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McCormick and Schmick's Restaurants Gains New Insight into Dining Trends and Financial Performance with IBM Cognos Express
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants needed better insight to understand and take advantage of key business trends. Find out why they chose IBM Cognos

why cognos  business trends. Find out why they chose IBM Cognos Express to deliver that insight.

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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IBM Cognos 8 BI Mid-market Reporting Packages


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Succession planning is not a new concept—so why are so many companies not actively planning for the replacement of key positions, and risk losing valuable expert knowledge and skills with the imminent retirement of their leaders? Part of the problem may lie in not being well versed in the topic. TEC human resources (HR) analyst Sherry Fox addresses some FAQ so you can see the value of succession planning for your organization.

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