Computerworld Announces Finalists and Winners for Its Inaugural Enterprise Intelligence Awards Program
FRAMINGHAM, MA – Oct 14, 2008 – Computerworld, the "Voice of IT Management," announced the finalists and winners for its inaugural Enterprise Intelligence Awards Program, sponsored by Teradata. The Enterprise Intelligence Awards Program is focused on best practices in the use of information technology solutions built on Teradata platforms. Three finalists with one winner in each of the four categories were recognized yesterday at the Enterprise Intelligence Awards Program ceremony at the 2008 Teradata PARTNERS User Group Conference & Expo in Las Vegas.
The finalists and winners for Computerworld's 2008 Enterprise Intelligence Awards Program are:
In the category of "Customer Intelligence and Management:"
Winner: Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Finalist: Norfolk Southern Corporation
In the category of "Excellence in BI and Analytics:"
Winner: eBay Inc.
Finalist: Medco Health Solutions, Inc.
Finalist: Verizon Wireless
In the category of "Industry Innovation:"
Winner: Medco Health Solutions, Inc.
Finalist: GE Rail Services
Finalist: RBC Financial Group
In the category of "Integrated View of the Business:"
Winner: Discover Financial Services
Finalist: FedEx Services
Finalist: Freescale Semiconductor
The Enterprise Intelligence Awards Program is wholly and independently managed by Computerworld, sponsored by Teradata, with judges selected by Computerworld from senior IT management who themselves have received past industry awards.
Eligible Enterprise Intelligence Awards Program nominees were exclusively IT end-user organizations that are Teradata customers. Nominations of IT end-user organizations were accepted from IT users themselves or their public relations representatives.
Judges evaluated and ranked the finalists and winners in each category according to their substantiated Enterprise Intelligence solution attributes and achievements against the following set of criteria:
— Strategic importance to the business.
— Positive impact on the business/organization units.
— Substantial customer impact (i.e. service, retention, acquisition,
— Provides a strategic advantage to the business/organization while
anticipating and accommodating the deployment of future enterprise
— Financial return and measurable payback (returns on investment,
assets, resources) through the creation of revenue opportunities or cost
— Addresses challenges of data management, information access, and
analysis, and provides a foundation for better business decisions.
For more information about Computerworld's Enterprise Intelligence Awards Program, please visit http://www.enterpriseintelligenceawards.com/
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