SOURCE: Firstlogic

June 24, 2005 08:31 ET

Firstlogic Achieves "Positive" Rating in Analyst Firm MarketScope Report on Data Quality Technology Vendors

LA CROSSE, WI -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 24, 2005 -- Firstlogic, Inc., a global provider of enterprise data quality software solutions and services, announced today it has received a "positive" rating -- the highest rating given to a data quality vendor -- in the MarketScope(1) report on Data Quality Technology Vendors published this week by Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) (NYSE: ITB), the leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry.

"Through education, consulting services and progressive technology, Firstlogic helps organizations understand the importance of data as a corporate asset, as well as the success that can be achieved with data quality initiatives," said Art Petty, vice president of sales and marketing at Firstlogic. "We believe this positive rating confirms the approach Firstlogic has taken with innovative and unique offerings for this industry, including our IQ Assurance collection of services and methodologies that jumpstart data quality initiatives."

Gartner's MarketScope covers key issues, including what evaluation criteria project teams should apply in their review and selection of data quality vendors and tools and how project teams and vendors should plan for the evolution of data quality technology, as well as the convergence of data quality with related markets.

According to the report, "Reduced productivity, failed IT initiatives, inability to comply with government regulations and the desire for successful enterprise information management are forcing organizations to improve their data quality." The report predicts "solid growth" for the data quality technology market "as companies increase their awareness and focus on this topic."

For more information about Firstlogic, contact 888.215.6442 (+1.608.782.5000 outside the U.S. and Canada), visit the Web site at, or send an email to

About Firstlogic

Firstlogic specializes in enterprise-wide data quality solutions for e-business, data warehousing, and print and mail applications. Firstlogic provides data quality tools that enhance and match business-critical information anywhere it is touched, stored, or moved across the enterprise. 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 Fortune 1000 companies in the postal, e-business, financial, insurance, healthcare, direct marketing, higher education, and telecommunications markets. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

The MarketScope is copyrighted 2005 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The MarketScope is an evaluation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the MarketScope, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest rating. The MarketScope is intended solely as a research tool. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

1. Gartner, Inc. MarketScope Update: Data Quality Technology, 2005; June 15, 2005, Ted Friedman, Andreas Bitterer

Contact Information

  • Scott Humphrey
    Humphrey Strategic Communications
    (503) 644-9709
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    Penny Gralewski
    Firstlogic, Inc.
    (608) 788-8154 ext. 1368
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