According to IBM, Bluetab whose customer base spans across brands in the banking, telecommunications, as well as energy and utilities industries in Spain, Mexico, Peru and Colombia – will become a strategic part of its data services consulting practice to further advance its hybrid cloud and AI strategy.
“The outside-in digital transformation of the past is giving way to the inside-out potential of using company-owned data with AI and automation to generate business value and create intelligent workflows, IBM Service. Our acquisition of Bluetab will fuel migration to the cloud and help our clients to realize even more value from their mission-critical data,” said Mark Foster, Senior Vice President, IBM Services and Global Business Services.
Founded in 2005, Bluetab is claimed to help enterprises drive more value from their data through the transformation of their on-premise data and analytics estates to hybrid multi-cloud data platforms using a combination of public cloud providers and technologies including Red Hat OpenShift.
“The key to solving data challenges for our clients has been the exceptionally talented and experienced team we have been able to build as well as the value-added accelerators we have developed. We could not be more excited by the opportunity that IBM offers us to continue to grow our team, to build on our accelerators and to help more clients achieve leadership positions by leveraging their data,” said José Luis López, Bluetab co-founder.
With an undisclosed financial details, Bluetab’s data experts are to join IBM Global Business Services to capitalize on the rapidly growing data services market opportunity upon the close of the transaction, which is planned for the third quarter of 2021. However, the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions including regulatory clearance.