January 24, 2006 09:00 ET

Ipedo Announces 2005 EII Survey Results

Business Intelligence Is Top Information Destination; Web Services Driving Enterprise Information Integration Deployment

REDWOOD CITY, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 24, 2006 -- Ipedo, a leading provider of enterprise information integration software, today announced the release of its 2005 Enterprise Information Integration (EII) Survey results, which show increasing synergy between EII and Web Services, especially among organizations that have successfully deployed multiple EII applications. The survey was co-sponsored by ebizQ, a leading business integration web site, and Decideo, a European on-line business intelligence community.

The survey polled more than 170 leading users of data integration technologies, including CIOs, enterprise architects, vice presidents of IT, and development managers. The respondents worked in a wide variety of industries including financial services, energy, manufacturing, insurance, technology, defense, retail, IT services, consulting, and government.

The main reasons why companies are embracing EII are to access disparate information more easily (49%), to complement other data integration approaches (37%), and to facilitate migration to service oriented architectures (SOA) (30%).

"2005 was a big year for EII, both in the number of deployments and size of each individual implementation" said Nick Zhang, CEO of Ipedo. "This study demonstrates that EII has emerged as a key component of major enterprise IT initiatives, such as Web Services and business intelligence, across a wide range of industries of all sizes."

The second annual EII Survey included questions focused on how and why organizations use integrated information, the number and composition of data sources in EII projects, and details about EII implementations. Some highlights of the study include:

--  Expert EII Users Embrace Web Services:
    A segment of EII users is emerging that has deployed multiple EII
    applications. This group has been much more aggressive than other EII users
    in using Web Services, with 63% using a Web Service as a data source in
    their EII projects and 53% publishing their combined information as a Web
--  EII Complements Other Data Integration Efforts:
    Almost half (47%) the people who have deployed multiple EII applications
    use EII in conjunction with other data integration approaches such as ETL
    or EAI. This shows growing acceptance of EII as one of several core
    integration technologies available to IT professionals.
--  EII Feeds Business Intelligence Applications:
    Business intelligence was the most popular destination for integrated
    information with 58% of all respondents mentioning Business Objects,
    Cognos, Hyperion, MicroStrategy, or other BI tools. Web-based applications
    were the second most popular destination with 47%, followed by Web Services
    with 42%.

Report Access

For a summary report on the survey results that describes EII projects, EII data sources, and EII implementations, please visit

About Ipedo

Ipedo delivers innovative enterprise information integration (EII) software that provides on-demand intelligence to users. The award-winning Ipedo XIP platform combines powerful SQL and XQuery processing, enabling organizations to fuse together information from any database, content source or Web Service. Customers in financial services, government, life sciences, manufacturing, and high technology organizations rely on its patented Dual-Core Query Architecture™ to power a range of business critical applications. Ipedo is available on the Web at

Ipedo, Ipedo XIP and Dual-Core Query Architecture are trademarks of Ipedo. All other products and services mentioned are trademarks of their respective companies.

Contact Information

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    Patrick Corman
    Corman Communications
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