IBM buys UrbanCode to help businesses quickly deliver software

23 Apr 2013

Technology giant IBM is expanding its DevOps strategy, designed to enhance the software development and delivery process for businesses, with the acquisition of UrbanCode Inc for an undisclosed sum.

UrbanCode automates the delivery of software, helping businesses to quickly release and update mobile, social, big data, and cloud applications.

Under the deal, UrbanCode will be integrated into IBM’s SmartCloud and MobileFirst offerings.

“With UrbanCode’s technology, businesses can reduce the cycle time it takes to get updates or new applications into market, from months to minutes,” IBM said. 

“This approach is designed to help reduce cost and risk, while helping address changing client needs by enabling a company to rapidly incorporate feedback into and improve the overall quality of their applications and services.”

UrbanCode is a privately held company based in Cleveland, Ohio.

Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic