MicroStrategy, SAIC form alliance
- By Dan Caterinicchia, Dan Caterinicchia
- Sep 13, 2000
Science Applications International Corp.'s government and commercial customers
will be able to tap MicroStrategy Inc.'s data collection expertise in a
strategic partnership announced Monday.
"This alliance gives government customers a greater ability to access and
share information with their co-workers," said Harold Youra of MicroStrategy's
government partnership marketing team. "This adds another skill set to SAIC
and gives them another avenue to pursue with customers with a high skill
set while providing [government] customers the comfort of working with their
vendor of choice."
SAIC, a systems integrator based in San Diego, Calif., has an impressive
list of government clients including the FBI, the Army, the Navy and the
Through the alliance, SAIC customers will be able to use the MicroStrategy
7 platform for analyzing vast data warehouses. The business intelligence
tool by Vienna, Va.-based MicroStrategy provides analysis workflow, an open
XML-based architecture and can scale to serve to millions of users.
The MicroStrategy-SAIC team approach will enable users to analyze information
in their databases and then send it to others using the World Wide Web,
wireless or voice media.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Youra said the two companies
would be announcing a federal government contract win in the near future.