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IBM Bags Mobile Software Firm Worklight

International Business Machines (IBM) has announced that it is going with the proposed acquisition of Worklight - a private company that excels in smartphone and tablet applications.

Worklight's services enable its customers to come up with different versions of their apps for multiple smartphone and tablet OS platforms. In addition, the company is also known for providing its services to establish secure connectivity between smartphones (as well as tablet devices) and enterprise IT systems.

IBM announced that the deal is likely to be closed some time by the end of the running quarter itself. Neither of the companies however, disclosed the financial terms of the deal.

"What you're looking at is still a web page, but it's programmable enough that you get all the good stuff under the covers. We think that's going to be an interesting sweet spot," said Bob Sutor, IBM's vice president of mobile platform.

Robert LeBlanc, IBM senior vice president in charge of middleware software, on the other hand expressed his views with the words: "Now is the time to make IBM essential in the era of mobile computing."

Find the press release here.