Feeds

No let up in Big Blue's software buying spree

IBM going Christmas shopping

Intelligent flash storage arrays

The year may be coming to a close, but IBM keeps the acquisitions coming with this week's purchase of risk management specialist Consul.

IBM said the acquisition of privately held Consul would strengthen its service management initiative by adding capabilities in data governance, compliance monitoring, auditing, and reporting in mainframe and distributed environments.

The deal is intended to help IBM assist customers in creating infrastructures serving Sarbanes-Oxley and HIPPA. Dutch-based Consul's trick is to consolidate and analyse data such as user activity and security logs, and to deliver alerts on who's using information. Consul will be folded into IBM's Tivoli software management unit.

Aside from improving IBM's risk management and compliance capabilities, the deal also delivers IBM a customer list of 350 organisations, spanning Ford, Kroger, Office Depot, Hanes, and Fidelity Bank. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. ®

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.
New hybrid storage solutions
Tackling data challenges through emerging hybrid storage solutions that enable optimum database performance whilst managing costs and increasingly large data stores.