IBM, Business Objects Deepen Relationship

By Renee Boucher Ferguson  |  Posted 11-03-2006
IBM, which has pledged to invest $1 billion over the next three years on developing information management products and services, announced Nov. 2 a deal with business intelligence software developer Business Objects that should help further that mission.

The two companies plan to jointly develop and sell new business intelligence-based software using IBM's hardware, software and services.

At the same time, IBM and Business Objects plan to expand the Business Objects Center of Competency, a services organization that will be staffed by Business Objects and IBM services folks.

Business Objects Center of Competency is located at IBM's Pacific Development Centre in Burnaby, Canada.

IBM and Business Objects share thousands of joint customers.

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