IBM announced it has acquired all the outstanding shares of Presence Online Pty Ltd (doing business as Aptrix), a privately-held, Australia-based provider of web content management software. Financial terms were not disclosed. This acquisition will help accelerate IBM’s plans for the Lotus Workplace Content Development offering, a product that will be built based on the Aptrix technology. The Lotus Workplace Content Development software is available immediately. The acquisition has been finalized by IBM and Aptrix. Aptrix’s employees and operations, including offices in London and Massachusetts, will be integrated with IBM Software Group’s Lotus business unit. IBM anticipates that the Aptrix technology will soon come to market under the newly announced Lotus Workplace portfolio. www.ibm.com, www.aptrix.com

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