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Cognos MapInfo form alliance

MapInfo Corp., a provider of GIS solutions, and Cognos, a provider in business intelligence and corporate performance management (CPM), recently announced a global alliance to jointly market and sell MapInfo’s location intelligence capabilities with Cognos 8 Business Intelligence. MapInfo is Cognos’ preferred provider of location intelligence technology.

The goal of business intelligence is to give users quick and easy access to the information they need to make strategic decisions quickly. Location intelligence extends this value for customers by uncovering critical location-relevant relationships in their data, helping them gain a competitive advantage. By integrating MapInfo’s location intelligence capabilities within Cognos 8 business intelligence, customers will benefit from new insights into their corporate data that can help deliver greater productivity and operational effectiveness.