Tivoli Software gets its clients' fragmented IT systems into the cooperative spirit. A subsidiary of IBM, Tivoli helps its clients consolidate different IT products and systems (i.e. software applications, databases, servers, and networks) into a unified system; the improved system enables centralized management and monitoring of data, networks, disaster recovery incidences, IT security, and applications. The company also offers asset management, security, storage, and other software, as well as custom design services. It serves various government agencies and commercial industries, including aerospace, financial services, energy, and transportation. Tivoli was founded in 1989; IBM acquired the company in 1996.
Tivoli has, with the help of its parent, been expanding into new international markets; recent efforts include a push into developing markets like Mexico and India, where Tivoli is courting government agencies and has landed deals with such companies as Ranbaxy, DLF, and Grupo Nacional Provincial.
Since taking ownership of the company, IBM has bolstered the Tivoli product line with a number of acquisitions and through marketing initiatives. Since 2003, IBM has acquired more than a half dozen companies as part of an ongoing effort to strengthen and diversify Tivoli's offerings.