Our sponsor of the Sydney Data Miners; SPSS (now part of IBM Analytics) is holding the “Predictive Analytics Agenda” event on the 12th May in Melbourne and the 18th May in Sydney.
This is a complimentary event that offers an inside look at how predictive analytics works and the way in which its deployment can help your organisation win more customers, increase revenue, reduce risk and make smarter decisions.
You’ll hear real world case studies, learn effective predictive analytics strategies and see the latest technologies in action. Join us for this live event to explore strategies and technologies to help you stay ahead of the competition and succeed.
Register Here: http://www.ibm.com/au/theagenda
Filed under: Analytics, Business Intelligence, Data, Datarati, Predicitive Modelling, Segmentation | Tags: IBM, SPSS
IBM is buying analytics software and solutions provider SPSS in an all cash transaction at a price of $50/share – a 42 percent premium to Monday’s closing price of $35.09 on Nasdaq – resulting in a total cash consideration in the merger of approximately $1.2 billion.
The acquisition is subject to SPSS shareholder approval, regulatory clearances and other closing conditions, and is expected to close later in the second half of 2009.