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Information Builders

September 29, 2010 08:30 ET

Information Builders Named a Winner of Midsize Enterprise Summit West's Innovation Awards

WebFOCUS Selected as Best Midmarket Software Solution by Panel of CIOs and Senior IT Executives

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - September 29, 2010) -  Information Builders, the independent leader in operational business intelligence (BI) systems, today announced it has been named a winner of Midsize Enterprise Summit West's Innovation Awards. The awards are a proven springboard to increased brand awareness and product credibility in the midmarket. Chosen by the chief information officers and senior IT executives at the Summit, Information Builders' WebFOCUS, was named Best Midmarket Software Solution, beating out IBM Cognos, MicroStrategy, Qlikview, Microsoft, and Birst in its category.

The Midsize Enterprise Innovation Awards are the only awards in the channel voted on solely by the attending IT decision-makers who directly influence their customers' technology-buying decisions. After three days of boardroom presentations and one-on-one meetings, the decision-makers vote on the products and services presented at the show.

"We're thrilled to be recognized for our innovation within the midmarket sector," said Michael Corcoran, vice president and chief marketing officer Information Builders. "Our self-service BI solutions are tailored to make small-to-midsized businesses experience the same benefits as enterprises. With thousands of midsize companies around the world actively maintaining licenses, Information Builders is continuing to grow its presence in the midmarket and build solutions to help SMBs make smarter decisions."

The awards were presented at the Summit held September 19-22 at the JW Marriott Resort & Spa in San Antonio, TX. The Midsize Enterprise Summit brought senior IT executives from midsize businesses together with industry analysts and leading and emerging vendors. The event embraced midmarket-specific issues, trends and solutions from a horizontal and vertical industry-specific perspective. The business intensive format includes analyst-led sessions, vendor-led World Premiers, private boardroom appointments, a Solution Showcase of exhibitors, as well as networking functions.

For additional information on the Midsize Enterprise Summit, visit: http://everythingchannelevents.com

About Information Builders
Information Builders' award-winning combination of business intelligence and enterprise integration software has been providing innovative solutions to more than 12,000 customers for the past 30 years. WebFOCUS is the world's most widely utilized business intelligence platform. It provides the security, scalability, and flexibility needed at every level of global extended enterprises. Its simplicity helps create executive, analytical, and operational applications that reach dozens to millions of users. Information Builders' iWay Software suite provides state of the art, multi-purpose, pre-built integration components that address all SOA, application, data and information management requirements. Its integration adapters have been adopted by the leading software platform providers. Information Builders also offers solutions in the performance management, business activity monitoring, and enterprise search markets. The company's comprehensive enterprise product offerings give Information Builders' customers the ability to grow and innovate according to their needs.

Information Builders' customers include most of the Fortune 100 and U.S. federal government agencies. Headquartered in New York City with 90 offices worldwide, the company employs 1,450 people and has more than 350 business partners. More information is available at informationbuilders.com.

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