IBM to Acquire SPSS

This morning IBM announced its intention to acquire SPSS Inc., a major provider of predictive business analytics software. IBM continues to push, hard, into the business intelligence solutions market, including major improvements in System z's business intelligence capabilities. In fact, one of the just announced new IBM System z Solution Edition Series is an aggressively priced data warehousing package for z/OS.

by Timothy Sipples July 28, 2009 in Future


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The acquisition of SPSS offers further hope that the deal market in the technology sector is improving. Tech leaders remain flush with cash despite the downturn and in recent weeks have shown an ability to consummate acquisition.

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