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Industry-leading data quality and business intelligence company placed in the Magic Quadrant

by Michelle Chiodo, Data MentorsMonday, June 9, 2008
TAMPA, Fla. - June 9, 2008 - DataMentors, the industry-leading full-service data quality and management solutions company, announces its inclusion in the June 2008 Gartner "Data Quality Tools Magic Quadrant" report.
For vendors to be included in the Magic Quadrant, they must meet specific criteria, including: offer stand-alone packaged tools positioned, marketed and sold specifically for data quality applications; deliver functionality that addresses, at minimum, profiling, parsing, standardization, cleansing and matching;  support this data functionality in more than one language; maintain an installed base of at least 50 production customers for their data quality products; and demonstrate, via customer references, the use of the tools at an enterprise (cross-departmental or multi-application) level.
DataMentors President Bob Orf said that as companies continue to accumulate massive amounts of data, their IT departments will come under increased administrative pressure and turn to hosted data quality and business intelligence solutions as methods for managing the influx of data.  The leaders in the data industry will be those companies that deliver against this strategy, as it is the logical next step in the evolution of data management.  As Cap-X funding comes under increased scrutiny, this approach will provide greater database fluidity, require less time to implement or upgrade, and is more cost-effective than CPE solutions. "We're pleased that Gartner included DataMentors in its Magic Quadrant for 2008.  We believe the continuing enhancements to our existing capabilities and the planned new product introductions slated for release later this year will continue to move DataMentors up and to the right in the Magic Quadrant's placements over the coming years," said Orf.
About DataMentors
DataMentors is a provider of database preparation and maintenance marketing solutions featuring DataFuse www.datamentors.com/content/view/13/21 ValiData, PinPoint www.datamentors.com/content/view/11/71 and Professional Services. These services are used individually or as an integrated end-to-end turnkey database solution for a clean, highly granular and accurate 360-degree view of the customer through data validation, transformation, standardization and householding.  Offered as either a customer-premise installation or ASP delivered solution DataMentors leverages proprietary data discovery, reporting and analysis, campaign management, data mining and modeling practices, identifying insightful customer sales and marketing directions.
About Gartner's Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2008 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation 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 Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
For more information visit us on the web: www.datamentors.com or Contact: Gordon Daly, Director of Marketing, +1.813.960.7800 x107
DataMentors, DataFuse, ValiData and PinPoint are registered trademarks of DataMentors.
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