Yesterday, IBM launched the first of a number of integrated and optimized Smart Systems, this one aimed at data warehousing and predictive analytics. But the company said precious little about the feeds and speeds of what is inside this system, aimed at the business analytics and optimization (BAO) market. IBM admitted yesterday …
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"The Smart Analytics System will ship at the end of September, and it will eventually support the predictive analytics software that IBM is getting through its $1.2bn acquisition of SPSS. That deal is expected to close before the end of the year, and it is not clear how the SPSS software will affect the configuration of the BOA box."
What a very revealing paragraph and damaging paragraph? Surely SPSS should be supporting, as in steering/driving, IBM. Anything else is that hoary old chestnut which hinders Novel Entrepreneurial Progress, Embrace, Extend and Extinguish.