IBM Announces the Acquisition of Bluewolf, Cloud Consulting Firm

Bluewolf group is a cloud consulting company that focuses on providing their services to the businesses that uses Salesforce or some other cloud related software and applications.

IBM2GreatResponder.com  IBM the computing and services giant announces that it has come to a deal to acquire Bluewolf Group. It is a consulting company that focuses on serving businesses using Salesforce and other cloud software applications. Bluewolf will be added to IBM’s Interactive Experience, or IX unit, which is a part of the huge Global Business Services consulting division. Conditions of the deal were not disclosed, but according to sources well-known with the subject, IBM will pay somewhat more than $200 million.

Eric Berridge, Bluewolf’s CEO, said “the New York-based company was founded in 2000 and has been offering Salesforce-related services since 2002. The company has more than 500 employees, with offices in North America and other countries that include the United Kingdom, France and Australia.”

The Salesforce that is a San Francisco-based company established in 1990, was a pioneer in presenting software as an online service. From that time, consulting firms have boosted up to assist companies in customizing Salesforce services and put them together with other business systems. San Francisco-based Bluewolf was founded in 2000 with the goal of revolutionizing up the software consulting business.

In 2002 co-founder and CEO Eric Berridge get together with Marc Benioff, his former boss at software giant Oracle. The gathering resulted in the formation of Bluewolf’s practice, dedicated almost completely to serving companies install and more successfully use the Salesforce. It has now worked with around 9,500 companies.

Paul Papas, global leader of the IBM unit, said “its customers will benefit from the combination of Bluewolf’s expertise with other IBM services and activities, including mobile application development with Apple Inc. He further said “They now have the access to the full capabilities that IBM has to offer.”

Bluewolf team will join the IBM Interactive Experience, a unit of the computing giant’s global services arm that works with services from Salesforce, SAP and others. With the Bluewolf agreement, IBM has now accomplished 10 cloud-related acquisitions. It makes for the latest in a string of cloud-focused acquisitions by Big Blue in recent months.

IBM’s plan is to merge Bluewolf’s reach with its own cloud software and infrastructure capabilities. The agreement is probable to close in the 2nd quarter of 2016 and is subject to standard regulatory reviews.

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