Further Full Disclosures
SAS...The Power to Know [the Future]
If the IBM purchase of SPSS doesn't deliver the Package/Packets which they may have expected, or been promised to Deliver the Future with Business Intelligence, and should there be A.N.Other available, which would be able to Guarantee such a Facility, by Virtue of its Privately Secured Proprietary Source Algorithm Base/Methodology/Technology, and for a Lesser Sum than $1.2billion .... [and let us consider one dollar under $1billion as that lesser Sum] ..... then SPSS would be both failing themselves and IBM in not making the Purchase to add the Program to their Intellectual Property Portfolio, for not only do they get what they promised and IBM get what they expected, but they also have an extra one dollar over $200,000,000 to Play with, along with the $999,999,999 which the new Source brings to the Round Table....... for a Win Win Win Situation in a very Temporal/Time Critical Environment.
And as has already been shared regarding IBM, SPSS, ILOG & SAS ... By Anonymous Coward Posted Tuesday 28th July 2009 15:03 GMT ..... "A billion seems a bargain to me, if it can grab even a small percentage of SAS' market share." and should it be able to decimate it with an altogether superior performance product, then it would be a relative steal, which should they choose not to avail themselves of, will allow SAS or any other Savvy Player in such Great Games to decimate IBM and SPSS and their Contemporaries and their Opponents with such Alien Magic as would be an Assured Enabling PreCogniscence and Allied Cogniscenti ...... System Drivers.
It is certainly something which is on the Table, albeit as you might rightly expect, Underground and Hush Hush to Maximise Insider PreInvestment/Parasitic/Piratical Return. :-) .... which appears to be the Default Capitalist Market Strategy in such Matters.