EMC Corporation (ticker: EMC, exchange: New York Stock Exchange (.N))
News Release -
Microsoft, Data General, and CIBER Team to Unveil Business Intelligence Solutions Center
REDMOND, Wash., WESTBORO, Mass. and ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 10, 1999--
Business Intelligence Boot Camp Refines Business
Processes for Customers
Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq:MSFT), Data General, a Division of EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), and CIBER (NYSE:CBR) today unveiled the Business Intelligence Solution Center (BISC), a unique combination of technology solutions designed to enable organizations to achieve competitive advantage by quickly designing and deploying a robust Business Intelligence platform.
The BISC, which is located in CIBER's McLean, Virginia office, combines Microsoft's SQL Server 7.0 and OLAP Services technology, Data General's high-performance AViiON(R) Windows NT server solutions, EMC's CLARiiON(R) fibre channel storage solutions, and CIBER's data warehousing expertise. The Business Intelligence platform provides competitive advantage for organizations by empowering decision-makers to make better decisions faster, refine business processes quickly and efficiently, and enhance customer service.
The core BISC service offering, the Business Intelligence Boot Camp (BI Boot Camp) provides in-depth data warehouse design, implementation, and training, and allows customers to utilize and test the performance and scalability of SQL Server 7.0 with their own data.
"Business Intelligence Boot Camp saved us considerable time and expense and put us well on our way to data warehousing success," stated David Barondess, application development manager of Financial Technologies, a BI Boot Camp participant.
"Our customers today require more control over their data in order to make informed business decisions and provide better citizen services," said Pete Hayes, General Manager, Microsoft Federal Systems. "We're delighted to work with technology leaders like CIBER and Data General to help deliver the benefits of SQL Server 7.0 and OLAP Services technology. With the BISC, our customers can begin seeing results today."
"The BISC exists to show customers how they can leverage technology to make Business Intelligence a reality for their organization," commented Brian Moran, CIBER's database solutions practice leader. "Microsoft's SQL Server 7.0 and OLAP Services, combined with Data General's AViiON servers and EMC's CLARiiON storage systems, deliver a robust foundation for deploying the most powerful business intelligence solutions."
"In today's highly competitive business environment, successful organizations will be those that can leverage information and technology to understand their customers and make smarter decisions," added Mike Parise, vice president of worldwide marketing for Data General. "Data General is pleased to work with Microsoft and CIBER to deliver the benefits of our combined expertise to the enterprise in this unique way."
Additional information about the Business Intelligence Solution Center is available by email at BISC@Ciber.com.
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software for personal and business computing. The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower people through great software - anytime, any place and on any device.
About Data General
Data General, a Division of EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), is a major supplier of enterprise and departmental computing solutions for customers worldwide. The division's products include Microsoft Windows NT- and UNIX-based AViiON servers and related software and services. Strategic alliances with leading software vendors and systems integrators enable Data General to deliver complete solutions that meet customers' business needs for their departments and enterprises. Additional information on Data General, its products and services is available on the Internet at www.dg.com. More information on EMC Corporation, the world's leading provider of enterprise storage systems and software, can be accessed on the Internet at www.emc.com.
CIBER (NYSE:CBR) is recognized for providing innovative management consulting and IT solutions to clients, and for partnering with them to leverage technology in today's e.Business-driven marketplace. Through a powerful mix of people, processes and the appropriate application of technology, CIBER delivers e.Business solutions to help organizations gain knowledge from the market, create value for their clients, reduce time and cost across the supply chain and drive global competitive advantage. Additional information on the company is available at www.ciber.com
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