Posts Tagged ‘software’
The good news just keeps on coming in the technology mergers and acquisitions space, with a new report showing tech M&A activity surged to a post-dotcom-bubble record $71.2 billion based on renewed deal-making confidence in several segments including mobility and cloud.
PwC says the value and volume of technology M&A deals is rebounding to 2012 levels in a sign of renewed momentum expected to last through next year.
Gartner says most large businesses have already upgraded to new operating systems, and Windows XP’s fate will not have a large market effect.
IBM posted its sixth straight quarterly revenue decline as hardware sales slumped and emerging markets failed to prop up earnings. The hardware losses could renew efforts by Big Blue to sell off under-performing units, such as its System x server line, so it can focus on software and cloud services.
Oracle installed Rich Geraffo, the former head of Hewlett-Packard’s Amercias Enterprise Business unit, to run worldwide alliances and channels. Geraffo will report to president Mark Hurd, signaling Oracle wants to drive more sales through its channels.
Hewlett-Packard revamped its PartnerOne program to provide solution providers with more resources and incentives for driving cloud computing and software sales.
Oracle is looking to enable its broad and diverse channel to sell integrated hardware, software and cloud solutions — particularly in the midmarket — and support emerging technology use cases such as machine-to-machine and Big Data. The driver: Oracle needs to revitalize its own growth.
Adobe missed sales and profit estimates in its most recent quarterly earnings report, as the company transitions to a cloud subscriptions. Analysts say the hit is a reflection of a successful, albeit painful, transition to the recurring revenue model.
Computer-design software vendor Autodesk is offering subscription pricing to users of its high-end applications. The program is intended to reverse slumping sales, but could also be a harbinger for future complications in the software sales model.
Dell will add new competencies to PartnerDirect program as it builds on its solutions focus.