Computerworld Announces Finalists for the 2007 “Best Practices in Business Intelligence” Awards Program

FRAMINGHAM, MA — SEPTEMBER 12, 2007 — 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 at an awards ceremony and Gala Evening on Sept. 26 during Computerworld's Business Intelligence Perspectives Conference taking place Sept. 24-26 at the Green Valley Ranch Resort in Las Vegas.

The Finalists (by company alphabetical order) for Computerworld's 2007 "Best Practices in Business Intelligence" Awards Program are:

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

Finalists are:

Allegheny County Department of Human Services, Pa.

American Modern Insurance Group, Ohio

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Tenn.

Broward County Public Schools, Fla.

University of California, Riverside, College of Humanities, Arts, and

Social Sciences, Calif.

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


Accenture, Ill.

Airlines Reporting Corporation, Va.

Cox Enterprises, Inc., Ga.

Geisinger Health System, Pa.

Maine Medical Center, Maine

In the category of "Expediting Information Delivery, Retrieval, Reporting

and Analysis," the five Finalists are:

ADP Dealer Services, Ore.

Avnet, Inc., Ariz.

Department of Defense, Health Affairs, Va.

Ford Motor Company, Mich.

Pennsylvania Bureau of Child Support Enforcement, Pa.

In the category of "Innovation and Promise in Business Intelligence," the

five Finalists are:

Airlines Reporting Corporation, Va.

Carlson Marketing Worldwide, Minn.

Fiserv ISS, Colo.

Nationwide Insurance, Ohio

Sigma-Aldrich Corp., Mo.

"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 2007 'Best Practices in Business Intelligence' Awards Program have unlocked the true value of business intelligence and applying analytics to their advantage."

Computerworld's 2007 "Best Practices in Business Intelligence" Awards Program is sponsored by Oracle.

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