Slashdot: Monsanto expanding its data analytics

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Monsanto is more infamous for growing its genetically modified crops than its use of software, but a series of corporate acquisitions and a new emphasis on tech solutions has transformed it into a firm that acts more like an innovative IT vendor than an agribusiness giant. They are a good example of how agribusiness companies are getting interested in data analytics that I wrote about for Slashdot last year.

Before an audience of entrepreneurs and civic leaders at a downtown St. Louis tech incubator entitled, “The Role of IT in Modern Agriculture,” Jim McCarter (the Entrepreneur in Residence for Monsanto) reviewed where the company’s IT efforts are going.

You can read my story posted in Slashdot today here about some of the nifty things they are doing.

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