IBM Adds Thousands of Business Analytics Consultants

Vendor seeks to aggressively grow predictive analysis business segment.

August 25, 2010

D.H. Kass

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IBM Corp. has added some 2,000 new consultants to its Business Analytics group so far this year, bringing to about 6,000 its total number of specialists working under an umbrella headed by Fred Balboni, the vendor's global leader for Business Analytics, the company confirmed.

An IBM spokesperson said that the vendor has hired about 1,000 dedicated business analytics people in each of the first two quarters of this year and expects to continue hiring.

In the past decade, IBM has spent some $12 billion on developing its business analytics technology profile and the vendor has made clear its intention to build a substantial business going forward around predictive data analysis. Read more...

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