Computerworld’s Business Intelligence Perspectives Conference Issues “Call for Nominations” for Upcoming “Best Practices in Business Intelligence” Awards Program

FRAMINGHAM, MA – August 1, 2005 – Computerworld's 2nd Annual Business Intelligence Perspectives conference today announced its "Call for Nominations" for IT-user organization case study submissions to its annual "Best Practices in Business Intelligence" Awards Program. Ten IT end-user award winners will be honored during a special awards ceremony at Business Intelligence Perspectives, September 26-28 at the Hyatt Regency at Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Submissions of end-user case studies/projects to be considered are welcome from IT users/implementers, system integrators/consultants, IT vendors on behalf of customers (or their own in-house deployment) and PR firms on behalf of clients. Nominations are being accepted at the following link until 5:00 PM, EDT, Friday, August 12, 2005: http://survey.computerworld.com/surveys/BIP/bipBestPrac2005.htm.

Winners of BI Perspectives' "Best Practices in Business Intelligence" Awards will be selected from five categories, with two awards presented per category, as well as an honorable mention award for each. The five categories for the awards programs are:

— Creating a BI Vision and Strategies for Improved ROI

— Planning, Designing and Building the BI Infrastructure

— Information Retrieval and Reporting by Leveraging Off-the-Shelf Enterprise Software

— Data Visualization, Prediction and Presentation by Leveraging Customized Solutions

— Managing and Enhancing BI Applications and Infrastructure

Detailed descriptions of the categories can be found at: http://survey.computerworld.com/surveys/BIP/bipBestPrac2005.htm.

Judges will evaluate and rank the finalists in each category according to their substantiated BI solution attributes and achievements, based on a set of constructed criteria outlined on: http://survey.computerworld.com/surveys/BIP/bipBestPrac2005.htm.

Additional information on Computerworld's Business Intelligence Perspectives:

— To register to attend, call Computerworld's customer service line at (800) 883-9090, or visit: http://www.biperspectives.com/register.html.

— To sponsor, please contact John Amato, VP, Business Development, Computerworld at 508-820-8279 or john_amato@computerworld.com.

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