Associated Brand or category: Application and Integration Middleware (AIM)

Worklight is a provider of mobile software for smartphones and tablets. With this acquisition, IBM's mobile offerings will span mobile application development, integration, security and management. Worklight will become an important piece of IBM's mobility strategy, offering clients an open platform that helps speed the delivery of existing and new mobile applications to multiple devices.

Worklight accelerates IBM's comprehensive mobile portfolio, which is designed to help global corporations leverage the proliferation of all mobile devices -- from laptops and smartphones to tablets. IBM has been steadily investing in this space for more than a decade, both organically and through acquisitions. As a result, IBM can offer a complete portfolio of software and services that delivers enterprise-ready mobility for clients -- from IT systems all the way through to mobile devices.


Authorized product group: WebSphere Core

Announced on 31 Jan 2012

Closed on 27 Feb 2012

Transfer of business 2 Jul 2012*

Planned availability 15 Jun 2012*

* Dates are subject to change based on needs of the business.