Micro Focus acquires another American data firm

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British titan takes it to the yanks again in expanding data management space

British firm Micro Focus has acquired GWAVA, an enterprise information archiving (EIA) specialist. This is the third North American company acquired by Micro Focus in less than a year.

The deal also quickly follows Micro Focus’ recent “merger” with HPE’s software business.

MicroFocus_LogoThe latest acquisition of GWAVA broadens Micro Focus’s portfolio in the high-growth areas of mobile, social, cloud and big data, addressing the growing governance needs of customers as part of their compliance, privacy and regulatory reporting requirements, said the company.

EIA specifically delivers the ability to archive all electronic business communication data in one central location including email, IM, texts and social media.

“Micro Focus has continuously made acquisitions that have allowed it to further develop its customer value proposition and extend its product portfolio,” said Micro Focus CEO Stephen Murdoch.

“Today’s organisations need to maximise the value of their existing IT infrastructure, while still embracing the opportunities presented by new technology so they can innovate faster with the lowest possible risk.

“The acquisition of GWAVA serves both purposes of protecting and further expanding value to our loyal customers, while adding leadership in the growth market of enterprise information archiving.”