SOURCE: Firstlogic

June 28, 2005 12:00 ET

Firstlogic Announces Web Seminar Expert Series Featuring Bill Inmon, John Ladley and Frank Dravis

Expert Series Provides Unique Insights Into Data Warehousing, Data Quality and Risk Management

LA CROSSE, WI -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 28, 2005 -- Firstlogic, Inc., a global provider of enterprise information quality solutions, will kick off today an expert series of free Web seminars featuring leading authorities Bill Inmon, John Ladley and Frank Dravis headlining interactive events on the subjects of data warehousing, data quality and risk management. Registration for the Firstlogic Web Seminars can be found at

The free Webinar series kicks off today, June 28, at 3:00 pm EDT featuring John Ladley, Director at Navigant Consulting, Inc. A widely-recognized author, speaker and consultant for a variety of data warehouse-related topics, Ladley will highlight risk management as the number one concern for corporate IT departments. The Webinar will provide insight on managing risk, including a discussion of current regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley and Basel II.

On July 12, Frank Dravis will join the Expert Series to highlight "Data Quality Best Practices." Dravis is a board member of the International Association of Information and Data Quality, Firstlogic vice-president of information quality, and Firstlogic's primary liaison in the firm's sponsorship of the Total Data Quality Management program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Attendees will learn the data quality best practices that are best for their organization and take away the criteria to select the appropriate ones to implement today.

"Father of the Data Warehouse" Bill Inmon will conclude the Expert Series on July 21. Known globally for his insight about the data warehouse, Inmon will explain the pros and cons of addressing data quality in three places in the data warehouse environment -- in the source systems, the ETL component, and the data warehouse itself.

"The Firstlogic Expert Series is an exceptional opportunity for experienced and novice professionals to learn more about the impact of data quality on a corporate environment from some of the industry's leading authorities," said Art Petty, Firstlogic vice president of sales and marketing. "These events continue to showcase Firstlogic's commitment to education in the information quality marketplace, by bringing insight and methodologies of prominent thinkers to the desktops of the IT and business analysts who aim to learn more about the importance of data quality in enterprise-wide projects."

About Firstlogic

Firstlogic is the recognized market leader for enterprise-wide information quality and print and mail solutions. In addition to developing commercial solutions, Firstlogic partners with many systems integrators, consultants, and original equipment manufacturers to provide its unique technology to their end-user customers. Founded in 1984, Firstlogic today serves thousands of customers worldwide, including Global 2000 companies across a broad spectrum of industries. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

Firstlogic, Inc., 100 Harborview Plaza, La Crosse, Wis., 54601. Phone: 608-782-5000, Fax: 608-788-1188.

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