Cognos has won a contract to supply knowledge management tools to the Whitbread Beer Company. Using Cognos' PowerPlay and Impromptu tools, Whitbread is able to distribute important sales and marketing information to staff at remote sites via an intranet. The company uses an Informix database on an IBM RS/6000, with remote staff using Windows NT on laptop PCs.
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