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IBM Buys Cognos

By  Nov 12, 2007

Topics: Data

Well, it's official - after months of speculation, IBM popped down the big money and bought Cognos, a leading supplier of Business Intelligence.

It's interesting to see these big purchases happening lately. SAP bought another big BI supplier, and I think that just leaves one or two independents out there. Is that a good thing? Hard to say. Microsoft has had it's BI built in for quite some time, and I've used it and SAP's BW, along with others. I have to say I like the integration part, because it makes my life easier. But I wonder if IBM will now slant things to work with their products better than others?

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