UNICOM® Global Acquires IBM® Data Collection Suite from IBM Corp.

Acquisition is the 6th Transaction between IBM and UNICOM in 24 months


MISSION HILLS, CA – October 31, 2015 – UNICOM Systems, Inc. (“UNICOM”), a Division of UNICOM Global today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with IBM Corporation to acquire the IBM Data Collection suite of products. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

IBM Data Collection is used by customers worldwide to quickly and efficiently acquire clean data for predictive analytics to gain a deeper understanding of people's attitudes, preferences and opinions so valuable insight can be included in decision-making processes. Offering both an on premise and Software as a Service (SaaS) option, IBM Data Collection is the keystone to enterprise-quality sampling and intelligence gathering.

“UNICOM is very excited to acquire the IBM Data Collection technology to continue to build on our analytics offerings,” said Mr. Corry Hong, founder, president and CEO. “The world’s leading market research companies depend on the IBM Data Collection suite of products and UNICOM will continue to expand and enhance the offerings to adapt to the latest technologies. UNICOM and IBM have established a strong record of successful transitions with our previous transactions and will build on this foundation as we welcome the IBM Data Collection customers to the UNICOM organization.”

The IBM Data Collection suite of products will be available from UNICOM under the new brand, UNICOM IntelligenceTM, and full information, including customer registration, can be found at UNICOM intends to implement a dual strategy to enhance both the on premise and SaaS versions of the product.

teamBlue_400.pngThe UNICOM Intelligence solutions will be part of UNICOM System’s TeamBLUETM organization. TeamBLUE brings a blend of world-class solutions and global teams together with a unified commitment to technology excellence and a history of customer success. Formed from several recent UNICOM acquisitions with IBM, TeamBLUE integrates its heritage of best practices, customer excellence and technical skills across UNICOM's divisions to deliver greater value to customers throughout the world.

The acquisition of the IBM Data Collection suite of products expands and builds on UNICOM’s strategic IT capabilities and offerings which will benefit UNICOM customers, technology and supply-chain partners. UNICOM continues to grow through leadership, capital, and its global presence thereby strengthening existing relationships with Fortune 500 and Global 2000 commercial customers, as well as with OEM, Support Providing Partners, other strategic partners, the U.S. Federal Government, State, Local and Municipal government entities, and with key healthcare providers.


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About UNICOM® Global

UNICOM Global consists of more than forty (40) corporate entities encompassing a wide range of businesses across all geographic regions. With its corporate headquarters in Los Angeles, California, to offices in Illinois, Kentucky, Florida, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Carolina, New Jersey, Texas and Virginia, throughout EMEA in the UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Switzerland and the UAE, and across Asia/Pacific with locations in India, Australia, Singapore, Korea, Thailand, Taiwan and the Philippines. UNICOM Global offers deep in-house resources and flexible IT solutions to our partners worldwide. UNICOM Global focuses on acquiring and integrating mature and growing mid-cap NASDAQ, London Stock Exchange AIM and German publically-traded companies in technology, financing, IT, real estate, and business services. Please visit our websites for additional information about the services, products and solutions that UNICOM Global offers:   UNICOM Global - Assets, capital and investment management   UNICOM Systems - IBM Mainframe software products   UNICOM Government (formerly NASDAQ: GTSI) - Government ITsolutions   UNICOM Engineering (formerly NASDAQ: NEI) Appliance platform2   UNICOM Science and Technology Parks   solidDB – In-memory relational database management system   U.S. Robotics - Data communications products   Memeo - Enterprise-grade Secure File Sharing for the cloud   Firetide - Wireless technology solutions for security and transportation   DETEC - Document composition products   SoftLanding Systems - IBM i software products   illustro - z/OS and z/VSE software products   Macro 4 (formerly LONDON: MAO) - Document Management products   iET Solutions - ITIL ITSM software products   Eden - Domino Notes and Open Systems products - Hardware, Software, Outsourcing and Professional Service   UNICOM Capital - Business and Financial Services