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  • Cisco acquires OpenStack pioneer Piston Cloud

    Cisco this week announced intentions to acquire Piston Cloud Computing, its second OpenStack cloud computing buyout in less than a year.

    Written by Jim Duffy04 June 15 00:48
  • What's behind Microsoft's not-so-crazy startup spending spree

    Microsoft so far this year has been the most acquisitive company in enterprise IT, snapping up at least four firms on top of four others that it bought in the last two months of 2014. And while the buyouts might at first glance appear scattershot we're talking text analysis, calendaring and digital pen startups among others -- there does seem to be a grand plan here.

    Written by Bob Brown10 April 15 04:46
  • Blue Coat Systems gets flipped for $2.4 billion

    Blue Coat Systems is being sold by one private equity firm to another for $2.4 billion as it is prepped to go public again after it was taken off the stock market in 2012.

    Written by Tim Greene11 March 15 05:19
  • Docker buys SDN start-up for container networking

    Linux container company Docker this week said it would acquire SDN start-up SocketPlane, a developer of a native networking stack for Docker software.

    Written by Jim Duffy06 March 15 05:41
  • Brocade acquires mobile SDN company

    Brocade has announced plans to acquire Connectem, a privately-held company whose virtualization software maps mobile workloads to clouds.

    Written by Jim Duffy03 March 15 06:04
  • Half-baked mergers

    It can take years after a merger has been declared "complete" for the <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2564041/it-management/methodical-merger.html">IT processes and systems to be truly merged</a>. Over the years, we've all seen stories in the business press about this sort of thing, and yet it keeps happening, despite what can be dire consequences.

    Written by Bart Perkins20 Sept. 14 00:43
  • Cisco acquires OpenStack cloud provider

    Cisco this week said it will acquire privately held Metacloud, an operator of private OpenStack clouds for global enterprises.

    Written by Jim Duffy17 Sept. 14 23:47
  • Seven Group Limited Reaches Four-Month High on Wireless Sale

    On Monday, Seven Group Limited saw a four-month high after announcing plans to sell its wireless unit, vividwireless, for A$230 million ($248 million). The company's share price closed up 5.7 percent to A$8.56, a level last seen on Oct. 11.

    Written by CFO World Staff21 Feb. 12 06:10
  • Aussie businesses need to be prepared for merger and acquisition deals

    Once so-called ‘new technology’ companies are now playing an integral role in the ‘real economy’ and dominant technology sector players are taking a more aggressive approach to acquiring products, capacity and market share through merger and acquisition (M&A) activity.

    Written by Malcolm McBratney & Reece Walker21 Nov. 11 10:01
  • Google-Admeld deal under closer DOJ scrutiny

    The U.S. Department of Justice has asked Google for more information on its proposed acquisition of display advertising optimization firm, Admeld, Google said on Wednesday.

    Written by John Ribeiro28 July 11 15:28
  • Dell in talks to buy storage vendor Compellent

    Dell said Thursday it is in advanced talks with storage vendor Compellent Technologies regarding a merger that would call for Dell to pay US$27.50 per share, or roughly $876 million, for the company.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus10 Dec. 10 04:26