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June 17, 2009 15:00 ET

TDWI Webinar Debunks Myths About Moving Business Intelligence to the Cloud

Webinar Sponsored by PivotLink

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - June 17, 2009) - Companies are adopting Software as a Service (SaaS) business intelligence (BI) solutions at a record pace as they upgrade from complex collections of spreadsheets and augment their existing BI deployments. Before your company jumps into the fray of deploying BI using the Cloud computing model, join industry expert Wayne Eckerson, Director of The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI) Research, for straight talk about pitfalls to avoid and how to achieve a rapid Return on Investment (ROI).

Free Webinar: Making Sense of SaaS BI - The Pros and Cons of Moving BI to the Cloud

Date: Thursday, June 25, 2009

Time: 9:00 a.m. PT/12:00 p.m. ET


Designed for: Chief information officers (CIOs), directors and managers of Information Technology (IT), line of business managers, systems integrators, resellers, consultants and media

Eckerson will dispel the misconceptions about SaaS BI and present a framework for understanding its strengths and weaknesses. Participants will learn:

--  How SaaS fits into the larger BI landscape
--  The ways SaaS meets growing demand for quicker ROI
--  How SaaS addresses security and data volume scalability
--  Best practices for using SaaS to extend existing BI systems, such as
    addressing dynamically changing applications, rapidly extending access to
    decision makers across companies and their supply chain, and eliminating
    reporting backlogs to speed decision-making
--  Case studies on successful SaaS BI deployments at mid- and large-sized

The webinar is supported by PivotLink, the leading provider of business intelligence solutions delivered via Software as a Service (SaaS). Learn more about SaaS BI solutions in the free white paper: "The Top 10 Signs You Need a Better Analytics Solution" at

About TDWI

TDWI, a division of 1105 Media, Inc., 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 PivotLink Corporation

PivotLink is the proven leader in delivering on-demand business intelligence, serving more than 6,000 business users in industries such as consumer packaged goods, e-commerce, healthcare, insurance, retail and technology. Customers include: REI; Car Toys; Guardian Home Care Holdings; Novell; Rosignol; Shaklee and Zones. PivotLink software puts the full power of business intelligence in the hands of decision makers across departments, companies and extended networks. PivotLink Solutions are delivered as a Software as a Service (SaaS) model, require no costly upgrades or maintenance fees, offer enterprise-class scalability and security, and can be deployed to hundreds of users at a fraction of the cost of traditional BI software solutions. PivotLink is a privately held company funded by Trident Capital, Emergence Capital Partners and StarVest Partners. Visit

Awards include JMP Securities' 2008 and 2009 "Hot 100: The Best Privately Held Software Companies"; a "Cool Vendor" in Gartner, Inc.'s report "Cool Vendors in Analytics, Business Intelligence and Corporate Performance Management" and four consecutive years among the top BI providers in Consumer Goods Technology Magazine.

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