Minnesota Wild Names BORN as Its Preferred IT Business Advisor

The National Hockey League's Minnesota Wild Selects BORN as Its Preferred IT

Business Advisor; BORN Creates Exclusive Intranet at the Xcel Energy Center in

St. Paul



Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from BORN

    MINNEAPOLIS, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- BORN, a leading e-Business and
 technology consulting firm, announced today that it has been selected by the
 National Hockey League's (NHL) Minnesota Wild as that team's "Preferred IT
 Business Advisor." Under this agreement, BORN will provide the Minnesota Wild
 with information technology and e-Business consulting services, as well as
 technology implementation services.
     "The Minnesota Wild and the Xcel Energy Center are the most
 technologically advanced of the NHL teams and arenas. Our relationship with
 BORN has made it possible for us to take advantage of the latest information
 technology to create a rich game experience for our fans," said Tod Leiweke,
 president of the Minnesota Wild.
     "Working with the Minnesota Wild has been a true pleasure," said Rick
 Born, CEO of BORN. "Our technology and e-Business experts worked
 collaboratively with the Minnesota Wild to meet their needs and extend their
 technology platforms in some very innovative ways. Needless to say, BORN is
 very pleased to support the Minnesota Wild as a new NHL franchise and as the
 team that brought the National Hockey League back to Minnesota."
     As the Preferred IT Business Advisor to the Minnesota Wild, BORN has
 already built and implemented a customized Intranet in the new Xcel Energy
 Center in St. Paul. The Intranet consists of 74 personal computers throughout
 the arena's executive suites, all connected to the Minnesota Wild's
 information network, via the Xcel Energy Center's state-of-the-art technology
 infrastructure. This proprietary network provides fans with real-time game and
 player statistics, and links to the Internet, where fans can also browse the
 Minnesota Wild's Internet site, as well as other NHL team web sites. BORN also
 developed a custom browser for the Minnesota Wild's Intranet site, allowing
 fans unprecedented access to team information. At the home opener, fans
 showered the Minnesota Wild with compliments and praise for the Intranet
 network and the unexpected access to technology and information within the
 arena's suites.
 
     About BORN
     BORN ( http://www.born.com ) is one of the most successful and
 fastest-growing consulting firms today. The company offers a broad portfolio
 of e-Business and technology solutions from its offices nationwide. BORN is
 differentiated by its tradition of unsurpassed technology expertise; its
 strong track record of delivery; and its experienced, enthusiastic people-the
 best in the business. BORN's leadership in customer and employee satisfaction
 has been recognized nationwide. FORTUNE magazine ranked BORN No. 12 on its
 2001 list of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" in America and the company
 has consistently been ranked on the Inc. 500 list of the nation's
 fastest-growing private companies.
 
 

SOURCE BORN
    MINNEAPOLIS, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- BORN, a leading e-Business and
 technology consulting firm, announced today that it has been selected by the
 National Hockey League's (NHL) Minnesota Wild as that team's "Preferred IT
 Business Advisor." Under this agreement, BORN will provide the Minnesota Wild
 with information technology and e-Business consulting services, as well as
 technology implementation services.
     "The Minnesota Wild and the Xcel Energy Center are the most
 technologically advanced of the NHL teams and arenas. Our relationship with
 BORN has made it possible for us to take advantage of the latest information
 technology to create a rich game experience for our fans," said Tod Leiweke,
 president of the Minnesota Wild.
     "Working with the Minnesota Wild has been a true pleasure," said Rick
 Born, CEO of BORN. "Our technology and e-Business experts worked
 collaboratively with the Minnesota Wild to meet their needs and extend their
 technology platforms in some very innovative ways. Needless to say, BORN is
 very pleased to support the Minnesota Wild as a new NHL franchise and as the
 team that brought the National Hockey League back to Minnesota."
     As the Preferred IT Business Advisor to the Minnesota Wild, BORN has
 already built and implemented a customized Intranet in the new Xcel Energy
 Center in St. Paul. The Intranet consists of 74 personal computers throughout
 the arena's executive suites, all connected to the Minnesota Wild's
 information network, via the Xcel Energy Center's state-of-the-art technology
 infrastructure. This proprietary network provides fans with real-time game and
 player statistics, and links to the Internet, where fans can also browse the
 Minnesota Wild's Internet site, as well as other NHL team web sites. BORN also
 developed a custom browser for the Minnesota Wild's Intranet site, allowing
 fans unprecedented access to team information. At the home opener, fans
 showered the Minnesota Wild with compliments and praise for the Intranet
 network and the unexpected access to technology and information within the
 arena's suites.
 
     About BORN
     BORN ( http://www.born.com ) is one of the most successful and
 fastest-growing consulting firms today. The company offers a broad portfolio
 of e-Business and technology solutions from its offices nationwide. BORN is
 differentiated by its tradition of unsurpassed technology expertise; its
 strong track record of delivery; and its experienced, enthusiastic people-the
 best in the business. BORN's leadership in customer and employee satisfaction
 has been recognized nationwide. FORTUNE magazine ranked BORN No. 12 on its
 2001 list of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" in America and the company
 has consistently been ranked on the Inc. 500 list of the nation's
 fastest-growing private companies.
 
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