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Information Builders Announces Fall Business Intelligence Academy

Respected Industry Analysts and BI Leader to Host Series of Best Practices Webcasts Throughout October and November (October 17, 2011)

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 10/17/11 -- Information Builders, an independent leader in business intelligence (BI) solutions, today announced open enrollment for this fall's BI Academy, a series of analyst webcasts examining mission-critical business intelligence and analytics subjects that lead to strategic growth. Led by recognized industry experts from BIScorecard, Yankee Group, and more, the seven webcasts are scheduled to take place between October 18 and November 10, 2011.

The webcasts will discuss what the first priorities should be for those considering BI, best practices for those with a solution in place, and next steps for organizations looking to optimize performance and growth. The seven webcasts are as follows:

Enterprise Search (Oct. 18)
Presented by Colin White, BI Research
Instructor Colin White is an information discovery technology expert. He will explore the challenges of finding business data with techniques that can help uncover the information that organizations need to be successful.

Business Analytics (Oct. 20)
Presented by Cindi Howson, BIScorecard
Noted analytics expert Cindi Howson will delve into the many facets of business analytics -- from visual discovery to predictive analytics, location intelligence, and portable analytics.


Self-Service BI (Oct. 25)
Presented by Carsten Bange, BARC
Carsten Bange, one of Europe's most distinguished BI analysts, will explain how users are empowered to create self-service BI applications that require no training, and give end users the ability to use analytics to make more informed decisions.

Mobile BI (Oct. 27)
Presented by Cindi Howson, BIScorecard
In this session, Cindi Howson will draw on her mobile marketplace knowledge to discuss why mobile BI should be part of your BI delivery efforts and present technical approaches to delivering BI on mobile devices.

Customer-Facing BI (Nov. 1)
Presented by Sheryl Kingstone, Yankee Group
Sheryl Kingstone, a recognized thought leader in the CRM space, is an expert in customer-centric strategies and helping businesses improve sales effectiveness, customer loyalty, and acquisition. She will explore the top trends in customer-facing technology and processes as well as CRM application and delivery strategies.

Data Architecture (Nov. 3)
Presented by Neil Raden, Constellation Research
It is possible to use your existing architecture (no matter how complex) to clean data before it enters your business and meets real-time information requirements. Neil Raden brings decades of experience in the application of information for solving business problems to this session.

Data Governance and Performance Management (Nov. 8)
Presented by Tom Willman, Hackett Group
Tom Willman focuses on helping executives transform their organizations by deploying more efficient and effective processes, delivery models, and technologies. In this session, he'll discuss how organizations can accelerate the journey to achieving world-class performance by basing key decisions on accurate information, understanding and measuring KPIs, and empowering decision-making throughout the organization.

Big Company Analytics on an SMB Budget (Nov. 10)
Presented by Lyndsay Wise, WiseAnalytics
Lyndsay Wise brings 10 years of experience in business systems analysis, software selection, and implementation of enterprise applications to this session. She will examine some architectural strategies to maximize budget while deploying powerful BI.

For additional information and to register please visit: informationbuilders.com/biacademy.

About Information Builders
Information Builders provides software and services that bring smarter decision-making and streamlined processes to leading organizations in business, government, and education worldwide. The company's software is installed in tens of thousands of locations, servicing millions of users. Its WebFOCUS business intelligence (BI) platform delivers massively scalable information applications, analytics, and customer-facing portals to the new generation of information users to deliver game-changing business results. Its iWay Software integration platform allows enterprises to leverage all of their information resources to streamline internal and business-to-business processes while escalating the overall accessibility and integrity of information regardless of environmental complexity. Headquartered in New York City with 60 offices worldwide, the company employs 1,350 people and has established significant industry partnerships. Visit Information Builders at informationbuilders.com. For ongoing news, go to informationbuilders.com/new or follow Information Builders at @infobldrs.

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Press Contacts
Kathleen Moran
Information Builders
(917) 339-6313
kathleen_moran@ibi.com

Kate Finigan
LEWIS PR
(617) 226-8847
informationbuilders@lewispr.com


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