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U.S. Coast Guard Wins Technology Leadership Award

Commercial, off-the-shelf software improves mission readiness, will save lives.

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The United States Coast Guard has won Ventana Research's 2006 Technology Leadership Award, which recognizes the service's exemplary implementation of commercial, off-the-shelf (COTS) software in support of performance management. The system integrates portal, search, security, data warehouse, business intelligence and geospatial software to provide information on the mission readiness of more than 42,000 people, as well as the equipment they use, in more than 800 units. The improvement in readiness performance is projected to be between 0.5 and 1 percent per year as a result of the increased transparency of information the system provides. Though this percentage increment is small, an improvement of just one-fourth of 1 percent in the number of lives saved each year translates into an economic benefit of tens of millions of dollars - not to mention the obvious value in human terms. Ventana Research recommends government agencies evaluate the use of COTS software to improve their own performance and accountability.

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Ventana Research is the leading Performance Management research and advisory services firm. By providing expert insight and detailed guidance, Ventana Research helps clients operate their companies more efficiently and effectively. These business improvements are delivered through a top-down approach that connects people, process, information and technology. What makes Ventana Research different from other analyst firms is a focus on Performance Management for finance, operations and IT. This focus, plus research as a foundation and reach into a community of over two million corporate executives through extensive media partnerships, allows Ventana Research to deliver a high-value, low-risk method for achieving optimal business performance. To learn how Ventana Research Performance Management workshops, assessments and advisory services can impact your bottom line, visit www.ventanaresearch.com.
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