IBM Acquires Cognos

IBM has boosted itself into the top tier of business intelligence (BI) with the announced acquisition of Cognos Inc. for $5 billion. IBM said Cognos will be integrated into its information management software division.

Cognos has long been a leader in BI, which is the ability to use stored data to glean clues about the performance of a particular aspect of business. Its acquisition by IBM follows similar acquisitions by other large enterprise software companies this year; software giant SAP AG acquired Business Objects SA and Oracle snapped up Hyperion Solutions.

Do you use BI software with your databases? Are you concerned about the acquisition of your preferred BI vendor? Let me know at [email protected].

Posted by Peter Varhol on November 13, 2007 at 11:57 AM


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