Cognos, a leading supplier of business intelligence and performance management solutions, has announced it has won an International Stevie Award for Best Product Development Team. The 2007 International Business Awards (IBA's) are the only global, all-encompassing awards program honoring great performances in business.
The Cognos product development team is being recognized for its R&D initiatives in the past year, particularly for the innovative development of the Cognos 8 Go! consumer modes. Extensions to the Cognos 8 Business Intelligence platform, the consumer modes, including Cognos 8 Go! Mobile, Cognos 8 Go! Search and Cognos 8 Go! Office, help improve decision-making and increase business intelligence user adoption rates within an organization by letting users view and consume reports, analyses, and other BI content using familiar applications or devices, such as the BlackBerry wireless platform from Research in Motion, search engines, MS Office applications, or Web browsers.
"We have always fostered a culture of innovation here at Cognos," said Peter Griffiths, senior vice president, products, Cognos. "The Cognos product development team has seen continued success this past year in delivering first-to-market solutions purpose-built for industry-leading partners such as Google, RIM, and IBM. This award is a validation of the innovative spirit and drive required to fuel these efforts."
Recipients of International Stevie Award trophies were selected from more than 1,000 nominations received from companies and individuals in more than 30 countries. Members of the Awards' Board of Distinguished Judges and Advisors and their staffs selected international Stevie winners from among the finalists, which were determined by volunteer judges around the world during two months of preliminary judging.
"Entries to the IBAs grew 40 percent this year and that illustrates the increasing importance of The International Business Awards worldwide," said Michael Gallagher, president of The Stevie Awards, which presents the IBA's. "We congratulate Cognos and all of the International Stevie Award winners and finalists, and we look forward to honoring them for their achievements at our awards dinner."
About The Stevie Awards:
Hailed as "the business world's own Oscars" by the New York Post (April 27, 2005), Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, The Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Selling Power Sales Excellence Awards. Honoring companies of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com.
Premier Sponsor of The 2007 International Business Awards is the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Infrastructure, Transport, and Technology. National sponsors include the Korea Business Communicators Association. Lionbridge is the official localization partner. Media sponsors include BusinessDay, Chief Executive, CIO Decisions, CorpComms, and Human Resource Executive.
Cognos, the world leader in business intelligence and performance management solutions, provides world-class enterprise planning and BI software and services to help companies plan, understand, and manage financial and operational performance.
Cognos brings together technology, analytical applications, best practices, and a broad network of partners to give customers a complete performance system. The Cognos performance system is an open and adaptive solution that leverages an organization's ERP, packaged applications, and database investments. It gives customers the ability to answer the questionsùHow are we doing? Why are we on or off track? What should we do about it?ùand enables them to understand and monitor current performance while planning future business strategies.
Cognos serves more than 23,000 customers in more than 135 countries, and its top 100 enterprise customers consistently outperform market indexes. Cognos performance management solutions and services are also available from more than 3,000 worldwide partners and resellers. For more information, visit the Cognos Web site at Cognos.
Complete lists of International Stevie winners and other details are available at Stevie Awards.