As he did last week when Informatica announced its acquisition of Siperian, Bill Hewitt, president and CEO of Kalido, again had a comment about this acquisition. Hewitt said:
"IBM continues to acquire companies in order to fill out industry-specific solutions, and this acquisition is no different. By acquiring a niche vendor like Initiate, they bolster their portfolio of industry-specific tools that help integrate data, but do little to provide a stronger information management platform for their customers. This acquisition will be delivered like so many others, with dozens of IBM global services consultants to 'knit' the patchwork of tools together.
"What neither Informatica nor IBM really understand despite these acquisitions is that customers are looking for solutions that deliver not only high quality data but the processes to maintain it - in short, data governance."
Posted February 3, 2010 11:48 AM
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