Today IBM announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Net Integration Technologies, Inc., a privately held provider of software server solutions based in Markham, Canada. Net Integration Technologies will become part of the Lotus business and extend our leadership in the SMB space. "Small businesses need superior collaboration technology as much as large companies do," said Michael D. Rhodin, general manager, IBM Lotus Software. "The difference is that it must be an affordable turnkey package that doesn't require a large investment in on-site IT expertise and resources. Net Integration Technologies meets that need for our SMB customers and represents a terrific business opportunity for IBM's business partners." Net Integration Technologies develops easy to deploy, essential solutions for small and medium businesses that help simplify file management, directory services, e-mail, backup and recovery, and other business tasks. The solutions are designed for small business customers with little or no in-house technical expertise.
You can read more about today's announcement in the press release on ibm.com.