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December 02, 2009 10:37 ET

Media Alert: TDWI NYC Chapter Explores "BI for the Masses" at December 9 Seminar Featuring Cindi Howson and Mount Sinai Medical Center

Learn Why 76 Percent of an Organization's Staff Does Not Use Business Intelligence... and How to Solve It; Hear Mount Sinai Case Study

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - December 2, 2009) - The Data Warehousing Institute™ (TDWI) will host a Tri-State Area education and networking seminar on December 9, 2009 at 8:30 a.m. ET. Information Builders, independent BI leader, will host this session at its headquarters, Two Penn Plaza, New York City.

Year after year, CIOs rank BI at or near the top of their priority lists, reflecting their commitment to improving the quality, speed and availability of fact-based decision making across the organization. That said, why is it that a majority of organizations continue to struggle with bringing BI to the masses?

Cindi Howson, BIScorecard® founder and author of "Successful Business Intelligence: Secrets to Making BI a Killer App," will guide attendees through shaping and formalizing successful BI strategies.

Additionally, Gad Malamed, director of enterprise reporting at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, will discuss its decision to standardize on Information Builders WebFOCUS for all its reporting needs, to help physicians and administrators run their practices more productively, provide high-quality care, and meet cost and performance standards.

"Both TDWI and Gartner surveys have discovered that BI applications and tools are utilized by merely one-quarter of the potential users within organizations," says Jon M. Deutsch, President, TDWI NYC Tri-State Area Chapter. "Given the value and promise of improved decision making through accelerated analysis and information sharing, it appears that we have a lot of work ahead to bring this value to all four corners of the enterprise."

--  What: TDWI NYC Chapter Seminar: BI Success Factors: Why 76% of Your
    Organization Isn't Using BI - and How to Fix That
--  Where: Information Builders headquarters - Two Penn Plaza, New York
--  When: Wednesday, December 9th, 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon

To register for the free event, go to TDWI's New York Chapter homepage found here:

About TDWI

TDWI (The Data Warehousing Institute™), a division of 1105 Media, is the premier provider of in-depth, high-quality education and research in the business intelligence and data warehousing industry. Starting in 1995 with a single conference, TDWI is now a comprehensive resource for industry information and professional development opportunities. TDWI sponsors and promotes quarterly World Conferences, regional seminars, onsite courses, a worldwide Membership program, business intelligence certification, resourceful publications, industry news, an in-depth research program, and a comprehensive Web site:

About Information Builders

Information Builders' award-winning combination of business intelligence and enterprise integration software has been providing innovative solutions to more than 12,000 customers for the past 30 years. WebFOCUS is the world's most widely utilized business intelligence platform. It provides the security, scalability and flexibility needed at every level of global extended enterprises. Its simplicity helps create executive, analytical, and operational applications that reach dozens to millions of users. Information Builders' iWay Software suite provides state of the art, multi-purpose, pre-built integration components that address all SOA, application, data and information management requirements. Its integration adapters have been adopted by the leading software platform providers. Together, these products give Information Builders' customers the ability to grow and innovate according to their needs.

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