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IBM Honored for Technology Innovation


SOMERS, NY - 25 Jun 2001: IBM demonstrated its data management technology innovation at The 2001 Data Warehouse Institute's (TDWI) Best Practices conference. Four IBM customers were recognized for their innovative data warehousing and business intelligence applications. The recognition by TDWI reinforces IBM's technology and skills leadership in the data management and business analytics marketplace.

Among the winners were the National Basketball Association (NBA) for its Advanced Scout integrated data analysis application, which uses IBM data mining technology. The application helps coaches make game-day decisions, including floor positions and optimal player match-ups. Florida Hospital was awarded for its IBM DB2 data mining and data warehousing application that enabled it to streamline its payment collection system and cut processing time.

The winners were chosen for demonstrating innovative data warehouse and business intelligence solutions that address day-to-day problems other businesses might encounter. A panel of experts, including industry analysts, journalists, Journal of Data Warehousing editors, Institute Fellows and TDWI management, judged the nominations. The customer applications were chosen based on the degree of innovation, the value to end users and how well the data warehouse could adapt to changing business needs.

Highlights of the IBM TDWI winners include:

Contact(s) information

Lori Bosio
IBM Media Relations
(914) 766-1408
bosiol@us.ibm.com

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