By now, you’ve seen the news that IBM and HCL announced a definitive agreement, through which HCL will acquire IBM BigFix, along with other select IBM enterprise software products. The transaction is expected to close in mid-2019, subject to completion of applicable regulatory reviews.
Customer, partner, and employee reactions to the announcement have been very positive. We view this as a natural extension of our ongoing commitment to provide the BigFix product and community with first class innovation and technical support. In the last year, HCL’s engineering team has demonstrated continued commitment to our core value propositions with over 500 content deliveries and multiple key product enhancements.
Many of us have been associated with BigFix since the 2000’s and successfully shepherded the solution and culture ever since. As a matter of course, we remain committed to making BigFix the solution of choice for endpoint management.
Until the transaction closes, please consider everything business as usual, with IBM, HCL and partners providing our respective solutions.
Your loyal advocates and fellow BigFix Enthusiasts,
Kristin Hazlewood and Mark Phinick
Vice Presidents of BigFix Development and Sales