OREANDA-NEWS. IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced it has completed the acquisition of TIMETOACT GROUP’s digital workplace hub, XCC - Web Content & Custom Apps Extension. The technology will join the IBM Connections Cloud platform and scale globally through the launch of a new offering called the IBM Connections Engagement Center – a single, accessible engagement center for organizational news and content.

The new offering will provide organizations of all sizes a single destination and intranet for personalized communication between a company and its employees, news sharing, embedded applications and other peer-to-peer collaboration.

IBM Connections Engagement Center is expected to be available in the third quarter of 2017, and will allow organizations to:

  • Increase employee engagement by drawing attention to important news, content from senior executives and employees of all-levels, resources, events, files, links and applications through a site tailored to each individual’s role or location.
  • Create landing pages for senior executives, such as the CIO, as well as for departments. These sites can be integrated into one view, and maintained by individual departments.
  • Encourage collaboration and dialogue among employees through integration with the collaboration tools that they are already using.
  • Allow anyone to easily create and maintain content that can be shared on the TIMETOACT GROUP product homepage.

“As digital technologies transform the way we work and live, the need for the digital workplace has become undeniable,” said Inhi Cho Suh, General Manager of Collaboration Solutions, IBM. “TIMETOACT GROUP’s XCC will strengthen the IBM Connections portfolio by providing tools organizations need to increase employee engagement and reduce content fragmentation, enabling individuals to work and communicate more effectively across their organization.”

“Enterprise collaboration should be at the center of any digital workplace, and what makes the new IBM Connections Engagement Center outstanding is that it is one platform for internal communications and enterprise collaboration alike,” said Felix Binsack, CEO, TIMETOACT GROUP. “With the resources and global reach of IBM, many more customers around the world will be able to engage with their employees and thus drive digital transformation.”

Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Specific product and pricing details for the IBM Connections Engagement Center offering for on-premises and cloud deployment will be available in the coming months.