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Cirque Du Soleil Base Case

By Larry Barrett Print this article Print

Danielle Savoie could not get 200 applications to talk to each other, making it hard to keep on top of a rapidly expanding series of traveling dance and acrobatics shows.

Cirque Du Soleil Base Case

Headquarters: 8400 Second Ave., Montreal, Quebec, Canada H1Z 4M6

Phone: (514) 722-2324

Business: Provides live performances that combine acrobatics, opera and traditional circus performers in 11 different production groups scattered throughout the world.

Vice President of Information Technology: Danielle Savoie

Financials in 2004: Reported sales of more than $500 million.

Challenge: Implement IBM WebSphere Business Integration software to connect all of its disparate systems and applications.


  • Grow revenue by 8% to $540 million in 2005, from $500 million in 2004.

  • Reduce development time for software connecting business and performance-related applications from eight to six weeks.

  • Trim time spent connecting business software applications to corporate intranet from 20 to 16 weeks.

This article was originally published on 2005-06-10
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Larry, of San Carlos, Calif., was a senior writer and editor at CNet, writing analysis, breaking news and opinion stories. He was technology reporter at the San Jose Business Journal from 1996-1997. He graduated with a B.A. from San Jose State University where he was also executive editor of the daily student newspaper.
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