Information Builders' Data Governance Expert Jim Orr Publishes Book, Data Governance for the Executive

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Oct 12, 2011) - Information Builders, an independent leader in business intelligence (BI) solutions, today announced that Jim Orr, data governance thought leader, will join the corporate marketing department as a director. Orr was hired by Information Builders in April as global product marketing director. He has extensive leadership experience in the information management and consulting space, where he has helped numerous organizations to deploy effective strategies for managing data governance, data quality, and enterprise information.

Orr's book, out this week, focuses on data governance -- the final frontier for many organizations in their effort to drive revenue, cut costs, reduce risk, and achieve compliance in both the public and private sector. Data Governance for the Executive examines and builds the case for a holistic approach to data governance across an organization. It is available for purchase at

"Data governance is a critical area of focus for our customers. Its complexity, coupled with the need for compliance, make it tough to navigate," said Gerald Cohen, president and CEO of Information Builders. "With more than 17 years experience in information asset management, Jim is a true guru and will bring his know-how to customers looking to develop strategies, mitigate risk, and incorporate best practices in this key area."

Prior to joining Information Builders, Orr held management positions at Firstlogic, BusinessObjects, and Trilliam Software-Harte Hanks. He is a frequent guest speaker at a variety of regional, national, and international forums and events. Throughout his career, Jim has helped countless organizations representing nearly every industry to develop and implement business and technical strategies for their data and information assets.

"Information Builders is a leader in providing BI, data integration, and information management products that help organizations to streamline processes and ensure the integrity and usability of data across the enterprise," said Jim Orr. "Optimizing information and business outcomes is not possible without comprehensive data governance strategies, policies, and powerful technologies that can automate them. I've had the pleasure of working with Information Builders as a consultant and am thrilled to transition into this marketing role."

About Data Governance for the Executive
Written primarily for upper level management, Data Governance for the Executive outlines various methods of identifying and deriving business value, aligning the organization, measuring performance, and optimizing success. It is essential for anyone working in the data governance space, specifically:

  • Executives and business leaders who want to understand data governance and its importance to the bottom line

  • Stakeholders, architects, and business and technology leads to better understand data governance holistically, the value governance brings to the business, and how to build a compelling business case in the process

  • Data stewards and other participants to understand data governance concepts and value as well as their role in supporting the process

About Information Builders
Information Builders provides software and services that bring smarter decision-making and streamlined processes to leading organizations in business, government, and education worldwide. The company's software is installed in tens of thousands of locations, servicing millions of users. Its WebFOCUS business intelligence (BI) platform delivers massively scalable information applications, analytics, and customer-facing portals to the new generation of information users to deliver game-changing business results. Its iWay Software integration platform allows enterprises to leverage all of their information resources to streamline internal and business-to-business processes while escalating the overall accessibility and integrity of information regardless of environmental complexity. Headquartered in New York City with 60 offices worldwide, the company employs 1,350 people and has established significant industry partnerships. Visit Information Builders at For ongoing news, go to or follow Information Builders at @infobldrs.

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