IBM completes 20th acquisition to power information-on-demand


IBM completes 20th acquisition to power information-on-demand

Antony Savvas

IBM has completed its acquisition of FileNet, a buy that will help it improve its Information on Demand initiative.

FileNet is a leading provider of business process and content management systems, and its operations will be integrated into IBM's Information Management software business.

IBM has now completed 20 strategic acquisitions in support of Information on Demand.

FileNet should enhance IBM's ability to meet increasing client demand for a combination of content- and process-centred business process management capabilities, driven by changing governance and compliance requirements.

The need to integrate content-centric business processes with enterprise applications is another driving force, said IBM.

IBM is integrating its business process management and service oriented architecture (SOA) technologies with the FileNet platform, to allow customers to access content wherever it may reside and use it in the context of business processes.

This will enable clients to achieve effective compliance, archiving and document retention, IBM said.

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