IBM’s Secret Upside for SPSS Acquisition – Smart…

July 31, 2009
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IBM’s Secret Upside for SPSS Acquisition – Smart Infrastructure | BNET Technology Blog

My colleague Michael Hickins was right when he said that IBM’s acquisition of SPSS helped it get its hands on a rapidly growing market. But the real upside is not in depriving SAP of an area of business intelligence that it might have been smart in wanting. The big win is that IBM gets to integrate what SPSS can do into what Big Blue knows best: infrastructure. In fact, you might say that IBM is creating a new category, smart infrastructure.


IBM’s Secret Upside for SPSS Acquisition – Smart Infrastructure | BNET Technology Blog

My colleague Michael Hickins was right when he said that IBM’s acquisition of SPSS helped it get its hands on a rapidly growing market. But the real upside is not in depriving SAP of an area of business intelligence that it might have been smart in wanting. The big win is that IBM gets to integrate what SPSS can do into what Big Blue knows best: infrastructure. In fact, you might say that IBM is creating a new category, smart infrastructure.

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