GOING TO A DIFFERENT PLANE

Companies seeking more powerful executive information systems are migrating toward browser technology, increasingly robust data warehouses and systems that give top management an enterprise-wide view of operations.Another advance will be to make the data that is pushed to executives' desktops real-time or close to it, sources told SN. More timely information, however, increases the costs of an EIS

Companies seeking more powerful executive information systems are migrating toward browser technology, increasingly robust data warehouses and systems that give top management an enterprise-wide view of operations.

Another advance will be to make the data that is pushed to executives' desktops real-time or close to it, sources told SN. More timely information, however, increases the costs of an EIS -- the more recent the data, the more computing power required.

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