IBM reports it has acquired all the outstanding shares of Presence Online (doing business as Aptrix), a privately held, Australia-based provider of Web content management software. Terms of the deal were not announced.
IBM says the acquisition will enhance its Lotus portfolio with new Web content management software that will enable users to contribute and collaborate on assembling, approving and deploying content to a portal or Web site. Further, says IBM, the move will help accelerate IBM's future plans for the Lotus Workplace Content Development offering. The Lotus Workplace Content Development software is available now and combines Lotus collaboration products with IBM WebSphere Portal and DB2 Content Manager.