Mergers & Acquisitions Article Archive:
Red Hat acquisition of FeedHenry linked to increase in smartphone uptake
Hewlett-Packard bought open-source software start-up Eucalyptus to bolster its cloud portfolio, marking its first acquisition since the disastrous Autonomy deal. Speculation persists that HP is actually gearing up for a major acquisition swing, including a bid for VMware, to expand its capabilities and open new revenue streams.
Autotask acquired U.K.-based CentraStage, a cloud-based endpoint and device management system, giving it remote monitoring and management capabilities. The deal will reshape the managed services segment, raising questions about standalone products versus end-to-end systems.
Cloud security vendor Barracuda acquires email archiving player C2C Systems and launches new cloud backup offering
Staples found continuously hitting the “Easy” button wasn’t the solution to its managed services business and opted to sell its Thrive Networks subsidiary to MetTel. Could it be that retailers make bad IT companies?
Oft-rumored acquisition target Rackspace, a pioneer in IaaS, is said to have captured the interest of CenturyLink, a cloud company looking to expand to better compete against larger rivals.
Kurt Mueffelmann will be named CEO of the newly combined Cryptzone as it looks to establish leadership in the cloud security space
Game changer for desktop virtualization according to enterprise and software company VMWare