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IFS Defence Ltd., a joint venture between BAE Systems and IFS, recently acquired iSC, a British custom software firm. However, some product integration issues

unsuccessful integration of acquisition  nature than IFS’s previous unsuccessful ones. Acquisitions of niche specialist companies, done to fill some functional gaps or to assert leadership in a certain vertical or geographic segment, usually make sense or justify themselves quickly. To that end, having originated from the realm of computer maintenance management systems (CMMS) for utilities in the 1980s, IFS has since become one of the leading suppliers of enterprise asset management (EAM) solutions, with a leading market share in the Europe,

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