia)

— Corporate Express (Broomfield, Colorado)

— Cox Enterprises, Inc. (Atlanta, Georgia)

— Hartford Hospital (Hartford, Connecticut)

— USPS IT Delivery and Retail Business Systems Portfolio (Washington,


In the category of "Innovation and Promise in Business Intelligence," the six Finalists are:

— ENI Group (Milan, Italy)

— Enterprise Project Office, Chase Paymentech (Dallas, Texas)

— GMAC Financial Services (Detroit, Michigan)

— Infobright (Stockholm, Sweden)

— Maritz Travel (Fenton, Missouri)

— Nygard International (Winnipeg, Manitoba)

"Business intelligence initiatives are no longer a luxury, but a necessity for organizations wanting to develop more efficient business processes and uncover better future business opportunities," said Ron Milton, executive vice president of Computerworld. "The organizations and professionals judged to be Finalists in Computerworld's 2008 'Best Practices in Business Intelligence' Awards Program have unlocked the true value of business intelligence and applying analytics to their advantage."

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