University of Dundee BI course uses TIBCO Spotfire analytics and data visualisation software to help prepare today’s business managers with contemporary decision-making tools and techniques
London, UK, May 18, 2011 – TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) today announced that it is supporting one of Europe’s leading courses on business intelligence (BI) by supplying free of charge its in-memory analytics software, TIBCO Spotfire®, to students and lecturers at the University of Dundee. The post-graduate course, run by Dr. Mark Whitehorn, senior lecturer in the School of Computing and a leading authority on BI, is attended by business professionals working for some of the UK’s leading companies and institutions. Through its University Programme, TIBCO Spotfire makes free software available for teaching to universities and course students, as part of its commitment to developing the BI skills of the next generation of industry leaders.
“Incorporating TIBCO Spotfire into our post-graduate programme will better prepare business professionals to work effectively, as there is a significant emphasis within the industry on analytics and data visualisation,” said Dr. Whitehorn. “We are very proud of the profile and reputation this course has developed within Europe for providing the best qualification in BI available to students. Having support from leading industry players such as TIBCO Spotfire further strengthens the quality of learning that we can offer our students.”
Mark Lorion, Vice President of Marketing at TIBCO Spotfire, said; “Competing based on analytics is giving companies an edge, and becoming more understood and appreciated in leading organisations across the world. But it is essential that the wider business community understands the significant contribution data analysis can deliver. We are committed to giving back to the industry and eager to help professionals make better decisions that will have a significant impact in the world. Through TIBCO Spotfire’s University Programme, institutions such as the University of Dundee can teach students about analytics and data visualisation in a tangible way, providing hands-on experience that students can take directly into the workplace.”
TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) is a provider of infrastructure software for companies to use on-premise or as part of cloud computing environments. Whether it’s efficient claims or trade processing, cross-selling products based on real-time customer behavior, or averting a crisis before it happens, TIBCO provides companies the two-second advantageTM – the ability to capture the right information, at the right time and act on it preemptively for a competitive advantage. More than 4,000 customers worldwide rely on TIBCO to manage information, decisions, processes, and applications in real-time. TIBCO Spotfire® is the company’s in-memory analytics software for next-generation business intelligence. By offering a visual, interactive experience, Spotfire® helps professionals quickly discover new and actionable insights in information. Learn more at http://spotfire.tibco.com.
TIBCO, TIBCO Software, TIBCO Spotfire, Spotfire, and two-second advantage are trademarks or registered trademarks of TIBCO Software Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. All other product and company names and marks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners and are mentioned for identification purposes only.