Microsoft’s Road Map for Business Intelligence

The general manager for Microsoft’s SQL Server Business Intelligence was in Singapore recently to confer with the regional Chief Information Officers (CIOs) in Southeast Asia. Tom Casey is also responsible for charting Microsoft’s direction towards Business Intelligence or BI. The recent trip served only to underscore the importance of Southeast Asia and China to the Seattle based corporation. Tom remarked that while the rest of the world has been undergoing gradual IT modernization, the East Asian Region has been leapfrogging it, making giant leaps from ad-hoc solutions to modern standardized infrastructure. Tom Casey wants to capture the market that matters the most, which consists of the financial and the public sectors.

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