Earlier today, IBM (IBM) announced it would purchase Netezza (NZ), a publicly-held Massachusetts-based data analytics company, for $1.7 billion.
For IBM, Netezza is the most recent of 23 acquisitions by the company over the last four years, amounting to $12 billion. (Last week, the company bought OpenPages, another company in Massachusetts that creates risk and compliance software for businesses.) Analytics technology enables companies to observe and analyze past business performance so they MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Sep 20, 2010 11:38 AM ET
In the land of the rising sun, a widespread early adopter mentality has encouraged tech companies to think outside the box. Way outside the box. Here are six of the country's craziest gadgets.
When early adoption is brought up in American media, it focuses on the small, vocal group of consumers who need the latest tech products, and stat: the Apple faithful who queue up days before a product launch, MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Sep 8, 2010 5:30 PM ET
By Scott Moritz
Looking for a steady hand and a seasoned deal maker, Motorola (MOT) picked former AT&T (T) chief Dave Dorman as its next chairman.
Dorman will replace Ed Zander who retires next month, and work with Motorola CEO Greg Brown to spin off the company's mobile phone unit next year. Dorman has been a senior advisor with private equity shop Warburg Pincus for the past 18 MOREsmoritz - Apr 9, 2008 10:06 AM ET
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