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Calligo Acquires Decisive Data, Beefs Up Data Insights Services

This is Calligo's 10th acquisition since it launched in 2012, and the fifth during the pandemic.

Edward Gately

February 17, 2021

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Calligo is buying Decisive Data, the provider of data analytics, data science and visualization.

This is Calligo’s 10th acquisition since it launched in 2012. Furthermore, it’s the company’s fifth during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The acquisition will grow Calligo’s U.S. market presence. In addition, it will increase Calligo‘s data insights capabilities as an MSP.

Calligo, which didn’t say what it’s paying for Decisive Data, will integrate the company with its existing data insights team.

Julian Box is Calligo‘s founder and CEO.

Box-Julian_Calligo-2020.jpg“This acquisition is entirely in line with our pre-planned growth strategy,” he said. “The goal of this specific acquisition is to propel and broaden our pre-existing data science capabilities. We are purposefully strengthening our ability to deliver innovative, high-demand and high-value managed services beyond the traditional MSP maintain-and-secure model.”

Deep Data Insights

Decisive Data was established in 2008 in Redmond, Washington. It helps some of the largest global brands in technology, retail, telecom, health care and other verticals. The company uses deep data insights to make critical decisions and help businesses grow, become more efficient and profitable.

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“We fully intend to continue to nurture the strong, mutually-beneficial relationships Decisive Data has built over many years,” Box said. “Its standing with data heavyweights such as Snowflake, Tableau Software, Alteryx and Microsoft was one of Decisive Data’s most attractive features in this process.”

Calligo places great value in its partners’ contribution to its success, he said.

With Calligo’s outsourced IT services, data privacy services and data insight services, customers leverage data to make decisions, improve productivity, expand profitability, ensure data privacy and meet data compliance requirements.

“One clear outcome of 2020 has been the stretching divide between businesses that are able to make best commercial use of their data and those that are not,” Box said. “Agility, resilience, innovation and many other positive labels given to businesses that have succeeded in the last 12 months actually stem from one thing: their ability to investigate, interpret and act upon their own data. [Last year] was the ultimate proving ground for the well-publicized business benefits of data — so much so that its interrogation and use will now swiftly become table stakes for any ambitious business.”

‘Perfect Position’

Box said the acquisition puts Calligo in a “perfect position” to meet growing demand with an offering delivered as a managed service that provides full safety of customers’ data.

Alissa Seiple is Decisive Data’s CEO

“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,” she said. “Julian and his team totally understand this. And I cannot wait to see what’s next.”

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About the Author(s)

Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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