1999 Best Practices Awards Announced

The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI) announced its 1999 Best Practices in Data Warehousing Awards Competition winners. The competition provides practitioners with practices they can follow as data warehousing makes its transition from early adoption to mass proliferation. More than 100 nominations in 12 areas were judged by a panel of practitioners, consultants, industry analysts, journalists, and Institute fellows and managers. Categories, winners, and nominating organizations include: data extraction, Internal Revenue Service, Compliance Research Division, nominated by Sybase; data quality, Ohio Department of Health, nominated by SAS Institute; the warehouse and the Web, Owens & Minor, nominated by Business Objects; metadata management integration, self-nominated The Timken Co. Also, organizations include: managerial and organizational issues, self-nominated Blue Cross & Blue Shield of North Carolina; very large data warehouses, State of New York, Office of the Attorney General, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, nominated by Compaq Computer; data warehouses for smaller companies and workgroups, Health Services Medical Corp., nominated by SAS Institute; and architected data mart, self-nominated Vision Service Plan. 3M, nominated by Information Advantage, and 3Com, nominated by Informatica, tied in the corporate data warehouse category. Winners in the data warehousing/data mart application subcategories include Western Digital, nominated by KPMG LLP, for analytical applications; Fleet Financial Group, nominated by Exchange Applications, for customer relationship management. Eastman Kodak, nominated by SAP America, for enterprise resource planning and the data warehouse is also a winner in this subcategory. These winners will compete for the Data Warehousing Leadership Award at TDWI's Best Practices and Implementation Conference September 19 through 24, 1999, in San Diego, California. The San Diego winner will present its application at TDWI's Leadership Conference, November 14 through 19, 1999, in Orlando, Florida. With more than 4000 members in 45 countries, TDWI was founded in 1995 to educate business and IT professionals about data warehousing strategies, techniques, tools, design, building, and maintenance. TDWI also advances data warehousing research, knowledge transfer, and professional development.

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