IBM acquires Promontory

At first glance, this is an odd marriage. Former regulators paired with data geeks? And at second glance, it looks odder still. Promontory was Gene…

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At first glance, this is an odd marriage. Former regulators paired with data geeks? And at second glance, it looks odder still. Promontory was Gene Ludwig’s baby. It was run like the quintessential private consulting firm, with cards held closely to the chest – and now it’s being bought by a public company? The blogosphere is crackling with theories: Couldn’t Gene find a successor?

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