Taking the headache out of designing and implementing data warehouses is the aim of ICL?s Warehouse International programme. The company is offering to help global organisations development and manage large scale information storage projects.
Tim Alexander, manager of ICL Warehouse International, said: ?Many businesses are interested in the possible benefits of data warehousing but are put off by the complexity and cost of implementing their own systems.? ICL has established two centres for this work, one in Manchester and the other in Santa Clara, California. The sites will help customers analyse which data is worth keeping in a warehouse and offer assistance to build and integrate the system into the customer?s existing infrastructure. Customers can also elect to have the data kept at the ICL sites.
ICL has already won contracts from HM Customs & Excise and an unnamed high street retailer for this service. Retailers are particularly attracted to data warehousing as it helps them determine sales strategies by analysing customer buying habits.
For this reason ICL has developed Corema, which uses its warehouse offering to manage customer loyalty schemes and monitor promotions.
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