IBM and HCL announced a definitive agreement under which HCL has acquired select IBM collaboration, commerce, digital experience, AppScan, & BigFix solutions. IBM and HCL completed the transaction on June 30, 2019. 

The full list of products and part numbers included in this transaction can be found here (PDF, 658 KB)

Please refer to the press release here (link resides outside of IBM) and the general FAQs here (PDF, 209 KB) for further information.


On 30 June 2019, IBM finalized the divestiture of select products to HCL, including Connections Cloud.  On July 16, 2019 HCL announced End of Service for this offering.

Please refer to HCL's end-of-service (EOS) announcement for Connections Cloud (link resides outside of IBM).  This announcement includes end-of-marketing and part number withdrawal for all the Connections Cloud and Dual Entitlement parts effective July 16, 2019.  Please see the Connection Cloud FAQs (PDF, 177 KB)

If you would like to renew on-premise, please contact HCL at

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