IBM Acquires Bluetab to Expand Hybrid Cloud Consulting Services

To expand its hybrid cloud consulting services in Europe and Latin America, IBM has acquired Bluetab Solutions Group, S.L. Bluetab will join IBM’s data services consulting business as a key component of the company’s hybrid cloud and AI strategy. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

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Bluetab, located in Madrid, Spain, was founded in 2005 and has long-standing connections with prominent brands in the banking, telecommunications, energy, and utilities sectors throughout Spain, Mexico, Peru, and Colombia. Bluetab helps leading businesses get more value out of their data by converting on-premises data and analytics estates into hybrid multi-cloud data platforms that use a mix of public cloud providers and technologies, including Red Hat OpenShift.

“The outside-in digital transformation of the past is giving way to the inside-out potential of using company-owned data with AI and automation to generate business value and create intelligent workflows,” said Mark Foster, Senior Vice President, IBM Services and Global Business Services. “Our acquisition of Bluetab will fuel migration to the cloud and help our clients to realize even more value from their mission-critical data.”

Bluetab offers specialized data strategy, data fabric, and sophisticated analytics as part of its data and cloud migration services. To capitalize on the rapidly increasing data services market potential, Bluetab’s highly experienced data specialists will now join IBM Global Business Services.

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Photo José Luis López, co-founder of Bluetab
“We could not be more excited by the opportunity that IBM offers us to continue to grow our team, and to help more clients achieve leadership positions by leveraging their data,” said José Luis López, co-founder of Bluetab.

Bluetab provides the complete range of services required to create and implement “best-in-class” data solutions, thanks to “a strong engineering culture and a highly trained and motivated staff” of more than 700 data professionals.

“The key to solving data challenges for our clients has been the exceptionally talented and experienced team we have been able to build as well as the value-added accelerators we have developed,” said José Luis López, co-founder of Bluetab. “We could not be more excited by the opportunity that IBM offers us to continue to grow our team, to build on our accelerators and to help more clients achieve leadership positions by leveraging their data.”

The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions including regulatory clearance. It is expected to close in the third quarter of 2021.

“We have had the good fortune to engage with and develop long-lasting relationships with large organizations that value innovation and share our data-driven vision for the future,” said Tom Uhart, co-founder of Bluetab. “Over the years, we have partnered with our clients to help deliver transformation to hybrid and multi-cloud models enabling them to leverage value from their data assets.”

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