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Apple, Microsoft, IBM: 7 Big Analytics Buys You Need to Know

Apple, IBM and Microsoft have all made multiple acquisitions of analytics startups in the last year. Here's an overview of who they bought and why it matters to IT.
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IBM Buys Phytel


Date: April 2015
What it is: IBM describes Phytel as a provider of physician-led population health management software that enables providers to meet healthcare quality requirements and reimbursement models by delivering care based on evidence of what works best.
Why it matters: IBM is again adding another tool to its healthcare vertical toolkit for analytics. For healthcare-related companies that are customers of IBM, this addition could prove valuable.

(Image: Phytel)

IBM Buys Phytel

Date: April 2015

What it is: IBM describes Phytel as a provider of physician-led population health management software that enables providers to meet healthcare quality requirements and reimbursement models by delivering care based on evidence of what works best.

Why it matters: IBM is again adding another tool to its healthcare vertical toolkit for analytics. For healthcare-related companies that are customers of IBM, this addition could prove valuable.

(Image: Phytel)

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Analytics matters
The big giants are deploying for the future - indeed the analytics matters. Without proper analytics, you cannot draw real value and squeeze valuable information from data mess. This is the essence of big data.
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