Posts Tagged ‘BMC Software’

RIM’s Gamble: All-in on BlackBerry 10

RIM unleashes BlackBerry 10 with two new devices, the BlackBerry Q10 and Z10, and a few surprises: RIM has changed its corporate name to “BlackBerry” as it seeks to refocus its efforts on flagship products that will be its namesake in the smartphone battleground. But is BlackBerry 10 ready to do battle?

BMC Infuses Cost Accounting into Clouds

Businesses are migrating more mission-critical applications and resources into public and private cloud environments to save money and increase productivity. BMC Software is introducing a new application to account for costs and facilitate chargebacks. Here’s why you should care about cloud accounting.

Quest Deal Is Done; Private Equity Wins

Quest Software approved a $2.2 billion buyout offer proffered by private equity firms Insight Venture Partners and Vector Capital. The deal brings to an end three months of speculation over the fate of the software tools vendor.

Quest’s Original Bidder Increases Offer

Insight Venture Partners, the private equity firm that offered to buy Quest Software in March, has increased its bid to beat the recent competitive price from an unnamed strategic suitor (said to be Dell). The offer sparks what many anticipated: a protracted bidding war for control of Quest.

Report: Dell Is Mystery Bidder for Quest Software

Reuters is reporting that Dell is the “mystery” strategic bidder who’s offered $2.15 billion for Quest. If true, it means Dell came back to the table with a better offer, while at the same time it plans $2 billion costs cuts in its own operations.

Quest Says a ‘Superior’ Bidder Has Emerged

The riddle over who will buy Quest Software took a step forward this morning, with the database and software management firm saying it’s received a $2.11 billion bid from an undisclosed suitor.

Add Microsoft, Other Big Names to Quest Bidders

The big buzz over is that Dell is in talks to buy Quest Software, a deal that makes a lot of sense on paper. But analysts suspect there are other big vendors in the mix, including Microsoft, Oracle and IBM. All of this speculation is driving up the Quest price tag, which could make it an even more interesting acquisition to watch.

HP, Lenovo Extend PC Managed Services

The two PC giants are extending their capabilities through partnerships to deploy, provision and manage PCs in business environments. HP is working with LANDesk, while Lenovo is pairing up with BMC Software. The two initiatives reflect the accelerating automation trend.

FishNet Buys IDM Specialist Logic Trends

Leading security integrator FishNet Security is buying into the identity management market in a big way through the acquisition of Logic Trends. The combined company will extend FishNet’s security product and services capabilities and propel it past the $500 million mark.

IBM Marries Smart Commerce, Cloud Services

Big Blue has long been a proponent of enabling holistic customer experiences. IBM is launching a new cloud program to make it easier for partners to deliver cloud services in support of commerce activities. It’s also a means for getting partners to standardize on IBM cloud tools.