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Technology Media Recognize Habanero's Roundtable Contribution

Two high-profile media have recently recognized Habanero's contribution to Microsoft's Enterprise Technologies Roundtable. and both provided very positive coverage of the roundtable and referenced Habanero Solution Specialist and Business Intelligence Practice Leader Kelly Lautt who participated in the March 21 session in Toronto.

The theme of the roundtable was, "Getting IT spending right: Can strategic investments in enterprise software significantly impact business performance?"'s article, "Canadians taking baby steps in bridging IT, business gap", notes that Canadian businesses are in their infancy with regards to IT maturity or the extent to which corporate information systems serve business needs. However, executives are beginning to realize the important role IT departments can play in overall business growth. As Lautt points out, "To achieve that IT and business partnership, consultants offering their expertise to a particular company should try to approach a problem as a business need rather than a technology requirement. That is where planning the infrastructure really comes in."

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Along a similar theme,'s article "Getting IT to think business" drives home the point that executives need to think about leveraging IT, particularly business intelligence (BI) and service-orented architectures, for serving business functions and creating new revenue streams. Lautt notes that traditionally IT solutions that are not driven by business requirements fail. She adds, "BI establishes business drivers that are required for [companies] to know how information can give proper business solutions that will improve business."

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