IBM adds MDM vendor to analytics base

IBM has acquired Initiate Systems, a privately-held vendor of master data management software, for an undisclosed sum. The 30th acquisition made by the business, it brings on board a supplier of data integrity solutions for healthcare and government organisations.

“With the addition of Initiate’s software and its industry expertise, IBM will offer clients a comprehensive solution for delivering the information they need to improve the well-being of patients at a lower cost,” says Arvind Krishna, general manager, Information Management, IBM. “Similarly, our government clients will now have even more capabilities for gathering and making use of information to serve citizens in a timely and efficient manner.”

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