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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

Unstructured Intelligence

This special topic area recognizes five companies that are helping organizations accomplish objectives so strategic that they’d rather not talk about it. Our leader is better known in the BI and performance management fields, which is a clue to our judgment. Expertise in text mining and other fields is valuable, but the convergence of structured and unstructured intelligence solutions is what organizations really need.


The release of SAS 9 is a major milestone in the company's quest to be the premier enterprise BI platform provider. Here, however, we highlight SAS's move to provide text mining tools alongside structured data analysis as a means of gaining powerful insight into customer behavior.

Companies to Watch in 2005

Adobe. With PDF the de facto standard, Intelligent Document Platform gives Adobe an opportunity to step out of its shrink-wrapped identity and into enterprise BPM.

Autonomy. While other vendors have succeeded in attacking narrow problems, Autonomy is making headway by addressing a wider spectrum of content analysis.

Mark Logic. What if documents were treated just like databases? That's Mark Logic's premise. The founders, experts in database and search technology, see great possibilities in leaving behind outmoded technology boundaries.

Verity. Building on strong customer and OEM relationships, Verity is expanding through acquisition into document and data capture, automation and business process management, bringing together multiple technologies aimed at exploiting the value of content.

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