As with every acquisition, there are always differing opinions. Bill Hewitt, president and CEO of Kalido, had these comments about the acquisition:
"Informatica has long been rumored as a key acquisition target by one of the megavendors, but it has become increasingly clear that the megavendors have assembled their own stack of products to compete with their offerings. This acquisition is Informatica's attempt to level the playing field with IBM and Oracle by acquiring technology solely focused on managing customer master data, not every type of data. Informatica will level the playing field, but customers will be no more satisfied than they were before the acquisition. Informatica has focused on filling a niche - managing customer master data - while Kalido is the only independent MDM provider who can manage EVERY master data domain, giving customers the ability to have their master data management system match their business, not the opposite."
Posted January 29, 2010 12:00 PM
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