IBM buys document-viewing software firm

|By:, SA News Editor

IBM (IBM -0.2%) has acquired Daeja Image Systems, a U.K.-based developer of software for viewing/annotating scanned documents and images.Terms are undisclosed. (PR)

IBM asserts Daeja's technology "makes it easy to view very large files," such as car accident photos and patient x-rays. The company will be added to IBM's sizable and growing enterprise content management (ECM) unit, which already offers document imaging/capture tools (among other products).

The ECM unit's rivals include Open Text (OTEX - also offers imaging software) and EMC's Documentum unit.