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Short Take: BEA buys Java start-up

BEA Systems has purchased a start-up that builds Java-based e-commerce applications. BEA bought Avitek, a 35-employee firm that makes sales automation and order entry software. BEA did not disclose the purchase price. The Avitek purchase is the third acquisition for BEA in three months. The company previously bought consulting firm Component Systems and a Java education company called Technology Resource Group.

BEA Systems has purchased a start-up that builds Java-based e-commerce applications. BEA bought Avitek, a 35-employee firm that makes sales automation and order entry software. BEA did not disclose the purchase price. The Avitek purchase is the third acquisition for BEA in three months. The company previously bought consulting firm Component Systems and a Java education company called Technology Resource Group.