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Calligo acquires US-based Decisive Data to accelerate Data Insights Services
By Will Gardiner on 17 February 2021
Calligo’s tenth acquisition is its first in the US and rapidly expands its data science service capabilities
Today, Calligo announces the acquisition of Decisive Data, a pioneer in data analytics, data science and visualization.
This is a significant acquisition for Calligo as it not only increases the resources and capabilities of our Data Insights team, but it also creates the most capable, accessible and compliant data insights service for modern businesses.
Who is Decisive Data?
Decisive Data was established in 2008 in Redmond, Washington, and now helps some of the largest global brands in technology, retail, telecoms, healthcare and other verticals to use deep data insights to make critical decisions and realize better outcomes in efficiency, growth and profitability.
What does the combination of Calligo and Decisive Data mean?
Firstly, combining Decisive Data's longstanding track record in data science with our own accelerates the development and broadens the skillsets of our established Data Insights Services team.
But what makes this offering special in the market is the combination of the two businesses' complementary heritages: data science and data safety.
Customers will receive not only powerful insights from which to make commercially-impactful decisions, but those insights will now come with the crucial reassurance that the data they are based on is secure, observes data privacy laws and is treated according to any industry governance requirements.
All this combined makes Calligo the natural choice for organizations of all sizes seeking innovative and strategic understanding of their data.
“I’m very pleased to welcome Decisive Data team members, customers and partners to Calligo, and am extremely excited about the capabilities being added to the Calligo portfolio. Businesses today are under tremendous pressure to maximize their capabilities and efficiencies as budgets tighten and markets become tougher. Data and its intelligent exploitation is the well-known solution, but only if done so responsibly, safely and compliantly. With today’s addition of Decisive Data’s talented team members and its technology to Calligo, we will accelerate businesses’ ability to cost-effectively ramp up their data insight efforts – all while ensuring that their data remains secure, private and observes all applicable data regulations.”
Julian Box, Founder and CEO of Calligo
“We are thrilled to be joining a like-minded company that has already established itself as a global voice for the centrality of data privacy and data governance in business. As the use of data becomes more complex, especially in a fragmented regulatory environment, data-first thinking must sit at the foundation of every business decision. Julian and his team totally understand this, and I cannot wait to see what’s next. The incorporation of Decisive Data into Calligo is a win for both our companies and a win for all of our customers.”
Alissa Seiple, CEO of Decisive Data
How does Data Insights fit alongside Calligo’s other services?
Calligo’s longstanding mission has always been to deliver a unique portfolio of services that supports a business’ more productive, more profitable and safer use of data throughout its entire lifecycle. Data Insights Services is arguably the most crucial part of this – and the most differentiating for Calligo as a service provider.
While Calligo’s Managed Cloud Services and IT Managed Services ensure that data is made reliably available to every user, within a full framework of security and governance, Data Insights Services then allow that data to be put to best commercial use through machine learning. This allows businesses to pursue the maximum benefits in productivity and profitability. Meanwhile, Calligo’s longstanding expertise in Data Privacy Services means that businesses have the confidence that from the point of creation and with every interaction, data is processed in full observance of data privacy requirements.
It is a focus and a combination of services that sets Calligo apart from any other managed services provider – and this acquisition accelerates that leadership of the market.
Calligo's Managed Data Services
We are the world's first end-to-end managed data services provider, with a global track record in improving organizations' productivity & profitability by making their data more available, secure and safe.
Data Privacy Services
Trust in safer data, that drives performance, innovation and growth
Outsourced IT Services
Make your data continuously and securely available to those that need it
Data Insights Services
Cut through the complexities of intelligent data use and innovate faster and safer