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IBM acquires Worklight, eyes mobile device management

Larry Dignan

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 14:21

Worklight makes mobile development, middleware and management tools. Separately, IBM rolled out endpoint management software.

IBM said Tuesday it is acquiring privately held Worklight, an Israeli company that makes smartphone and tablet software.

Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, but the Worklight acquisition illustrates IBM’s larger push into the mobile space from development, management, security and commerce.

Worklight features a platform that can deliver new and existing mobile apps to multiple devices and secure the connections with the enterprise. Worklight makes mobile development, middleware and management tools.

In a statement, IBM touted its software to connect mobile apps, secure them and manage devices. Add it up and IBM is looking to be a major bring your own device player along with a bevy of other companies.

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http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/ibm-acquires-worklight-eyes-mobile-device-management/68265
 
Tags: Mobile Security, Global, EMEA, Mobile Applications, IBM, WorkLight, Mobile Device Management

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