Some thoughts from Boston Corporate Finance on the IBM acquisitionof ISSX.

"We like this [acquisition]," said Murray Beach, President of M&A International, and managing director of Boston Corporate Finance (www.bostoncf.com), an M&A technology firm. "IBM continues to move boldly, rounding out its software offerings in the application management and security space. When combined with the Tivoli line and MRO software, IBM has created a very robust application/system management platform. IBM is advancing on a strategy to automate and standardize business processes across the enterprise using a hybrid software and services model, and ISSX's security expertise will help provide the important security aspect to this plan.

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