“My guess is that IBM will either wrap consulting services around ILOG SCM since IBM’s SCM practice is rather large (and since it was more of a service offering anyway) or investigate buyers and spin it off, though the list of buyers is probably pretty thin. SAP has relationships with SmartOps and Optiant, so I doubt it would want to jump in the fray. I doubt the offering is big enough to make much of an impression on Oracle.
I could see a venture capital (VC) firm getting its hooks into and merging it with something or trying to make a business around it. I doubt IBM would want to sell it to another big consulting firm, even the ones in India that might have fun with it. I’d say it is 80/20 that IBM keeps it versus spinning it off.”