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

Please refer to the press release here and the FAQs here 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.  This announcement includes end-of-marketing and part number withdrawal for all the Connections Cloud and Dual Entitlement parts effective July 16, 2019.
Clients should be planning to migrate away from Connections Cloud, which will be shut down on July 16, 2020.
Please see the Connection Cloud FAQs

As you prepare for your migration off Connections Cloud, we will host a series of webinars focused on best practices for a successful migration.  The content in the webinars will be delivered by IBM and Business Partners who have tools you can use to complete your migration.  The link to join the webinar will be posted 24 hours in advance of the event. There is no registration required.  Replays will also be posted after the event.

Click here to view the schedule for the webinars.  Replays will also be posted after the event. 

If you have questions about your contract please contact IBM at

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

If you have any questions about migration options please contact

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