Yesterday was…interesting…

As some of you can imagine, yesterday was rather interesting after the announcement that IBM intended to acquire Telelogic. Being a product manager in the systems space, this meant customer questions at the conference. It also meant sudden, last minutes, internal meetings to ensure everyone understood what it meant, mainly “business as usual”.

In general, I have received good feedback regarding this – and I think it is a great opportunity for both companies. Of course, I can’t make any plans regarding this (or anyone else at IBM for that matter) as it has not yet happened…but one can not help thinking…

IBM to acquire Telelogic

Now this is big news in the Systems space!

Very early this morning, IBM has announced its intent to acquire Telelogic AB. I would recommend you have a look at the press releases around this.

It was also announced this morning during the Rational Software Development Conference keynote address by Rational’s general manager, Dr. Danny Sabah. Being in this space, I feel a bit bad for Watchfire’s acquisition last week as it got a bit eclipsed…

Of course, as an IBM employee, I can not comment much about this. However, this is just an intent and still has to pass some conditions before it happens. So for now, it’s business as usual!

I guess this means people may stop asking if we are serious about the systems space…or at least, I hope!