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DM Review Announces Winners in the 2004 World Class Solution Awards Competition

    Press Release published in DMReview.com
September 28, 2004

Boston, MA - September 28, 2004 - DM Review, the premier publication for business intelligence and analytics published by Thomson Media, announced the winners of its 2004 World Class Solution Awards competition today in a ceremony at DCI's Business Intelligence & Data Warehousing Conference at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston, MA.

DM Review sincerely congratulates the 2004 World Class Solution Award winners:

Analytic Applications
Implementation Site: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida with Vendor: SAS

Business Intelligence
Implementation Site: DuPont, Inc. with Vendor: MicroStrategy, Inc.

Corporate Performance Management and Balanced Scorecard
Implementation Site: Miles Kimball Company with Vendor: Geac

Data Acquisition and Integration
Implementation Site: CNA with Vendor: Informatica
Implementation Site: Premier, Inc. with Implementer: Knightsbridge

Data Management
Implementation Site: Jefferson County Public Schools with Vendor: Teradata, a division of NCR

Data Quality
Implementation Site: Bombardier Transportation with Vendor: Trillium Software, a division of Harte-Hanks

High Availability, Performance and Systems Management
Implementation Site: T-Mobile (UK) with Vendor: Proxima Technology

Implementation Site: Plastic Surgery Center of Hampton Roads with Vendor: IBM

"The winning implementations represent industry best practices," said Jean Schauer, DM Review editor in chief.

"DM Review is pleased to be partnering with DCI and presenting the 2004 World Class Solution Awards at this conference," added DM Review Publisher Brian Cronin.

The World Class Solution Award, a symbol of excellence within the business intelligence and data warehousing industry, originated in 1996. Entries are accepted in categories that reflect mission-critical segments of the market.

DM Review commends industry-expert judges Sid Adelman, Barb Brahmstedt, Steve Craggs, Jonathan Geiger, Claudia Imhoff, Mike Jennings, Chuck Kelley, Michael Kuhbock, Stephan Kudyba, David Loshin, Joe Luedtke, David Marco, George Marinos, William McKnight, John Monczewski, Sue Osterfelt, Craig Schiff, Dan Sullivan, Richard Wang and Colin White, who selected the winners from more than 80 global entries based on each entry's impact, relevance and benefit to the business.

Select World Class Solution Award winners will present case studies of their winning implementations on September 29 at DCI's Business Intelligence & Data Warehousing Conference at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. Summaries of all the winning implementations are available at: http://www.dmreview.com/awards/.

About DM Review and Thomson Media

DM Review is recognized as the premier business intelligence, business performance management and data warehousing publication. For more than a decade, DM Review has provided thought-provoking and informative editorial, covering strategic solutions for business intelligence, analytics, data warehousing and CRM across all major industries. DM Review's authors and columnists are internationally recognized experts in a variety of business intelligence fields. DM Review editorial coverage provides both business and technology perspectives regarding issues, trends and solutions of interest to corporate executives and IT managers. DM Review is published by Thomson Media (www.sourcemedia.com), a division of The Thomson Corporation and a leading provider of information, data and software tools for professionals in the financial services and related technologies markets.

About The Thomson Corporation

The Thomson Corporation (www.thomson.com), with 2003 revenues from continuing operations of $7.6 billion, is a global leader in providing integrated information solutions to business and professional customers. Thomson provides value-added information, software tools and applications to more than 20 million users in the fields of law, tax, accounting, financial services, higher education, reference information, corporate training and assessment, scientific research and healthcare. With operational headquarters in Stamford, CT, Thomson has approximately 43,000 employees and provides services in approximately 130 countries. The Corporation's common shares are listed on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC).


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