Stories by Eric Lai, with Peter Sayer

IBM Sets Its Sights on High-End Analytics

If IBM's $1.2 billion <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9135985/Analysis_Analytics_weakling_IBM_pumps_up_with_SPSS_buy">deal to acquire SPSS Inc.</a> closes as expected later this year, the company will immediately transform from pretender into contender in the high-end analytics and data mining business, analysts said.