Harris snaps up Big Blue’s i2 intelligence analysis

Harris has acquired the i2 intelligence analysis product portfolio of IBM, including the i2 Analyst’s Notebook, i2 Enterprise Insight Analysis (EIA) and i2 iBase platforms. The acquisition is part of Harris’ cunning plan to get into the defence, state & local law enforcement, maritime security as well as evidence management markets.

The i2 product portfolio, i2 executives and their global teams will form a new Harris business unit, i2 Group, which will operate independently.

Jean Soucy, Harris Group President stated: “The acquisition of i2 is important to Harris because not only is it a proven business with an excellent international team of experts, but it also provides Harris with a feature-rich intelligence platform widely deployed by an influential customer base. We look forward to working with our partners and customers to expand i2’s capabilities in this highly innovative space.”

i2 Group Programme Director, Jamie Caffrey, said: “The convergence of data and processes is transforming the industry. By integrating i2 into their existing networks, customers will be able to better leverage their data and will be empowered to unlock valuable insights that can translate into business success.”