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Cloud Expo Silicon Valley: Brocade today announced that it will acquire privately held Vyatta in an all-cash transaction. Vyatta is based in Belmont, Calif. and is a networking industry innovator through its software-based network operating system that is highly relevant for multiple a...
Private equity houses KKR, TPG Capital or Bain Capital Partners may be persuaded to take BMC private. Bloomberg says the company, which has a market cap of $6.5 billion, met with potential buyers last week. It also approached Oracle, Cisco, Dell, EMC and CA. Bloomberg says those st...
Private equity houses KKR, TPG Capital or Bain Capital Partners may be persuaded to take BMC private. Bloomberg says the company, which has a market cap of $6.5 billion, met with potential buyers last week. It also approached Oracle, Cisco, Dell, EMC and CA. Bloomberg says tho...
It all started with the notion of creating a Japanese version of Amazon Web Services. Well, you know how those things go. When you start developing it can lead anywhere and it led Midokura – sort of a Japanese contraction meaning Green Cloud – to drop the whole Amazon cloning bit and...
Microsoft said Tuesday that it’s going to buy privately held StorSimple and its Cloud-integrated Storage (CiS) solutions to advance its Cloud OS vision and help customers embrace hybrid cloud computing more efficiently. It did not say what it’s paying. As a gauge, the start-up rais...
Amazon is negotiating to acquire Texas Instruments’ abandoned ARM business, according to Calcalist, the Israeli business daily written in Hebrew. It says the companies are in advanced talks. According to the story Amazon wants to be a merchant chip house competing with Qualcomm, Sams...
During a merger or acquisition, plans must be made for the consolidation of the respective IT resources. Early planning is critical to completing this phase without negatively impacting the company's operations. The goal is that the resulting model actually enhances the IT operations w...
Cisco has bought start-up vCider for its expertise in developing virtual network overlay technology for secure data center infrastructure. The price wasn’t disclosed. GigaOm rates it as a counter to VMware buying Nicira, which, it says, “has strained the once close partnership between...
Somebody oughta buy Facebook one of these. SOASTA, a big cheese in cloud and mobile testing, has come out with mPulse. It’s supposed to be the first and only Real User Measurement (RUM) data analysis solution to deliver real-time information based on actual mobile user behavior. Na...
BMC Software has hired Bank of America Merrill Lynch to find somebody to buy it, according to the Wall Street Journal reports. The bankers are reportedly going after software companies and private equity firm to gauge their interest in buying all or part of BMC.
Effective immediately, 30 members from South Florida's leading brokerage and property management firm Flagler Real Estate Services, LLC (FRES) join Avison Young, forming the nucleus for Avison Young's entry into the Florida commercial real estate markets. The move further expands Aviso...
IBM has announced a broad set of global initiatives to better position clients to take advantage of cloud opportunities. This effort is aimed at further expanding IBM's cloud ecosystem, enabling organizations to develop solutions and services on IBM SmartCloud and PureSystems, built on...
IBM Monday said it’s going to buy Butterfly Software, a privately held data analysis and migration software firm in Maidenhead, England. It would be nice to know what IBM is really doing with its stockpile of analytics acquisitions or if it’s just taking them off the market. It ex...
Lenovo, the world’s second-largest PC vendor these days and pushing into tablets and phones, has made its very first software acquisition, picking an Indiana company called Stoneware that develops cloud solutions. Lenovo has been reselling Stoneware’s widgetry for the last couple of ...
Adobe Systems Incorporated has reported financial results for its third quarter of fiscal year 2012 ended Aug. 31, 2012. Adobe achieved revenue in Q3 FY2012 of $1.081 billion, within its targeted range of $1.075 billion to $1.125 billion. During the quarter, the Company drove faster...
Oracle is buying SelectMinds, a New York maker of cloud-based social talent sourcing and corporate alumni management apps that are supposed to empower recruiters, hiring managers and employees to leverage social connections for higher-quality referrals. Referrals are the #1 source of...
Salesforce.com bought a shadowy three-year-old Israeli data mining start-up called BlueTail in July according to All Things Digital, and made co-founder and CTO Alon Talmor chief data scientist at its Data.com unit. The joint’s other co-founder Koby Ben-Zvi is now VP, product strateg...
According to Dan Vesset, program vice president for IDC's Business Analytics Solutions, the business analytics software market "has crossed the chasm into the mainstream mass market." In 2011, Vesset explains, the business analytics market extended its post-2009 recovery with anothe...
Different factors are driving changes for businesses who need to continuously adapt to them. Not having the right talent available is a challenge in being able to adapt to those changes. Efficiently managing the talent pool is an important to businesses that is leading to numerous acq...
Lenovo, which was just saying something about looking for strategic growth acquisitions, said Wednesday that it has struck a deal to buy Brazil’s largest consumer electronics maker, a group of three companies called CCE, for $148 million in cash and stock. The acquisition will make i...
In the past two years, international IT giants, including IBM, Oracle, EMC and SAP, have been engaged in an upsurge of acquisition in the big data market, spending more than $1.5 billion in acquiring related data management and analysis companies. Big data becomes a new hot term after ...
Good Technology, a provider of secure enterprise mobility solutions, has announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Copiun Inc., a privately-held innovator in secure mobile collaboration. Copiun solutions allow mobile users to directly and securely access file shares, Microsoft Sh...
Red Hat has bought the business process management (BPM) technology developed by 10-year-old Polymita Technologies SL, a Barcelona start-up whose widgetry Gartner rated as having the “most unified architecture” and needing the “shortest implementation times in the BPMS market.” Red H...
Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has entered into an agreement to acquire Singapore-based NewsPage Pte Ltd (“NewsPage”), a provider of integrated distributor management and mobility software for the consumer goods industry in emerging markets. NewsPage provides software products to some of the wo...
Rackspace is going to acquire a two-year-old Y Combinator e-mail start-up called Mailgun. Terms were not disclosed but, aside from Y’s seeding, it looks like the fledgling only raised $1.1 million last year. Mailgun provides a web service for integrating e-mail inboxes into apps li...
There are way too many PaaS options around, so AppFog has enveloped one of them and will suck up its technology. It’s acquired Nodester, the open source PaaS for Node.js, which it says grew 40% in the last 30 days. AppFog is using Nodester’s intellectual property to collaborate w...
Best Buy and its largest single shareholder, Richard Schulze, its founder and ousted chairman who wants to buy the struggling consumer electronics chain for around $9 billion – $24 to $26 a share – have smoked the peace pipe. Best Buy is going to let Schulze form an investment group ...
IBM is following in the recent footsteps of Oracle, SAP and Salesforce.com and buying a cloud-based talent recruiting and management platform. Its pick is Kenexa which also sells consulting. It’ll pay about $1.3 billion or $46 a share, a 42% premium to Kenexa’s close on Friday so you...
Liaison Technologies has acquired Hubspan figuring that the merger of the two integration companies will create the pure-play leader in the fast-growing cloud-based business integration sector. Terms were not disclosed. Hubspan was founded in 2000 and is credited with building the ...
"Amazon Glacier changes the game for companies requiring archiving and backup solutions because you pay nothing upfront, pay a very low price for storage, are able to scale up and down whenever needed, and AWS handles all of the operational heavy lifting required to do data retention w...
EMC has $5.65 billion in cash in the bank and Bloomberg says it wants to buy security software houses with it to fuel growth. COO Joe Goulden told the wire service last month that security is the biggest area for potential acquisitions since the company already had “all the key par...
How much flash (or DRAM) based Solid State Device (SSD) do you want or need? IBM recently took a flash step announcing it wants and needs more SSD capabilities in different packaging and functionality capabilities to meet the demands and opportunities of customers, business partne...
There is a new (free) book that I'm a co-author of along Bruce Grieshaber and Larry Jacob (both of LSI) along with foreword by Harry Mason of LSI and President of the SCSI Trade Association titled SAS SANs for Dummies compliments of LSI. This new book (ebook and pri...
Researchers Show How to Crack Android Encryption – Thomas Cannon and Seyton Bradford have successfully shown brute force attacks against Android encryption at DEFCON.  Because Android encryption is based on the Linux dm-crypt, it is easily broken on either Android 3.x or 4.x devi...
Recently, another potential customer request came in. The customer has 3 offices located in different regions, all in the US. They have a need to share Microsoft Office files such as Word, Excel, Power Point files from each office into a central
Network management is important to cloud computing success. Software defined networks and data center fabrics all help in helping manage cloud initiatives better. Acquisitions in the cloud computing space have been picking up recently as technology companies look to offer end-to-end s...
VMware has struck again. After buying Nicira for $1.26 billion two weeks ago in a threat to Cisco’s networking hegemony, it’s now bought Pattern Insight’s Log Insight analytics and log management platform, team and technology on undisclosed terms. The widgetry can analyze web-scale...
BMC just bought Varalogix, a two-year-old self-funded start-up and near neighbor located in Austin, Texas, where BMC has acquired a couple of other DevOps companies in the last couple of years that mesh with its latest prize. Varalogix and its purpose-built VaraLogix Q widgetry does ...
Apple is in talks to acquire Pinterest rival, The Fancy, according to Business Insider. The fast-growing social e-commerce site is backed by Twitter creator and Square co-founder Jack Dorsey and Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes. The 20-man start-up calls itself “part store, blog, ma...
DecisionPoint Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: DPSI), a provider and integrator of Enterprise Mobility, Wireless Applications and RFID solutions, has announced that it has acquired Tulsa, OK based Illume Mobile Software ("Illume Mobile"), a division of MacroSolve, Inc. effective July 31, 2012. ...