IBM buys UK image handler software business

IBM is buying Daeja Image Systems, based in the UK, software specialist with tools to view large documents and images. Daeja is a privately held software company with headquarters in Milton Keynes, UK. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Daeja delivers software that helps line of business employees across all industries, especially data intensive ones such as banking, insurance and healthcare, get faster access to critical business information.

"IBM is continuing to lead the way in helping organizations access the content they rely upon for everyday operations," said IBM Enterprise Content Management Business Leader Doug Hunt. "The acquisition of Daeja will simplify how business data is viewed by department or line-of-business users."

The interactive features of Daeja software complement IBM's ability to mask and annotate documents and images to anonymize or protect sensitive data. A financial analyst, for instance, can distribute a spreadsheet for review by senior management. Reviewers can view the file and add comments as annotations before sending it back for further analysis. Meanwhile, Daeja software provides control over who can see and modify the document, providing security and privacy thoughout the process.

Daeja technology could allow an insurance agent, for example, to view car accident photos and images off-site to speed up the claims review process. Or a physician can review a patient's detailed charts or x-rays for more timely diagnosis and treatment.

"As a longtime business partner, Daeja has integrated its solutions with IBM solutions for more than a decade," said Stu Moss, CEO at Daeja. "With our combined strengths, we can help clients manage their data challenges and directly enhance IBM's key market initiatives for big data, mobile, and content management."