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Savvis is buying parts of Ciber’s global IT Outsourcing (ITO) business for $7 million in cash plus a cash earn-out payment based on performance through December 2013. It’s supposed to expand Savvis’ application management services and help desk support. The acquisition includes cli...
Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The BIRT Company - delivering more insights to more people than all BI companies combined, on Monday provided additional details of the $30 million share repurchase program first announced on August 2nd, 2012. “Our hybrid open source enterprise mode...
There are many ways to convert local storage to cloud storage. For small data size, some will just do a simple drag and drop upload. For medium data size, some will setup two-way sync to cloud storage. For large data set, above methods are not
Amazon Web Services has announced new features for customers looking to run high performance databases in the cloud with the launch of Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) Provisioned IOPS. Provisioned IOPS (input/output operations per second) are a new EBS volume type designed to d...
Apple has quietly offered to buy publicly held AuthenTec Inc for roughly $356 million, according to an SEC filing discovered last Friday. Fourteen-year-old AuthenTec does sensor-based fingerprint authentication, encryption and identity management for mobile devices. Two weeks ago A...
Savvis and Ciber have entered into an agreement under which Savvis will purchase certain assets of Ciber's global IT Outsourcing (ITO) business for $7 million in cash at the time of closing, plus additional future consideration in the form of a cash earn-out payment based on results th...
A week ago VMware said it was buying Nicira for $1.26 billion for its cloudy software-defined network virtualization. Monday morning Oracle said it’s buying Xsigo Systems for its cloudy software-defined network virtualization. Oracle’s not saying what it’s paying and it’s unclear h...
Cloud application auditing and security company, SaaSID, has announced its partnership with big data and business analytics company, EMC Greenplum. EMC is a global leader in cloud computing, enabling the world's largest organisations to store, manage, protect and analyse their infor...
Oracle announced on Monday that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Xsigo Systems, a provider of network virtualization technology. Xsigo's software-defined networking technology simplifies cloud infrastructure and operations by allowing customers to dynamically and flexibly c...
Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX) has announced that its new LightPulse® 16Gb Fibre Channel (16GFC) Host Bus Adapter (HBA) technology is available for use across a broad range of Dell servers, storage and switches, designed to meet the demands of today's highly virtualised data centres, la...
VMware announced yesterday its plan to purchase Nicira. The deal is expected to close during the second half of this year. It includes $1.05 billion in cash and $210 million in assumed unvested equity awards. Nicira is a well-known start-up company and is considered a leader in network...
VMware has cut a deal to acquire privately held Nicira Inc and its cloudy open source network virtualization widgetry for $1.05 billion in cash plus roughly $210 million in unvested equity awards. So that makes a tidy $1.26 altogether. It’s VMware’s biggest acquisition ever and should...
RightScale has made its very first acquisition. It’s bought the free Scottish cloud cost forecasting web site ShopForCloud and renamed it PlanForCloud, fleshing out its management portfolio to help those struggling with cloud costs, which are always, as anyone will attest, complex. T...
Cisco’s biz dev chief Hilton Romanski said in a blog posting Monday that Cisco has acquired a pre-launch stealth start-up called Virtuata that got started in 2010 and is supposed to be good at virtual machine security. Thus armed, customer deployments of multi-tenant multi-hypervisor...
Salesforce.com is going to buy a two-year-old Nova Scotia start-up that just launched last September called GoInstant for a reported $76 million. The outfit does real-time shared web browsing, a slick answer apparently to the cumbersome WebEx. The start-up’s page on CrunchBase says...
Oracle said Tuesday that it’s arranged to acquire privately held Involver and its social marketing platform on undisclosed terms for its Cloud Marketing Suite. The deal should close this summer. Involver claims its licensed platform “supports 700,000 brands and agencies who manage ...
Microsoft is buying Perceptive Pixel Inc. (PPI), which makes large-scale, multi-touch displays, a new hardware line for the software giant. Terms were not disclosed. 3M is understood to be an investor in PPI. Kurt DelBene, president of Microsoft’s Office Division, said in a statemen...
Dell has won the bidding war for Quest Software agreeing to pay $28 a share, a 50 cent improvement on its last bid. That brings the price to $2.36 billion, which is what JPMorgan claimed the company was worth weeks ago. Insight Venture Partners, which offered $23 a share back in Ma...
"With this transaction," said Vinny Smith, chairman and chief executive officer of Quest Software, "Quest’s products and employees become the foundation for Dell’s critical software business." Smith's statement came as Dell and Quest today announced they have entered into a definitive ...
Red Hat said Wednesday that it’s arranged to buy FuseSource from Progress Software. Terms were not disclosed but they’re not material. FuseSource evidently has some open source integration and messaging widgetry that Red Hat thinks is valuable. Red Hat’s plans are fixated on appl...
Salesforce has bought SMB-focused corporate perks and employee rewards management start-up ChoicePass a year after the outfit drummed up $250,000 in seed money. Its site will be shut down on June 30 and the team that put the operation together sucked up into Salesforce according to a...
The money in play for Quest Software jumped from $2.17 billion to $2.32 billion Monday morning. The mystery bidder, believed to be Dell, that looked trumped a few days ago is back in the game after topping the $25.75-a-share offer made by Insight Venture Partners and Vector Capital, ...
Quest Software said last Thursday that it got an acquisition offer worth about $2.15 billion from an unidentified “strategic bidder.” Reuters claims the unidentified mystery bidder is Dell after talks to buy Quest broke down earlier. The $25.50-a-share cash offer bests the $23 a sha...
As rumored last week, Salesforce.com Monday said it’s going to buy Buddy Media for roughly $689 million in cash and stock. Buddy Media lets marketers manage their presence on social sites like Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube. They can publish content, place social adv...
Microsoft is supposedly paying upwards of a billion dollars for Yammer, the four-year-old business social network, according the Wall Street Journal Thursday night. It’s basing its story on unnamed sources.
Amazon Web Services LLC (AWS), an Amazon.com Company (NASDAQ: AMZN), on Thursday announced expanded free support for all AWS customers, reduced pricing on premium support plans and multiple new features to help customers better interact with and improve their use of AWS, including chat...
Citrix said Thursday that it has arranged to buy privately held Bytemobile for a mystery sum to get leverage in the global mobile data and video infrastructure market as LTE rolls out. Bytemobile makes data and video optimization solutions for mobile network operators. Citrix said ...
Google said Tuesday that it’s bought Quickoffice for some mystery sum. It raised $28.5 million since it was started in 1997. Quickoffice gives Google a word processor, spreadsheet and presentation program that works on mobile devices – better than Google Apps. Google prizes the widg...
Oracle has signed the papers to buy Collective Intellect, a Boulder, Colorado cloud-based analytics outfit that attempts to wring meaning from consumer conversations on social media platforms like Twitter, YouTube and Facebook. The widgetry is supposed to divine customers’ intentions...
We recently wrote about TechAmerica and their activities related to Big Data in the Public Sector. A Big Data Task Force in TechAmerica’s public sector group has kicked off a collaborative activity in a Big Data Task Force. There has been a new development in domain. The foundation a...
Right before the long weekend Dell was supposed to be negotiating to buy Quest Software. Quest is looking for an offer better than the $2 billion Insight Venture Partners, the private equity house, bid in early March and Quest accepted barring a superior offer. Bloomberg says it kn...
Elliott Management, the $20 billion hedge fund that now owns 6.5% of BMC and wants it to sell out to anybody that’ll better its $6.8 billion market cap, filed a 36-page PowerPoint presentation with the SEC Thursday laying out its case. Elliott helped push Novell into the arms of Atta...
Facebook was hitting new lows on its seventh trading day Tuesday after Reuters reported that it was in discussions to buy Oslo-based Opera Software ASA for what could turn out to be over a billion dollars because of competition from Google and others. The numbers heard could put the pr...
EMC has bought cloud storage start-up Syncplicity, which, as one might suspect from its name, does one-click file syncing and sharing as well as real-time backup. Users are supposed to be able to access, manage and share files across PCs, Macs, mobile platforms and file servers like ...
We’re happy to announce general availability of Intel Cloud SSO IAM-as-a-service today after running it in private beta mode for 2 months with select customers. See press release here. Intel has partnered with Salesforce to develop and run this application … Continue readin...
Oracle Wednesday said it’s buying privately held Vitrue for some unsung amount of money. Vitrue operates a cloud-based social marketing and engagement platform that lets marketers centrally create, publish, moderate, manage, measure and report on their social marketing campaigns and ...
SAP on Tuesday announced its intention to buy Ariba for $4.3 billion, a 19 percent premium on Ariba's market capitalization. The move comes soon after SAP's SuccessFactors February buy and shows that SAP is quickly and aggressively acquiring its way to a full cloud business services c...
Technologies that make buildings smarter and more energy efficient continue to evolve at a rapid pace, with new entrants and solutions announced every week. Many of the new products and services center on the big data that buildings produce in real time. Buildings have been producing v...
Google said first thing Tuesday morning that it’s closed on its $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. It’s been waiting nine months to clinch the deal and get its hands on Motorola’s patent portfolio. It finally got Chinese approval over the weekend albeit with...
I remember the hype going into the Facebook IPO and how people were literally drooling over what was to be the seminal event to reinvigorate our financial markets, create wealth for thousands and cement Facebook as the success story of this generation. Well two out of three ain’t...