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IBM has acquired Chicago-based software firm Initiate Systems. Initiate helps healthcare providers and other government organizations manage and organize data across various sources. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. It appears that the acquisition is aimed at boosting IBM’s healthcare offerings.
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IBM has acquired cloud computing startup Cast Iron Systems to “broaden the delivery of cloud computing services for clients.” Cast Iron Systems provides a SaaS cloud integration software. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
IBM is acquiring Sterling Commerce from AT&T for approximately $1.4 billion in cash. Sterling Commerce applications streamline the commerce lifecycle from selling to fulfillment to payments. The deal is expected to close in the second half of 2010.
Coremetrics - a leading provider of web analytics and marketing optimization solutions is now part of the new Enterprise Marketing Management (EMM) group at IBM. This new group at IBM represents the rich combination of the Coremetrics and Unica solutions and is an integral part of IBM’s Smarter Commerce Initiative. Please visit our new home at www.ibm.com/marketing-solutions/ Product Families Web analytics Sophisticated analytics that provide businesses with real time insight into how consumers are interacting with their brands online.
IBM is jumping into the web analytics software space with the acquisition of San Mateo, CA company Coremetrics . With the purchase, IBM intends to expand its business analytics capabilities with Coremetrics’ cloud-based delivery platform, which enables companies to gain real-time insight into consumer interactions internally through social and other online media networks to increase the performance of their marketing campaigns. Financial terms were not disclosed.
IBM is making another acquisition today, buying up computer security software company BigFix. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. BigFix security software identifies all of a company’s PCs, laptops, server and then monitors and flags IT administrators when devices are not in compliance with corporate IT security standards. Its software promises to make security fixes across at least 500,000 machines in a matter of minutes.
IBM has acquired Datacap , a company that provides a data and document capturing and processing software. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Datacap software automates image and data entry from a variety of documents and forms, including medical claims, tax returns and highly variable documents such as invoices and shipping documents for more precise business outcomes. Datacap extracts and converts data from a number of file types, including email files, JPEG and GIF image files, and PowerPoint presentations in seconds. IBM says that the acquisition will help its customers “digitize, manage and automate their information assets, particularly in paper-intensive industries such as healthcare, insurance, government and finance.”
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IBM is continuing its shopping spree today with the acquisition of PSS Systems , a company that builds an information management software suite. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. PSS Systems’ software helps organizations manage information governance policies across massive amounts of electronic business information while avoiding legal risk, and discovery and data management costs.