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Google Cloud to snap up LogMeIn’s Xively for US$50m
Google indicated in a recent blog post that it means to use Xively as its launch pad into the ballooning IoT market.
Cisco is doing it for themselves - new strategy’s success
Cisco has announced a successful quarter which, their CEO claims, reflects the success of their new global strategy.
Qualcomm not convinced by Broadcom’s offer despite $8b safety-net
Qualcomm say regulatory and revenue risks are too high as billion-dollar customers threaten to take business elsewhere.
Ademco Singapore buys 60% stake in Vietnam security firm
Singapore security solutions provider Ademco is making its first foray into Vietnam after purchasing 60% of Vietnam security provider TNT Technologies
US-based Staples’ A/NZ buyer buys out OfficeMax AU with intent to merge
US-based private equity investment firm Platinum Equity has announced the acquisition of OfficeMax’s business in Australia, with New Zealand pending.
Cisco completes acquisition of BroadSoft
Together, Cisco and BroadSoft aim to deliver a full suite of collaboration experiences to power the future of work.
Xerox and Fujifilm Xerox join forces after 56 year partnership
The combined company is expected to deliver at least $1.7 billion in total cost savings, with $1.2 billion to be achieved by 2020.
Dell is thinking about merging with VMware - CEO comment
Dell’s SEC filing regards the potential business opportunities being evaluated by Dell, including a possible business combination with its subsidiary
Bye bye bankruptcy: Avaya acquires contact centre as a service provider
It was only late last year when Avaya was cleared of bankruptcy, but the communications vendor is wasting no time in growing its business.
WatchGuard buys Percipient Networks to harness DNS phishing & malware prevention
WatchGuard Technologies has bought out security DNS service provider Percipient Networks, adding phishing and malware prevention to its portfolio.
Barracuda acquires social engineering platform PhishLine
PhishLine’s social engineering simulation and training platform expands Barracuda solutions to protect against email-borne targeted attacks.
McAfee completes acquisition of SkyHigh Networks
Skyhigh Networks pioneered the cloud access security broker (CASB) market segment.
Datto acquisition wraps up, company assures positive outcomes for partners
The result, according to the companies, is a single entity that is designed to empower MSPs with the companys' combined solutions.
Rethinking WAN architecture to match business use cases
There are a wide variety of approaches to SD-WAN, each focused on a different use case or customer base.
Trend Micro announces acquisition to bolster hybrid cloud security offering
Trend Micro has announced the acquisition of Immunio in a move it says will expand its Hybrid Cloud Security solution scope.
Datto acquired by Vista Equity Partners, to be merged with Autotask
The combined organisations have approximately 1,300 employees with offices in nine countries.
CITIC affirms Europe/Asia connection with ‘Digital Silk Road’
The term Digital Silk Road refers to the connection between Asia, Europe and Africa, and is also known as China’s “One Belt, One Road."
Vocus New Zealand, Aussie data centres on the chopping block
Vocus NZ is up to be put up for sale, with Australian parent Vocus Group also looking to sell the company’s Aussie data centre assets.
Equinix strengthens grip on EMEA with multiple data centre acquisitions
Equinix has taken control of seven data centres across EMEA as the company asserts the time looks ripe for interconnection expansion in the area.
Itelligence expands Indian presence with vCentric acquisition
SAP solutions, hosting and managed services provider Itelligence has acquired SAP reseller vCentric Technologies Private Limited.
Investment in Nordic data centre sector surpasses US$3b
New research from BroadGroup shows the data centre sector in the Nordic region continues its growth in leaps and bounds.
Two becomes one with Workspace Technology acquisition
Workspace Technology recently announced the acquisition of Server Room Maintenance LLP and the merging of its offices.
Equinix takes over Itconic to grow presence in Europe
Equnix has acquired a data centre, connectivity and cloud infrastructure solutions provider in Spain and Portugal to expand its European footprint.
Rackspace makes its biggest acquisition yet in Datapipe
Rackspace says the acquisition signals the creation of the world’s largest multi-cloud managed service provider.