After a quiet few months, IBM (IBM +1.7%) looks like it may be cranking the deal machine again...

|By:, SA News Editor

After a quiet few months, IBM (IBM +1.7%) looks like it may be cranking the deal machine again after news that it is buying Cúram Software, a provider of organizational software for government projects. This and two other recent acquisitions follow IBM’s pattern of eschewing huge Hail Mary deals in favor of scooping up relatively small software companies by the handful.