Thursday, December 18, 2003 | Green Pasture ahead for IBM doc management | Green Pasture ahead for IBM doc management: "IBM announced today that it has acquired Green Pasture Software Inc., a privately owned provider of document management software based in Corvallis, Ore.
The buy is IBM's third acquisition in less than two years in the enterprise content-management space. IBM purchased Tarian Software Inc.'s records management software in November 2002 and Aptrix's Web content-management software in July 2003.
The acquisition strengthens IBM's position in the $10 billion content-management market, which analysts say will be a huge focus for Big Blue next year. IBM has about 34% of the content-management market, according to Gartner Inc. IBM says it has about 9,000 companies using its enterprise content-management technology.
With products such as its DB2 Content Management system and Lotus Workplace Content Management, as well as a number of similar offerings to be introduced next year, IBM is poised to deliver the most comprehensive portfolio of content management capabilities, analysts say."

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