IBM Completes Acquisition of Isogon Corporation

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ARMONK, NY - 27 Jul 2005: IBM today announced the completion of its acquisition of Isogon Corporation approximately one month after reaching an agreement to purchase the privately held company based in New York, New York.

Isogon is a leading provider in software asset management solutions for the mainframe. Isogon technology enables customers to align software spending with business priorities by automatically tracking inventory and measuring usage of software running on mainframe computers. Isogon technology will play a key role in IBM's IT service management strategy, which is focused on automating and integrating IT processes throughout an enterprise.

Isogon technologies will be integrated into the IBM Tivoli service management software business immediately, and products incorporating Isogon technologies will soon be available from IBM and from IBM Business Partners.

With this acquisition, IBM will offer a comprehensive software asset management solution that can enable companies to gain a single, cross-platform view of software inventory, usage and licenses for their operating systems, middleware and packaged applications -- all through a simple common interface.

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