Logicalis Offers Customers a Smarter Future With Acquisition of Inca Software

March 21, 2011 No Comments

SOURCE:  Logicalis

Logicalis UK, the international solutions provider, has agreed to acquire Inca Software from Avisen Plc. The acquisition creates one of the first UK system integrators capable of delivering the full suite of next generation business transformation tools; analytics, collaboration, and cloud.

Founded in 2002, Inca is the largest and most successful UK IBM Cognos partner. In 2010, Inca achieved the prestigious IBM Premier Business Partner status and is recognised as the UK IBM Cognos partner of choice. In December 2010, Inca received the IBM EMEA Business Partner Excellence Award, in recognition of its overall success in the market and for the innovative business analytics solutions provided to customers working with IBM.

Business analytics turns the rapid growth in creation and collection of raw data into business information, intelligence and value, enabling private and public sector organisations to dramatically improve how they see themselves, their customers, or their citizens. Business Analytics forms one of four key growth strategy pillars of IBM, which also include Smarter Planet, Growth Markets, and Cloud.

Tom Kelly, Managing Director of Logicalis UK, explains; “The recent media coverage of the UK census is a perfect example of where the massive creation and collection of data, in this case about citizens, is beyond government or private sector organisations’ ability to analyse it and create value outcomes from it. The consensus about the census is that the data government needs for future planning already exists but, because it lives in silos, it cannot be easily collated and leveraged in the context of the 2011 census. This results in the country having to spend millions of pounds and millions of hours filling out forms. We believe that the use and growth of business analytics changes this paradigm completely.

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