HP Finalizes Acquisition of Bluestone
- By Scott Bekker
continued to enhance its Internet software portfolio with the announcement on
Thursday that it has completed its acquisition of Bluestone Software Inc.
stockholders approved the deal on Wednesday in the stock-for-stock merger.
Philadelphia-based Bluestone Software is a provider of B2B,
B2C, and wireless open platform solutions. The solutions are mainly used by
customers to develop and manage open systems applications to support trading
communities and mobile transactions.
Through the acquisition, HP is adding J2EE-XML-based
applications, servers, and tools to its mix. HP’s current Internet software
offerings include service management software, Internet service tracking and
billing, and e-services integration software.
Bluestone’s software will now become the point of
integration for HP’s Internet software. HP Consulting will support Bluestone
technologies by providing implementation and integration services. – Jim Martin
Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.