IBM (NYSE: IBM) is beefing up efforts to grow its “Smarter Cities” program by acquiring Irish software firm Curam Software.

Curam, which is based with Dublin, works with governments around the world to deliver social services. IBM says it will incorporate Curam’s solutions into its smarter cities package of offerings.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The two companies have worked together since 1999, and virtually all Curam clients use either IBM WebSphere software or IBM hardware.

According to Irish media, Curam reported more than $100 million in revenue last year. The company launched in 1990.

Curam’s “Social Industry Platform” solutions are used by more than 80 governments to deliver social services and also to monitor the programs.

IBM’s Smarter Cities program works with governments and organizations in attempts to improve coordination of data, use of resources and delivery of services.

Dublin is the location of IBM’s Smarter Cities Technology Center, which opened last year.

“We are working to help cities and governments at all levels transform the way they interact with citizens while improving efficiency,” said Craig Hayman, general manager of IBM Industry Solutions, in a statement. “We all have stories to tell about standing in long lines or making countless phone calls to gain access to government services, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Together with Cúram, IBM can transform the way citizens do business with government in a way that benefits everyone.”

Curam will become part of IBM’s software group. It has some 70 employees with offices outside of Ireland in Herndon, Va., Canada, Germany, Australia and India.

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