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Enabling the Intelligent Enterprise: 2005 Editors' Choice Awards

Our seventh annual take on The Dozen most influential vendors driving the intelligent enterprise. Plus, we name 48 Companies to Watch in 12 categories including enterprise apps, BI and special "vanguard" company selections.

Information Strategy | Enterprise Applications | Application Integration | Business Intelligence | Performance Management | Business Execution | Customer Intelligence | Information Management | Application Management | The Vanguard | On-Demand Leadership | Unstructured Intelligence

Information Management

Companies are in hot pursuit of the “single view”—of customers, products and other objects of interest—and that means information silo walls must be breached. Our search for leaders focused on integration. However, all the heat on integration shouldn’t desensitize us to other data and information management problems. Companies are under pressure to reduce data management costs by automating as many tasks as possible and giving expert administrators the ability to manage more—and more varied—data resources. Key to reducing cost and raising productivity is better synchronization with business objectives and understanding the full data life cycle through models.

MetaMatrix

With BI's growing role in enabling companies to manage business performance, improve customer interaction and understand quickly how to act on security threats, time is of the essence for information delivery. Traditional data warehousing has to make room for enterprise information integration (EII).

The competition is intense, but MetaMatrix shows the stuff of a leader. Backed by top-drawer venture capitalists, this EII provider has impressive customers. The metadata-rich virtual layer MetaMatrix hides data source complexity from users, revealing the information they seek when they need it.

Companies to Watch in 2005

Informatica. Now led by former Oracle executive Sohaib Abbasi, Informatica has its groove back. The new SOA-based Universal Data Services shows off the company's technology depth.

Kalido. Making business sense out the information life cycle should be a prerequisite to data warehousing. Kalido's model-driven approach has proven invaluable.

Pervasive. Last year's merger with Data Junction put Pervasive on the map as a rising star in data infrastructure management.

Embarcadero. Whether the challenge is to manage one database or many, Embarcadero's pace-setting tools answer the call.

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