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Computerworld Names Recipients of the 2008 "Best Practices in Business Intelligence" Awards Program

Honorees Announced and Recognized at Computerworld's Business Intelligence Perspectives Conference

FRAMINGHAM, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/15/08 -- Computerworld, the Voice of IT Management, announced the Honorees of its annual "Best Practices in Business Intelligence" Awards Program at Computerworld's Business Intelligence Perspectives Conference. The awards were presented during a ceremony marking the culmination of the conference held last week at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Ariz.

Honorees of Computerworld's "Best Practices in Business Intelligence" Awards Program were selected from qualified entries across four categories, with one Honoree per category and five Finalists for each. They were judged by representatives from a variety of organizations as well as past Honorees.

The Honorees for Computerworld's 2008 "Best Practices in Business Intelligence" Awards Program are:

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

--  Marriott International, Inc. (Bethesda, Maryland)

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

--  FedEx Services (Collierville, Tennessee)

In the category of "Expediting Information Delivery, Retrieval, Reporting and Analysis":

--  USPS IT Delivery and Retail Business Systems Portfolio (Washington,

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

--  GMAC Financial Services (Detroit, Michigan)

"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. "The Honorees of Computerworld's 'Best Practices in Business Intelligence' Awards Program have demonstrated continued excellence in the use of business intelligence and how it can positively impact both the organization as a whole and its technology infrastructure."

Please visit for information about Computerworld's Business Intelligence Perspectives Conference and Computerworld's "Best Practices in Business Intelligence" Awards Program.

About Computerworld

Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide. Computerworld's award-winning Web site (, weekly publication, focused conference series and custom research form the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT media network. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards, including Folio Magazine's 2006 Gold EDDIE Award for the best technology/computing magazine, the 2004 and 2006 Magazine of the Year Award, and 2006 Best Overall Web Publication from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). In addition, in 2007 Computerworld's then editor in chief, Don Tennant, received the prestigious Timothy White Award from American Business Media. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 2 million unique, monthly visitors and a print audience of 1,222,000 readers each week (IntelliQuest CIMS Spring 2007).

About International Data Group (IDG)

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG's online network includes more than 450 Web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment, and video games worldwide. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries including CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG's lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers.

IDG is a leading producer of more than 750 technology-related events including Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Entertainment for All Expo (E for All), DEMO, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 900 IDC analysts in more than 90 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends. Additional information about IDG, a privately held company, is available at Note: All product and company names are trademarks of their respective companies.

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