CA buys Notes/Domino management firm Qxcom

CA buys Notes/Domino management firm Qxcom

Computer Associates International (CA) this week acquired Qxcom, a developer of management and administration tools for Lotus Notes/Domino groupware products for an undisclosed sum.

Under the deal, CA is acquiring 11 software products from Qxcom which assist users in the security and application database administration of large-scale Notes and Domino networks.

For now, CA will continue to sell the company's products, but over time it will integrate them with its Unicenter TNG Lotus Notes/Domino Option, an element of CA's Unicenter TNG network and systems management platform, said Marc Sokol, CA senior vice president of advanced technology.

"We consider Notes a strategic platform," Sokol said, adding that many large companies have a large investment in Notes networks that need to be efficiently managed from one central console, which Unicenter TNG provides. Integrating the tools into Unicenter TNG will reduce the need for additional dedicated Notes network administrative staff, Sokol said.

He declined to provide specifics on Qxcom revenues and size, but said it is "a very small company". Qxcom could not immediately be reached for comment.

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