In a rather low key press release Hexagon announced they had purchased a 25% interest in Blom ASA – one of the leading European geospatial service providers. Hexagon CEO Olla Rollen stated that data is very important to their customers, especially Intergraph.
It will be interesting to see how this is positioned next week at the Hexagon 2012 User Conference. I will be attending Monday – Thursday. This is quite a departure from the current business model of hardware and software to the services business. Stay tuned.