Habanero Business Intelligence Practice Leader Kelly Lautt will participate in a Microsoft Media Roundtable being held March 21 in Toronto. The theme of the roundtable is, "Getting IT spending right: Can strategic investments in enterprise software significantly impact business performance?"
Roundtable discussions are aimed at addressing the fact that while business intelligence and integration technology are top IT investment priorities for 2007, many corporate executives are wary of making big investments because of past projects that were poorly planned or delivered little return on investment.
Lautt and other roundtable members will focus on how strategic investments in enterprise software combined with proper business-driven implementations can significantly improve performance. Participants will also discuss the difference between success and failure in IT spending, highlighting the importance of aligning IT investments and solution implementations with business goals and objectives. The team will look at specific high-yield technology solution types including business integration, business intelligence (SQL and Office tools), and service oriented architecture (SOA).
Habanero will be the only Microsoft solution partner participating in the roundtable. Habanero was selected based on a highly successful business intelligence solution it developed for client Catalyst Paper. The solution leveraged Microsoft Office 2007, Microsoft SharePoint 2007 (MOSS), and SQL Server 2005 to dramatically improve the quality, visual appeal, usability, analytical power, reliability, time-to-delivery, security, and accessibility of business-critical service quality numbers and reports. This led to improved, pro-active business insight, decision support, and customer service. As Lautt states, "The success of the project depended on a strong alignment between Catalyst's IT system and solution investment choices and its true business goals. The cutting edge combination of Microsoft business intelligence technology and Habanero's business and reporting technology solution delivery has enabled Catalyst to become a leader in leveraging technology to advance business."