Cirque Du Soleil Base Case

By Larry Barrett  |  Posted 2005-06-10 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.

Senior Writer
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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