Lexmark Jumps into Intelligence Work

March 25, 2015

I read “Lexmark Buys Software Maker Kofax at 47% Premium in $1B Deal.” The write up focuses on Kofax’s content management services. Largely overlooked is Kofax’s Kapow Tech unit. This company provides specialized services to intelligence, law enforcement, and security entities. How will a printer company in Lexington manage the ageing Kofax technology and the more promising Kapow entity? This should be interesting. Lexmark already owns the Brainware technology and the ISYS Search Software system. Lexmark is starting to look a bit like IBM and OpenText. These companies have rolled up promising firms, only to lose their focus. Will Lexmark follow in IBM’s footsteps and cook up a Watson? I think there is still some IBM DNA in the pale blue veins of the Lexmark outfit. On the other hand, Lexmark seems to be emulating some of the dance steps emerging from the Hewlett Packard ballroom as well. Fascinating. The mid-tier consultants with waves, quadrants, and paid for webinars will have to find a way to shoehorn hardware, health care, intelligence, and document scanning into one overview. Confused? Just wait.

Stephen E Arnold, March 25, 2015


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