Computerworld Names Recipients of the 2007 “Best Practices in Business Intelligence” Awards Program

LAS VEGAS, NV – September 27, 2007 – Computerworld, the "Voice of IT Management," announced last night the Honorees of its 2007 "Best Practices in Business Intelligence" Awards Program during a Gala Evening and awards ceremony at Computerworld's Business Intelligence Perspectives Conference. The awards were presented during a ceremony marking the conclusion of the conference held here this week at the Green Valley Ranch Resort.

Honorees of Computerworld's "Best Practices in Business Intelligence" Awards Program were selected from qualified entries across four categories, with one or two Honorees per category and five Finalists for each. They were judged by representatives from a variety of organizations as well as past Honorees. This year's awards program was exclusively sponsored by Oracle.

The Honorees for Computerworld's 2007 "Best Practices in Business Intelligence" Awards Program are:

In the category of "Creating an Agile BI Infrastructure":

— American Modern Insurance Group, Ohio

In the category of "Driving Process Management with BI":

— Airlines Reporting Corporation, Virginia

In the category of "Expediting Information Delivery, Retrieval, Reporting and Analysis": (tie; companies listed alphabetically):

— ADP Dealer Services, Oregon

— Avnet, Inc., Arizona

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

— Carlson Marketing Worldwide, Minnesota

"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. "This year's Honorees represent a variety of organizations, from insurance companies to marketing firms, all of which have demonstrated tremendous success in their strategic use of business intelligence."

"This award is a validation of the effectiveness of our strategy, and for the team who has worked to deliver BI to our organization," said Sandra Wagner, Vice President and Honoree from American Modern Insurance Companies of Cincinnati, Ohio. "We are honored to receive this award and to take part in this industry-leading business intelligence event."

Computerworld's Business Intelligence Perspectives Conference took place Sept. 24 – 26 at the Green Valley Ranch Resort in Las Vegas. More information about the Conference can be found at http://www.biperspectives.com .

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