HP continues ‘adaptive enterprise’ software spending spree

12 March 2004 Hewlett-Packard (HP) has expanded its adaptive enterprise division still further by buying user-provisioning software company TruLogica. HP will add the company’s technology to its OpenView Select Access software.

It did not disclose the terms of the deal.

HP has made a series of acquisitions in recent months as part of its Adaptive Enterprise strategy, including management software companies Novadigm and Consera, as well as German services company Triaton.

TruLogica is known for its innovative approach to user provisioning; when granting user privileges, its flagship product Concero looks at the broader nature of how individual businesses operate, rather than just the user’s role in the company. As with other identity management software, Concero promises to automate tasks that would manually take days, reducing the timescale to mere hours.

As well as these features, HP said TruLogica’s self-service capabilities and automated password reset and synchronisation system also made it an attractive purchase.

Observers have noted that HP needs such acquisitions to avoid being left behind by companies such as IBM and Novell, which invested much earlier in identity management.

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