Educating on Analytics
Growing demand for analytics in business
A recent study by Gartner predicted advanced analytics as one of the top 10 strategic technologies for businesses in 2011.
IBM has invested over 15 billion dollars in the last 4 years to acquire more than two dozen companies in the field of business analytics.
And, IBM is not the only IT giant that is building its stake in analytics. Over the last few years, several big companies have all made sizable purchases in this field.
Oracle bought Hyperion for $3.3 billion; SAP acquired Business Objects for $6.8 billion; and Microsoft purchased Fast Search and Transfer for $1.2 billion.
Jan 20, 2011