The Dell Acquisition: Hot Topic on the Web!
If the sheer volume of this week’s Twitter buzz is any indication, it is clear that Dell Software’s acquisition of Tulsa-based StatSoft (announced three days ago) has surprised, impressed, and befuddled many an observer of the advanced analytics space.
Within hours of Dell’s press release this past Monday morning, plenty of forward-thinking statements and opinions were already being expressed as bloggers and journalists trumpeted the information across social media channels.
For your reading pleasure, here is a short list of just some of the feedback I’ve been able to keep up with. To help you decide what to read, I have taken the liberty of noting what I found to be quick takeaways.
- Dell Boosts Big Data Holdings with StatSoft Purchase
by Todd Nevins
QUICK TAKEAWAY: Dell’s “biggest move yet”
- Dell Acquires StatSoft, Continues Push Toward Cloud and Software Services
by Shawn Hessinger
QUICK TAKEAWAY: Author wonders about impact to “small businesses.”
- Dell Acquires StatSoft
by Martin Butler
QUICK TAKEAWAY: “The StatSoft acquisition is a good move.”
- Dell Expands to Predictive Analytics with StatSoft Buy
by Jennifer LeClaire
QUICK TAKEAWAY: Includes Pund-IT Principal Analyst Charles King’s thoughts about the acquisition.
- Dell makes an uninspired acquisition of data-mining specialist StatSoft
by Derrick Harris
QUICK TAKEAWAY: Author thinks (wrongly) that corporate age and technical relevancy have an inverse relationship.
- Dell Made a Smart Move Buying StatSoft
by Virginia Backaitis
QUICK TAKEAWAY: “StatSoft holds the key that opens the door to computing’s third wave.”
- Dell jumpstarts advanced analytics strategy with StatSoft buy
by Maria Deutscher
QUICK TAKEAWAY: “Today’s acquisition of StatSoft signals [Dell’s] intent to leave the sidelines and establish a solid foothold for growth…on the mid-market.”
- Dell acquires StatSoft and the list of predictive platform vendors gets even shorter…
by Simon Arkell
QUICK TAKEAWAY: Author addresses the value and shortage of platform-based vendors (like StatSoft) as industry consolidates.