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Gartner Accepting Nominations for the Business Intelligence Excellence Award


Winner to Be Announced at Gartner BI Summit in Los Angeles, May 2-4

STAMFORD, Conn. - Gartner, Inc. is accepting nominations for its Business Intelligence (BI) Excellence Award. Nominations will be accepted through March 16, 2011 via an online entry form from any end-user organization that has implemented a BI, analytics or performance management (PM) program or project with resulting business impact.

The award recognizes the most successful recent BI implementations by organizations that demonstrate high levels of business impact and overall excellence in the integration of business, decision, analytical and information processes.

Enterprises are invited to enter and work within a case study framework to describe their BI project and why it demonstrates the value of BI, analytics and/or PM. A team of Gartner analysts will evaluate and select three finalists based on a strategic framework developed by Gartner to help companies maximize the probability of success. All entries will be evaluated on:

* The ability to demonstrate excellence in implementation and alignment of the various levels/components of the Gartner BI, Analytics and PM Framework
* Execution and support for applications and strategies that deliver significant business benefits/goal realization

Three finalists will be selected from the submitted applications and announced on April 1, 2011. Each finalist will be asked to present their BI/PM use case to summit delegates at the Gartner BI Summit 2011 on May 3, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Los Angeles, CA. Summit participants will have the ability to vote for the finalist demonstrating the best example of BI excellence. From this feedback the winner will be selected and announced at the summit.

More information on the Gartner BI Excellence Award and the online entry forms are available at or on the Gartner BI Summit Web site at The deadline for submissions is March 16, 2011.

About the Gartner Business Intelligence Summit
The Gartner BI Summit, being held May 2-4 in Los Angeles, provides the insights, frameworks and best practices to implement BI, analytics and performance management initiatives that drive better decision-making and business performance across the organization. Through a unique mix of analyst and peer interaction, it helps make the case, drive adoption, create and sustain successful BI strategies. Members of the media can register by contacting Christy Pettey at Additional information is available at

About Gartner:
Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company. Gartner deliver the technology-related insight necessary for its clients to make the right decisions, every day. From CIOs and senior IT leaders in corporations and government agencies, to business leaders in high-tech and telecom enterprises and professional services firms, to technology investors, Gartner is the indispensable partner to approximately 60,000 clients in 10,000 distinct organizations. Through the resources of Gartner Research, Gartner Executive Programs, Gartner Consulting and Gartner Events, Gartner works with every client to research, analyze and interpret the business of IT within the context of their individual role. Founded in 1979, Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.A., and has approximately 4,300 associates, including approximately 1,200 research analysts and consultants serving clients in 80 countries. For more information, visit


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