Computerworld Names Recipients of `Best Practices in Business Intelligence’ Awards

FRAMINGHAM, MA – SEPTEMBER 28, 2005 – Computerworld, the "Voice of IT Management," today announced the recipients of its "Best Practices in Business Intelligence" awards during a ceremony at Business Intelligence Perspectives, a leading IT conference focused on real solutions for business intelligence success.

Recipients of BI Perspectives' "Best Practices in Business Intelligence" awards were selected from approximately 100 entries in five categories, with up to two award recipients per category and honorable mentions for each. They were judged by representatives from a variety of organizations including Forrester Research, McKesson Corporation and Omni Research Group. The awards were presented in the following categories to the following organizations:

— Creating a BI Vision and Strategies for Improved ROI– Bacardi U.S.A. Inc (Miami, Florida) and Hospital Corporation of America (Nashville, Tennessee)

— Data Visualization, Prediction and Presentation by Leveraging Customized Solutions– APEX Management Group (Princeton, New Jersey) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (New York City, New York)

— Information Retrieval and Reporting by Leveraging Off-the-Shelf Enterprise Software– Communications Electronics-Life Cycle Management Command Acquisition Center (Fort Monmouth, New Jersey) and Intermountain Health Care (Salt Lake City, Utah)

— Managing and Enhancing BI Applications and Infrastructure– AT&T (Middletown, Minnesota) and University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

— Planning, Designing and Building the BI Infrastructure– Amgen, Inc. (Thousand Oaks, California) and Export Development Canada (Ottawa, Canada)

"Recipients of this year's Business Intelligence Perspectives' 'Best Practices in Business Intelligence' awards span across varied marketplaces and sectors, ranging from telecommunications to education, and wines and spirits to banking," said Ron Milton, executive vice president, Computerworld. "We honor each of these diverse organizations for their cutting edge IT departments, and their ability to prove that exceptional BI technology solutions can bring about outstanding results."

Business Intelligence Perspectives took place on September 26-28, 2005 at the Hyatt Regency at Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona. More information about the event can be found on www.biperspectives.com .

About Computerworld

Computerworld, the "Voice of IT Management," is the most trusted source for the critical information needs of senior IT management. Computerworld's integrated offerings form the U.S.-based hub of the world's largest (58-edition) global IT media network through its weekly publication, Computerworld.com Web site, focused conference series and custom research. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 print and online awards for editorial and design excellence, surpassing its direct competition by an order of magnitude. Recognition includes the 2004 Magazine of the Year Award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors and a Jesse H. Neal Award for "Best News Coverage." In print since 1967, Computerworld is the source for information technology management, with a guaranteed rate base of 180,050, a total print audience of 1,138,000 (IntelliQuest CIMS 2004 Business Influencer Study) and an online audience of over 1.1 million unique monthly visitors (DoubleClick).

Computerworld is a business unit of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media, research and events company. A privately held company, IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers, including Bio-IT World, CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Network World and PC World. The company features the largest network of technology-specific Web sites, with more than 400 around the world. IDG is also a leading producer of more than 170 computer-related events worldwide, including LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), Macworld Conference & Expo(R), DEMO(R) and IDC Directions. IDC provides global market research and advice through offices in 50 countries. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com .

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