UNICOM® Global Acquires IBM® Rational® Focal Point and Rational® PurifyPlus™ Solutions from IBM Corp.

Transaction Brings Over 2,000 Customers in 40 Countries to UNICOM.


MISSION HILLS, CA – December 31, 2014 – UNICOM Systems, Inc., a Division of UNICOM Global, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of two (2) software solutions from International Business Machines Corporation (IBM).  The acquisition from IBM’s Rational brand includes the Focal Point Product Portfolio and Program Management (PPM) solution, and the PurifyPlus dynamic Software Analysis Tools solution.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 

UNICOM Global’s founder, president and CEO, Mr. Corry Hong, expressed his appreciation for the strong cooperation between the companies in the newest transaction, the fourth and fifth acquisition in the previous 12 months. 

“This acquisition expands UNICOM’s business to another level, adding over 2,000 enterprise customers in over 40 countries who rely on these best-in-class solutions,” said Mr. Hong. “Our demonstrated focus and proven ability to seamlessly transition IBM’s customers in previous transactions, while adding immediate value to the existing solutions, exemplifies our commitment to our expanding relationship with IBM.  We have worked diligently to map out all necessary steps to ensure another smooth transition for customers.  UNICOM is very excited about both Focal Point and PurifyPlus, and the talented managers, developers and technical support teams which join UNICOM with this transaction, and look forward to dramatically expanding the rich capabilities of both solutions.”  

Focal Point provides comprehensive PPM capabilities to help organizations prioritize their investments, incorporating stakeholder feedback and delivering visual and objective information to support decisions, align resources and deliver the right solutions at the right time. PurifyPlus is a set of dynamic software analysis tools that improve application reliability and performance through memory debugging and leak detection, performance profiling and code coverage analysis. Organizations across all industries and geographies depend on both solutions as critical components to manage their business. 

The Focal Point and PurifyPlus solutions will be part of UNICOM System’s TeamBLUE™ 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, 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 Focal Point and PurifyPlus solutions expands and builds on UNICOM’s strategic IT capabilities and solutions 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 IBM® Corp
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About UNICOM® Global 
UNICOM Global consists of more than thirty-seven(37) 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, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Carolina, New Jersey, Texas and Virginia, throughout EMEA in the UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Finland, 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 IT solutions UNICOM Engineering (formerly NASDAQ: NEI) Appliance platform solidDB – In-memory relational database 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 Macro 4 (formerly LONDON: MAO) - Document Management products illustro - z/OS and z/VSE software products iET Solutions - ITIL ITSM software products Eden - Domino Notes and Open Systems products - Hardware, Software, Outsourcing and Professional Services UNICOM Capital - Business and Financial Services