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With restaurants stretching from Seattle to the Osan Air Base in South Korea, the Chili's Grill & Bar chain gets a lot of visitors. For parent company Brinker International, that makes for a lot of Triple Dippers to keep track of. Also the owner of such chains as On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina, Brinker has to gather information on sales, inventory, and other operations at 1,700 restaurants in 27 countries that receive more than 1 million customers a day. An even bigger challenge, though, is sifting through all that data, organizing it, and then using it to make the business run more profitably.

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