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IBM Acquires Ubiquity’s DORANA Product Line


ARMONK, NY - 04 Oct 2006 - IBM today announced it has acquired the DORANA product line and associated assets of Ubiquity Pty Limited, a privately held company based in Melbourne, Australia. Financial details were not disclosed.

This product line acquisition advances IBM’s software asset management offerings, which help customers make informed software investments and decisions based on actual software use activity on both distributed and mainframe platforms. It also helps customers align mainframe software spending with business priorities, which is a key part of Tivoli’s service management strategy.

For example, if a brokerage group is ramping up its use of software resources, the company can spot this well ahead of time, plan for it, and determine when they will approach a contract threshold that will require them to pay for more software. Also, by gathering software inventory and use activity information, a company that just merged with another can discover software that is redundant, link it to associated contract details and use that information for future buying decisions.

The technology will enhance IBM’s systems management software portfolio and accelerate the delivery of asset management capabilities for System z software by helping organizations manage software costs and license compliance risk to align with changing business needs.

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