Along with Mobile, and Communication, a key technology required by businesses moving forward is data analytics.
HP last year made a huge investment in a British data analysis company named Autonomy, HO believes so strongly in the data management concept, that it acquired Autonomy for $12 billion dollars, about a quarter of its own Market Cap.
Autonomy commanded a high price due to its track record and existing high profile clients, including the United States department of homeland security, an organization that can’t afford ANY data to be unfindable.
Salesforce, itself a young and dynamic company, has a record of buying or investing in tools that are on their way up, like jigsaw, heroku, manymoon, and others, so this attraction of theirs to InsightSquared indicates that InsightSquared may be the next great, lightweight, scalable tool for a company to use.
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