IBM boosted its software portfolio for small and medium-size businesses with plans announced Friday to acquire Net Integration Technologies, a software vendor in Markham, Canada.
Net Integration Technologies, which offers business management tools, will be become part of IBM's Lotus division when the deal closes, which is expected to occur this quarter. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
"We plan to use the technology to go after Microsoft in the small business server market," said Michael Rhodin, general manager at IBM's Lotus Software division during a conference call about the acquisition. IBM could use the technology to compete with Microsoft's Windows Small Business Server, which provides collaboration, e-mail and communication tools.
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