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Information Builders

(Information Builders, Inc., New York, www.informationbuilders.com) A software company founded in 1975 by Gerald Cohen that specializes in enterprise business intelligence and real-time Web reporting. The company introduced its FOCUS database management system in its first year, which became known for its 4GL reporting capabilities. It was made available on a wide variety of hardware platforms and eventually supported a huge number of database and file types.

This interface experience became a natural for later developing its Enterprise Data Access (EDA) middleware tool, which opened all these databases to a larger variety of client applications than just via FOCUS. EDA has been widely used and became the foundation for WebFOCUS, which made all this data available via a Web browser. In 2001, Information Builders introduced a new software company, iWay Software, and transferred the EDA middleware to this spin-off. See FOCUS, EDA and WebFOCUS.
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WebFOCUS runs as a mid-tier server on J2EE platforms but unlike most BI products, Information Builders claim that this versatility means that more than 50% of its customers deploy the product on non-windows servers.
Ace Hardware is a well-known brand in a very competitive retail market and they understand the value technology plays in helping scale and grow a business," said Gerald Cohen, CEO of Information Builders.
WebFOCUS Active Reports is the industry's first portable business intelligence solution, and with this NHL season application, Information Builders has demonstrated that BI can be used outside the walls of a corporate environment.
In providing a dynamic data management and business intelligence solution that easily integrates into an organization's current environment, Information Builders and Kalido are significantly reducing time to value for our customers.
Information Builders and IBM have jointly evaluated the scalability and performance of WebFOCUS, Information Builders' leading business intelligence software, and iWay Service Manager in all operating system environments on System z9 as well as on various specialty engines.
We have always known our customers were developing some of the most innovative applications in the industry," said Gerald Cohen, CEO of Information Builders.
The offering will enable both Information Builders and IBM to bring Web-based BI capabilities to one of IBM's major customer bases.
Information Builders and its technology partner SunGard Higher Education have enabled FAU to create a dynamic solution that allows the university to create comprehensive applications for budgeting, human resources, payroll, and finance users.
We believe Gartner's BI Excellence Award is one of the most prestigious accolades an organization can attain," said Gerald Cohen, CEO of Information Builders.
Gerald Cohen, president and CEO, Information Builders, said, 'I speak for the entire Information Builders family when I say that we're thrilled to welcome Frank to the team.
Information Builders, a provider of business intelligence (BI) and analytics, information integrity, and integration solutions, has announced that Empire Airlines has implemented WebFOCUS Business User Edition as part of a bundled offering from Information Builders and Scale Computing called the Scale Analytics Appliance, the company said.
The Office Of The Chief Information Officer Believes That The Subscription And Maintenance For The Information Builders, Inc.

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