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IBM Buys Database-as-a-Service Startup Compose
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Susan Fourtané
Susan Fourtané,
User Rank: Author
7/26/2015 | 5:20:01 AM
Re: long history of buying innovation.
Curt, I believe speed and saving time rather than money are the most important factors for IBM. They are expanding in different areas and this acquisition is part of a largest project pro IBM innovation. -Susan
Curt Franklin
Curt Franklin,
User Rank: Strategist
7/23/2015 | 10:08:49 PM
Re: long history of buying innovation.
@nasimson, I think IBM is right in seeing acquisition as a much faster and less expensive path than growing their own talent to the features that the customers want. I believe that the real key to success will be the extent to which they're willing to leave Compose alone -- and listening to my interview subject, I got the strong feeling that leaving them alone is precisely what IBM plans to do.

We'll see...
User Rank: Ninja
7/23/2015 | 10:05:37 PM
long history of buying innovation.
IBM has a long history of buying innovation. Not all those innovations end up being successful business lines. But thats how the game is. I guess when you have deep pockets you can afford this type of innovation.

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