Interesting - while Tacit was never a broad-based success on the market, it was considered unique in its underlying discovery, correlation and brokering engine. The acquisition should augment the capabilities Oracle had acquired from BEA regarding its Pathways product. I would imagine that ultimately - the assets will find their way into products other than Beehive - namely WebCenter (given its focus on Enterprise 2.0).
Enhances Oracle Beehive with Expertise Location Capabilities
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif – Nov 3, 2008
Today Oracle announced that it has acquired the intellectual property assets of Tacit Software.
Tacit Software’s unique automated profiling technology is an expertise location solution that helps organizations uncover new opportunities for collaboration.
Oracle plans to integrate Tacit Software into Oracle Beehive, a secure, integrated, standards-based enterprise collaboration platform.
The combined solution is expected to enable enterprises to make effective and immediate use of the knowledge present in their people, messaging and content.
Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.