Cognos Wins IBM PartnerWorld Beacon Award For Innovation That Matters In Government: Innovative crime analysis solution helps police agencies reduce crime

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Cognos (Nasdaq: COGN; TSX: CSN), the world leader in business intelligence and performance management solutions, today announced it has been named winner of the "Innovation that Matters in Government" award in the annual IBM PartnerWorld Beacon Awards competition, which recognizes IBM Business Partners for their ingenuity, innovation, customer satisfaction and outstanding achievements in providing on-demand business solutions.

has delivered an excellent solution to meet the specific needs and requirements of police departments while helping solve an important challenge these organizations face.

    Together, Cognos and IBM are delivering a state-of-the-art crime analysis solution that can help police agencies drastically reduce crime. To improve crime prevention police agencies must understand the data they collect, but the volume of information from multiple systems is difficult to coordinate effectively. In response, Cognos and IBM developed the Crime Information Warehouse, designed to provide integrated mapping of departmental data across different systems into a single source of actionable information that better addresses policing needs.

Leveraging DB2, WebSphere, Tivoli Storage Manager, System p and IBM Global Services integration and customization services, the Crime Information Warehouse enables police departments to report, analyze, and understand crime statistics in near-real time. It delivers fast results, consistent information across departments, user-friendly interface for easy adoption, enabling faster and higher quality responses to crime trends and deployment requirements.

IBM Beacon Award judges remarked that Cognos "has delivered an excellent solution to meet the specific needs and requirements of police departments while helping solve an important challenge these organizations face."

"Recognized by the Beacon Awards, Cognos has worked closely with IBM and its Business Partners to provide clients with innovative solutions that solve real business issues," said Ravi Marwaha, general manager, IBM Global Business Partners. "Cognos has set the standard for business excellence by delivering unique solutions as well as high customer satisfaction."

"Cognos is pleased to be recognized for the innovative solutions that stem from our strategic alliance with IBM," said Rupert Bonham-Carter, associate vice-president of strategic technology alliances, Cognos. "We will continue to work with IBM to deliver joint business solutions to enable global customers to optimize performance management and foster an environment where strong decision-making can take place. Being selected for this award is further proof of the industry leadership Cognos has established and underscores the value that Cognos and IBM deliver to customers."

Cognos is a leading provider of performance management solutions for police and public safety organizations world-wide, including City of New York Police Department, the Dutch Police, Merseyside Police, London Fire and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. Our solutions for state and local governments help them to deliver timely, high-quality programs and services to their citizens. Customers include State of Utah, State of Mississippi, City of Albuquerque, and State of New York. For more information about Cognos solutions for state and local governments, please visit http://www.cognos.com/solutions/industry/government/state-local.html.

ABOUT IBM PARTNERWORLD BEACON AWARDS:

Nearly 662 nominations were judged by a team of leading industry journalists, analysts, and IBM executives, who selected winner and finalists in 38 award categories. These IBM Business Partners will be honored during the IBM PartnerWorld 2007 Conference in St. Louis, April 29 -May 2. For more information about the IBM PartnerWorld Beacon Awards please visit www-1.ibm.com/partnerworld/pwhome.nsf/weblook/pw2007_awards.html.

ABOUT COGNOS:

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 questions -- How are we doing? Why are we on or off track? What should we do about it? - and 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 http://www.cognos.com.

Cognos and the Cognos logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cognos Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. All other names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

Note to Editors: Copies of previous Cognos press releases and Corporate and product information are available on Cognos' Web site at http://www.cognos.com

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