Cirque Du Soleil Base CaseBy Larry Barrett | Posted 2005-06-10 Email Print
Re-Thinking HR: What Every CIO Needs to Know About Tomorrow's Workforce
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.