Innovative Technology Awards 2003

FRAMINGHAM (09/18/2003) - Centerpost Corp.

CATEGORY: CRM

URL: www.centerpost.com

LOCATION: Chicago

TECHNOLOGY: Multichannel notification

HOW IT WORKS: It integrates with client systems to mine data, manage user preferences and deliver multichannel notifications.

CUSTOMER SAMPLING: United Air Lines Inc., The Weather Channel Interactive Inc.

ClickTracks

CATEGORY: Web site management

URL: www.clicktracks.com

LOCATION: Scotts Valley, Calif.

TECHNOLOGY: ClickTracks Analyzer

HOW IT WORKS: It displays visitor behavior on a user's Web page, letting marketers see which keywords drive the most purchases.

CUSTOMER SAMPLING: Green Mountain Energy Co., Brother Industries Ltd.

Creekpath

CATEGORY: Application development

URL: www.creekpath.com

LOCATION: Denver

TECHNOLOGY: CreekPath Storage Operations Management Suite

HOW IT WORKS: A workflow engine, it integrates with a policy engine to help obtain maximum value from a storage network.

CUSTOMER SAMPLING: UAL Loyalty Services

Endeca Technologies Inc.

CATEGORY: Internet applications

URL: www.endeca.com

LOCATION: Cambridge, Mass.

TECHNOLOGY: Endeca ProFind

HOW IT WORKS: The tool combines traditional query search with a guided navigation technology to eliminate dead ends.

CUSTOMER SAMPLING: Barnesandnoble.com Inc., Tower Records, Crate and Barrel

FrontBridge Technologies Inc.

CATEGORY: Security

URL: www.frontbridge.com

LOCATION: Marina Del Rey, Calif

TECHNOLOGY: FrontBridge TrueProtect Message Management Suite

HOW IT WORKS: An outsourced e-mail service, it protects against spam and viruses.

CUSTOMER SAMPLING: Bausch & Lomb Inc., Sunkist Growers Inc.

Hewlett-Packard Co.

CATEGORY: Storage

URL: www.hp.com

LOCATION: Palo Alto, Calif.

TECHNOLOGY: HP StorageWorks Enterprise Virtual Array

HOW IT WORKS: Offers high availability, data protection and fault tolerance and uses virtualization to improve capacity utilization.

CUSTOMER SAMPLING: H.D. Vest Inc., The Dow Chemical Co., Screen Actors Guild

IBM

CATEGORY: Enterprise systems

URL: www.ibm.com

LOCATION: Armonk, N.Y.

TECHNOLOGY: IBM eServer p690

HOW IT WORKS: Offers performance, scalability and upgrade on demand with dynamic logical partitioning and flexible capacity.

CUSTOMER SAMPLING: Colgate-Palmolive Co., Gap Inc.

InterSystems Corp.

CATEGORY: Application development

URL: www.intersystems.com

LOCATION: Cambridge, Mass.

TECHNOLOGY: Cache

HOW IT WORKS: Built for high-performance, massively scalable transaction processing applications, it offers a multidimensional data and application server.

CUSTOMER SAMPLING: Ameritrade Holding Corp., G. Pierce Wood Hospital

Mindjet LLC

CATEGORY: Mobile/wireless

URL: www.mindjet.com

LOCATION: Larkspur, Calif.

TECHNOLOGY: MindManager for Tablet PC

HOW IT WORKS: This business-mapping software for the Tablet PC facilitates meeting preparation and project planning.

CUSTOMER SAMPLING: Charles Schwab & Co., National Public Radio

Netezza Corp.

CATEGORY: Data management

URL: www.netezza.com

LOCATION: Framingham, Mass.

TECHNOLOGY: Netezza Performance Server 8000 Series

HOW IT WORKS: Combines servers, storage and databases into a scalable appliance that enables complex data analysis.

CUSTOMER SAMPLING: Epsilon, MicroStrategy Inc.

Network Appliance Inc.

CATEGORY: Storage

URL: www.netapp.com

LOCATION: Sunnyvale, Calif.

TECHNOLOGY: FAS900 Series

HOW IT WORKS: This storage system manages data in multiple environments and enables administrators to allocate space from one environment to another.

CUSTOMER SAMPLING: ESC Entertainment, Bank of America Corp.

Peribit Networks Inc.

CATEGORY: Networking

URL: www.peribit.com

LOCATION: Santa Clara, Calif.

TECHNOLOGY: Molecular Sequence Reducer

HOW IT WORKS: The software increases network capacity by eliminating 70 percent to 90 percent of the data flowing over WANs, cutting carrier bandwidth spending.

CUSTOMER SAMPLING: Truman Arnold Cos., British American Tobacco PLC

Pronto Networks Inc.

CATEGORY: Mobile/wireless

URL: www.prontonetworks.com

LOCATION: Pleasanton, Calif.

TECHNOLOGY: Hotspot Networking System

HOW IT WORKS: A support system for large-scale public WLANs, it enables cost-effective deployment and provisioning of Wi-Fi hot spots.

CUSTOMER SAMPLING: DeSilva Properties

Prescient Systems Inc.

CATEGORY: Supply chain/ERP

URL: www.prescientsystems.com

LOCATION: West Chester, Pa.

TECHNOLOGY: Prescient 5

HOW IT WORKS: The software suite enables demand, supply, collaboration and performance measurement, with a Web-based module for dynamic reporting.

CUSTOMER SAMPLING: Binney & Smith Inc., Domino's Inc.,Tropicana

Qualys Inc.

CATEGORY: Security

URL: www.qualys.com

LOCATION: Redwood Shores, Calif.

TECHNOLOGY: QualysGuard

HOW IT WORKS: This automated Web service for network security lets users audit network security from any browser in the company and then remediate vulnerabilities.

CUSTOMER SAMPLING: L'Oreal Group, Mercedes-Benz USA LLC, TIAA-CREF

Sarvega Inc.

CATEGORY: Application development

URL: www.sarvega.com

LOCATION: Burr Ridge, Ill.

TECHNOLOGY: XPE 2000

HOW IT WORKS: XML appliances that decouple XML processing from the infrastructure and move them into the network.

CUSTOMER SAMPLING: 3Com Corp., Fujitsu America Inc., Sinai Hospital Network

Stratus Technologies Inc.

CATEGORY: Hardware

URL: www.stratus.com

LOCATION: Maynard, Mass.

TECHNOLOGY: Stratus ftServer

HOW IT WORKS: It enables fault-tolerant continuous processing through the failure of a component or CPU, with no downtime or loss of in-flight transactions, for example.

CUSTOMER SAMPLING: United Parcel Service Inc.

Teros

CATEGORY: Security

URL: www.teros.com

LOCATION: Santa Clara, Calif.

TECHNOLOGY: Teros-100 APS

HOW IT WORKS: A Web application protection system, it blocks unacceptable behaviors, including known and undocumented attack methods.

CUSTOMER SAMPLING: ChevronTexaco Corp., WebEx Communications Inc.

Wavelink Corp.

CATEGORY: Mobile/wireless

URL: www.wavelink.com

LOCATION: Kirkland, Wash.

TECHNOLOGY: Mobile Manager

HOW IT WORKS: This wireless network management software enables administrators to deploy, secure and manage wireless networks and connected mobile devices.

CUSTOMER SAMPLING: Brooks Brothers, Ford Motor Co., Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc.

XcelleNet Inc.

CATEGORY: Mobile/wireless

URL: www.xcellenet.com

LOCATION: Alpharetta, Ga.

TECHNOLOGY: Afaria

HOW IT WORKS: The technology manages devices ranging from laptops to smart phones all on one platform, using Microsoft's .Net.

CUSTOMER SAMPLING: Chick-fil-A

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