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For the third year in a row, we worked together with Pacific Crest Securities, an investment banking firm with a specific focus on SaaS, to survey 306 SaaS companies. This represents nearly double the # of respondents from last year, giving us deeper benchmarking data and insights to s...
Cisco on Wedesday announced its intent to acquire privately held Metacloud. Based in Pasadena, Calif., Metacloud deploys and operates private clouds for global organizations with a unique OpenStack-as-a-Service model that delivers and remotely operates production-ready private clouds i...
Compuware Corporation (Nasdaq:CPWR) and Thoma Bravo jointly announced that Compuware has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by private equity investment firm Thoma Bravo, LLC, in a transaction valued at approximately $2.5 billion. “Compuware is the clear established le...
Red Hat, Inc. on Monday announced Red Hat CloudForms 3.1, the next version of its open hybrid cloud management solution, available in September 2014. Red Hat CloudForms 3.1 extends enterprise-grade cloud management across private, public and hybrid clouds with additional management fe...
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. to acquire SmartThings, an open platform for the smart home and the consumer Internet of Things. SmartThings supports an open and growing ecosystem of developers, who are producing new types of connected devices and unique apps in the cloud that change how...
IBM on Monday announced it has acquired the business operations of Lighthouse Security Group, LLC, a premier cloud computing security services provider. Lighthouse Security Group's Gateway platform protects identity and data in an increasingly complex IT environment where more company ...
PTC has announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Axeda Corporation, a pioneer in the development of solutions to securely connect machines and sensors to the cloud, for approximately $170 million in cash. “The world we live in is changing around us, and the pace of t...
The Internet of Things (IoT) is giving rise to a whole new set of protocols for API access. Until recently, it was taken for granted that JSON is all-conquering and predominant. In my view, the popularly of JSON for APIs is as much to do with the widespread usage of dynamic languages o...
Oracle on Monday announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MICROS Systems, Inc., a provider of integrated software and hardware solutions to the Hospitality and Retail industries, for $68.00 per share in cash. The transaction is valued at approximately $5.3 b...
Red Hat, Inc., on Wednesday announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire eNovance, a provider of open source cloud computing services. Combined with Red Hat’s existing leadership in OpenStack, the addition of eNovance’s systems integration capabilities and engineering...
Red Hat, Inc. on Monday announced the launch of several updated system administration training courses and certification exams, to teach and qualify students on how to install, configure, deploy, and troubleshoot Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. The courses continue to feature a hands-on...
National IT infrastructure and cloud provider, Peak 10, Inc. (“Peak 10”) on Monday announced that private equity firm GI Partners (“GI”) has agreed to acquire Peak 10 from private equity firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (“Welsh Carson”). Peak 10 provides hybrid IT infrastructure ...
Infor on Tuesday announced the completed acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Colorado-based GRASP Systems International, Inc. ("GRASP"), a leading provider of automated patient acuity, workload management, patient assignment systems and consulting services to healthcare o...
Dell and Red Hat Inc. have announced the availability of co-engineered, enterprise-grade, private cloud solutions based on OpenStack, the Dell Red Hat Cloud Solution, powered by Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform. The companies also have extended their collaboration to enable...
TELEHOUSE has announced that New York International Exchange (NYIIX), operated by Telehouse as one of the largest neutral Internet exchange points on the East Coast, is now live and fully available at its 165 Halsey Street facility in Newark, NJ. Presently, NYIIX offers six robust loca...
WASHINGTON, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers, businesses and government agencies in the nation's capital continued to benefit from Verizon's 2013 investment of more than $100 million in its industry-leading fiber-optic and Internet Protocol-based networks.
CrowdMed, an online healthcare startup that harnesses the wisdom of crowds to help solve even the world’s most difficult medical cases, today announced the appointment of senior marketing executive Thomas Krafft as Vice President of Marketing to head and expand the company’s marketing ...
Intuit Inc. has announced financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2014, which ended Jan. 31. “With a renewed focus, our teams are now aligned against two strategic outcomes: To be the operating system behind small business success and to do the nations' taxes in the U.S. ...
Akamai Technologies has completed its acquisition of Prolexic Technologies, Inc., a privately held company based in Hollywood, Florida that provides cloud-based security solutions for protecting data centers and enterprise IP applications from distributed denial of service (DDoS) attac...
COMCAST’s recent $45 billion acquisition of Time-Warner Cable was big news in the Cable TV world, but it should be big news in the area of cloud computing and network diversity. Instead of looking at COMCAST as a cable TV provider, it is time that we should be looking at it as another...
Lenovo and IBM have entered into a definitive agreement in which Lenovo plans to acquire IBM's x86 server business. This includes System x, BladeCenter and Flex System blade servers and switches, x86-based Flex integrated systems, NeXtScale and iDataPlex servers and associated software...
Littlejohn & Co., LLC, a private investment firm based in Greenwich, CT, on Monday acquired Hostway Corporation, a provider of hosted information technology solutions to over 500,000 small and medium-size businesses and enterprise customers. Littlejohn will serve as an active sharehold...
Dell and Red Hat Inc. have announced the companies will jointly engineer enterprise-grade, private cloud solutions based on OpenStack to help customers move to and deploy highly-scalable cloud computing models. As part of the expanded relationship, Dell becomes the first company to OEM...
Ixia has announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Net Optics, Inc., a leading provider of total application and network visibility solutions. With the addition of Net Optics’ product portfolio, Ixia will offer industry-leading, comprehensive network visib...
I’m at that critical point in the lifecycle of my consumer mobile and web software projects and ideas: I need to build something in order to get funding, but I need funding in order to build something. Ugh. I’ve gotten as far as I can in my own projects without developers or investo...
Congratulations to Virident for being bought today for $645 Million USD by Western Digital (WD). Virident a nand flash PCIe card startup vendor has been around for several years and in the last year or two has gain more industry awareness as a competitor to FusionIO among others. Ther...
EMC Corporation has kicked off a 24-hour, around-the-world live broadcast announcing new products that help give customers the speed they need to lead their IT Transformation. Today's news includes revolutionary technology advances in the EMC VNX line of midrange storage, new capabilit...
In an Open Letter published yesterday, September 2, 2013, on The Official Microsoft Blog at Microsoft's TechWeb site, Steve Ballmer and Stephen Elop wrote to Microsoft stakeholders the following:: "Nokia and Microsoft have always dreamed big – we dreamed of putting a computer on every ...
"Bringing these great teams together will accelerate Microsoft’s share and profits in phones, and strengthen the overall opportunities for both Microsoft and our partners across our entire family of devices and services,” said Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO, as Microsoft Corporation and ...
“Due to the continued solid performance associated with Actuate’s BIRT and BIRT iHub business, as well as management’s confidence in the future of this business, we believe executing on this more substantial share repurchase program reflects our commitment to delivering value to our sh...
Kofax plc (LSE: KFX) today announced that it has acquired Kapow Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of data integration software. “As a successful market leader focused on providing smart process applications with the global presence and software assets needed to credibly execute th...
Let’s see, where were we? Oh, yes, Dell’s special committee had rejected a sweetened offer of $13.75 a share because it didn’t want to throw out the shares sitting on the fence that didn’t vote “yes” or “no” on the buy-out offer to take the company private, leaving it looking likely ...
CoreSite, provider of network dense, cloud enabled data center solutions,has announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013. Tom Ray, CoreSite's Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We are pleased to record a solid quarter of growth for CoreSite, and importantl...
Cisco, in a diversification move, is buying Maryland-based cyber-security house Sourcefire for $76 a share in cash and retention bonuses, paying roughly a 29% premium to Monday’s closing price of $59.08. The pair means to combine their widgetry to protect users everywhere – from any ...
IT automation house Puppet Labs has bought fellow traveler Cloudsmith and the two concerns are reportedly already functioning as single company. It’s the first time Puppet has swallowed a whole company even if Cloudsmith and its seven people are more like just a...
EMC is buying ScaleIO and its scalable server-based Elastic Converged Storage (ECS) software. It said it’s paying cash but not how much although the chatty Israeli business press put the price at between $200 million and $300 million. The start-up is supposed to strength EMC’s Flas...
AT&T late Friday said it had agreed to buy the pre-paid cellphone carrier Leap Wireless International whose widgets are sold under the Cricket brand. It’s supposed to pay $15 a share or roughly $1.19 billion, an 88% premium compared to Leap’s closing price of $7.98. However, Leap’s...
Reading my newsfeed this morning I noticed several articles talking about the cloud and the enterprise. There is no doubt that the area is heating up with more and more acquisitions (IBM buys Softlayer), investments (GE invests $105M in Pivotal) and fights over big deals (IBM vs. AWS f...
HDD maker Western Digital has agreed to buy STec and its NAND flash storage technology for roughly $340 million in cash or $207 million net of STec’s cash. At $6.85 a share, it’ll be paying a 91% premium to diversify out of the PC slowdown-created drag on its HDD business.
Microsoft and Nokia, which abandoned or rejected other operating systems for Microsoft’s Windows Phone smartphone system a couple of years ago, reportedly got a pretty good way down the road in their recent discussions about Microsoft buying its handset business before the talks fatall...