IBM buys UK document viewing software maker Daeja

IT giant IBM has acquired Daeja, a UK-based image viewing software maker.

Daeja's ViewOne software allows users to view and annotate images and documents even if they do not have the relevant application on their machine. 

It is available as a Java applet, so it can easily be integrated into enterprise content or document management systems. ViewOne has been used as the image viewing system in IBM's FileNet ECM platform for ten years. 

IBM says the software allows users to access a large number of files, and files that are large in size. "An insurance agent, for example, can view car accident photos and images off-site to speed up the claims review process," it said. 

Daeja's software also supports access control management, so documents can be limited to only the employees that have permission to access them. 

“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.” 

IBM leads the enterprise content management sector by market share, according to analyst company Gartner, with 20% of the market in 2012. 

Pete Swabey

Pete Swabey

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