Live Visualization on IBM Acquisitions from 1999 to 2011

IBM has been acquiring many companies year after year,  the Matrix Plotter shows a visual analysis of the acquisitions based on their acquisition date, domains,country and continent. This online tool has been developed by IBM Research in collaboration with IBM Cognos Software. The tool proves to be very effective in analysis of big data (structured or unstrucutured) and helps provide a visualization to derive information from the data.As the data continues to grow, data analysis becomes more interesting to make future decisions. Some of the bigge$t acqui$ition$ for IBM were Informix, Rational, PWC , FileNet, BigFix, Netezza and a total of 100+ companies since 1999.

For more analysis we can use a Bubble plotter as shown below :

We can clearly see from the above two visualizations that IBM has acquired majority of IT companies from USA and Europe, during the period of 2004 to 2008 accounting for more than 50 companies. Many Eyes is a powerful tool to analyze such data.

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