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INTELLIGENT CONSULTING Updates

Birst and Intelligent Consulting to Bring Cloud BI and Data Warehousing to the Federal Market

Enterprise-Level BI in a Secure Cloud Environment Gives Government Agencies Competitive Advantage on TCO and ROI

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and BETHESDA, MD, Jun 18, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) — Birst, the leader in Cloud BI, and Intelligent Consulting, a provider of strategic BI advisory and technology services, have partnered to bring Birst’s enterprise-caliber cloud business intelligence solution to the public sector, enabling federal agencies to make more informed decisions based on their data without the enormous cost burden associated with traditional BI investments. With Birst, federal agencies get the power of on-premise BI, but with the speed and agility of the cloud. To see it in action and learn more about Birst Cloud BI and Intelligent Consulting, click here.

Coupled with its dedication to a high standard of data security, Birst’s cloud solution can be deployed on a FedRAMP-authorized cloud service provider, reassuring federal agencies that their data is secure, and saving significant time, costs and resources typically required in the selection and deployment of a traditional on-premise BI software solution. The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) is a government program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services.

As a Birst Alliance Program partner, Intelligent Consulting’s team of experts will work directly with government IT departments to implement Birst’s award-winning BI solution, delivering a single, powerful platform for advanced analytics. Birst offers enterprise-class capabilities, including integrated ETL, data warehouse, and advanced data visualization in a cost effective way with a faster time-to-value and at a significantly lower total cost of ownership. Now, federal agencies can take advantage of all the benefits cloud BI offers, including greater scalability, rapid deployment, and ease of use.

“Federal agencies are increasingly under pressure to reduce operating costs and increase efficiency. One way to achieve this objective is to leverage BI to maximize cost and performance accountability. Unfortunately, the current cadre of BI software vendors comes with high very brick and mortar delivery and maintenance costs. By partnering with Birst, Intelligent Consulting can provide a class-leading BI solution at a lower cost and with a faster time to deployment,” said Paul Lim, Managing Principal, Intelligent Consulting. “In other words, we can empower the government to meet its goals without the ‘baggage’ that comes from high-cost on-site BI software deployments.”

“Federal agencies deserve a secure, enterprise-ready cloud BI solution that provides maximum return on investment. Our partnership with Intelligent Consulting brings significant value to federal IT departments that want a BI solution that is quick to deploy, easy to use, and offers a full suite of capabilities,” said Sharon Gordon, Vice President of Birst Alliances and Technology Partnerships. “We’re pleased to have the Intelligent Consulting team as part of the Birst Alliance and look forward to bringing Birst to the public sector.”

About Intelligent Consulting


At Intelligent Consulting, we are passionate about Business Intelligence. From Data Warehousing and BI System Development to defining Strategic KPIs and performance analytics, our mission is to empower our clients to operate and make decisions driven by information and not guesswork.

Intelligent Consulting is made up of seasoned professionals who are not only IT developers but true consultants – experts who have worked not only as technical programmers and architects, but also as C-Level advisory resources. Our collective experience is vast. From small non-profits and start-ups, to large-class leading corporations such as Samsung, Volkswagen, and GE as well as government agencies such as the Department of State and the Department of Defense, our consultants are seasoned in engaging in BI projects of any nature and in any environment.

About Birst

Birst is the only enterprise-caliber Business Intelligence platform born in the cloud. Less costly and more agile than Legacy BI and more powerful than Data Discovery, Birst is engineered with an automated data warehouse and rich, visual analytics, to give meaning to data — all types and sizes. Coupled with the agility of the cloud, Birst gives business teams the ability to solve real problems. Fast. Find out why Gartner named Birst a Challenger in its most recent BI Magic Quadrant and why more than a thousand businesses rely on Birst for their analytic needs. Learn to think fast at www.birst.com and join the conversation @birstbi.

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