IBM buys data analysis company PSS

The company has confirmed its purchase of software maker PSS, which specialises in data analysis from a legal standpoint
Written by Larry Dignan, Contributor

IBM has acquired data analysis and cost-assessment firm PSS Systems for an undisclosed sum.

Privately held PSS provides software that analyses data governance policy and disposal of information. Its aim is to help companies meet legal requirements while maintaining their storage costs. According to IBM, PSS software is primarily targeted at chief legal officers as well as IT executives. PSS's premier suite is called Atlas, and its client list includes GE, ConocoPhillips and Pfizer.

The PSS portfolio will be added to IBM's Information Lifecycle Management product line, part of IBM's software unit. Information lifecycle management refers to the assessment of content, archiving, imaging and record-keeping, as well as analytics.

For more on this ZDNet UK-selected story, see IBM acquires PSS, bolsters information management portfolio on ZDNet.com.

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PSS's Atlas software analyses data governance policy and disposal of information. Photo credit: PSS/ZDNet.com

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