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Enterprise shopping season starts early with almost $50B in recent deals

November 12, 2018 at 04:20PM Black Friday may be still be 10 days away, but shopping season started early in the enterprise this year. We have seen acquisitions totaling almost $50 billion in the last couple of months alone, topped by the mega $34 billion IBM-Red Hat deal two weeks ago. What exactly is going on… Continue reading Enterprise shopping season starts early with almost $50B in recent deals

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Vista snaps up Apptio for $1.94B, as enterprise companies remain hot

November 12, 2018 at 01:01PM It seems that Sunday has become a popular day to announce large deals involving enterprise companies. IBM announced the $34 billion Red Hat deal two weeks ago. SAP announced its intent to buy Qualtrics for $8 billion last night, and Vista Equity Partners got into the act too, announcing a… Continue reading Vista snaps up Apptio for $1.94B, as enterprise companies remain hot

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VMware acquires Heptio, the startup founded by 2 co-founders of Kubernetes

November 06, 2018 at 10:09AM During its big customer event in Europe, VMware announced another acquisition to step up its game in helping enterprises build and run containerised, Kubernetes-based architectures: it has acquired Heptio, a startup out of Seattle that was co-founded by Joe Beda and Craig McLuckie, who were two of the three people who… Continue reading VMware acquires Heptio, the startup founded by 2 co-founders of Kubernetes

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Neo4j nabs $80M Series E as graph database tech flourishes

November 01, 2018 at 11:00AM Neo4j has helped popularize the graph database. Today it was rewarded with an $80 million Series E to bring their products to a wider market in what could be the company’s last private fundraise. The round was led by One Peak Partners and Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital with participation from… Continue reading Neo4j nabs $80M Series E as graph database tech flourishes

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The hybrid cloud market just got a heck of a lot more compelling

October 30, 2018 at 09:02PM Let’s start with a basic premise that the vast majority of the world’s workloads remain in private data centers. Cloud infrastructure vendors are working hard to shift those workloads, but technology always moves a lot slower than we think. That is the lens through which many cloud companies operate. The… Continue reading The hybrid cloud market just got a heck of a lot more compelling

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Assessing IBM’s $34 billion Red Hat acquisition

October 29, 2018 at 06:52PM As you look at the $34 billion IBM-Red Hat deal announced yesterday, if you follow the enterprise closely, it seems like a good move, at least on its face. It could be years before we understand the true value of it for IBM (or lack thereof, depending on how it… Continue reading Assessing IBM’s $34 billion Red Hat acquisition

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Forget Watson, the Red Hat acquisition may be the thing that saves IBM

October 28, 2018 at 11:21PM With its latest $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat, IBM may have found something more elementary than “Watson” to save its flagging business. Though the acquisition of Red Hat  is by no means a guaranteed victory for the Armonk, N.Y.-based computing company that has had more downs than ups over… Continue reading Forget Watson, the Red Hat acquisition may be the thing that saves IBM

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IBM to buy Red Hat for $34B in cash and debt, taking a bigger leap into hybrid cloud

October 28, 2018 at 07:15PM After rumours flew around this weekend, IBM today confirmed that it would acquire open source, cloud software business Red Hat for $190 per share in cash, working out to a total value of $34 billion. IBM said the deal has already been approved by the boards of directors of both IBM… Continue reading IBM to buy Red Hat for $34B in cash and debt, taking a bigger leap into hybrid cloud

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Atlassian sells Jitsi, an open-source videoconferencing tool it acquired in 2015, to 8×8

October 29, 2018 at 01:41PM After announcing earlier this year that it planned to shut down HipChat and Stride and sell the IP of both to Slack, today enterprise software company Atlassian made another move related to its retreat from enterprise chat. It is selling Jitsi, a popular open-source chat and videoconferencing tool, to 8X8,… Continue reading Atlassian sells Jitsi, an open-source videoconferencing tool it acquired in 2015, to 8×8

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IBM is betting the farm on Red Hat — and it better not mess up

October 29, 2018 at 12:46PM Who expects a $34 billion deal involving two enterprise powerhouses to drop on a Sunday afternoon, but IBM and Red Hat surprised us yesterday when they pulled the trigger on a historically large deal. IBM has been a poster child for a company moving through a painful transformation. As Box CEO… Continue reading IBM is betting the farm on Red Hat — and it better not mess up

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Oracle’s Larry Ellison keeps poking AWS because he has no choice

October 24, 2018 at 06:45PM Larry Ellison gave his Oracle Openworld keynote on Monday and of course he took several shots sat AWS. In his view, his company’s cloud products were cheaper, better and faster than AWS, but then what would you expect him to say? He rolled out a slide with all the facts… Continue reading Oracle’s Larry Ellison keeps poking AWS because he has no choice

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Chinese search firm Baidu joins global AI ethics body

October 17, 2018 at 12:53PM Company is first Chinese member of Partnership on AI, following, Google, Apple, Facebook and othersThe AI ethics body formed by five of the largest US corporations has expanded to include its first Chinese member, the search firm Baidu.The Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society – known as… Continue reading Chinese search firm Baidu joins global AI ethics body

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Jeff Bezos is just fine taking the Pentagon’s $10B JEDI cloud contract

October 16, 2018 at 01:59AM Some tech companies might have a problem taking money from the Department of Defense, but Amazon isn’t one of them, as CEO Jeff Bezos made clear today at the Wired25 conference. Just last week, Google pulled out of the running for the Pentagon’s $10 billion, 10-year JEDI cloud contract, but Bezos… Continue reading Jeff Bezos is just fine taking the Pentagon’s $10B JEDI cloud contract

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Anaplan hits the ground running with strong stock market debut up over 42 percent

October 12, 2018 at 09:07PM You might think that Anaplan CEO, Frank Calderoni would have had a few sleepless nights this week. His company picked a bad week to go public as market instability rocked tech stocks. Still he wasn’t worried, and today the company had by any measure a successful debut with the stock… Continue reading Anaplan hits the ground running with strong stock market debut up over 42 percent

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IBM files formal JEDI protest a day before bidding process closes

October 12, 2018 at 03:57PM IBM announced yesterday that it has filed a formal protest with the U.S. Government Accountability Office over the structure of the Pentagon’s winner-take-all $10 billion, 10-year JEDI cloud contract. The protest came just a day before the bidding process is scheduled to close. As IBM put it in a blog… Continue reading IBM files formal JEDI protest a day before bidding process closes

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Nvidia launches Rapids to help bring GPU acceleration to data analytics

October 10, 2018 at 11:00AM Nvidia, together with partners like IBM, HPE, Oracle, Databricks and others, is launching a new open-source platform for data science and machine learning today. Rapids, as the company is calling it, is all about making it easier for large businesses to use the power of GPUs to quickly analyze massive… Continue reading Nvidia launches Rapids to help bring GPU acceleration to data analytics

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Cloud Foundry expands its support for Kubernetes

October 10, 2018 at 08:01AM Not too long ago, the Cloud Foundry Foundation was all about Cloud Foundry, the open source platform as a service (PaaS) project that’s now in use by most of the Fortune 500 enterprises. This project is the Cloud Foundry Application Runtime. A year ago, the Foundation also announced the Cloud Foundry… Continue reading Cloud Foundry expands its support for Kubernetes

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Salesforce acquires Rebel, maker of ‘interactive’ email services, to expand its Marketing Cloud

October 05, 2018 at 04:23PM Salesforce’s Marketing and Commerce Cloud is the company’s smallest division today, so to help beef it up, the company is making an acquisition to add in more features. Salesforce has acquired Rebel, a startup that develops interactive email services for businesses to enhance their direct marketing services: recipients of interactive emails… Continue reading Salesforce acquires Rebel, maker of ‘interactive’ email services, to expand its Marketing Cloud

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BlackBerry races ahead of security curve with quantum-resistant solution

October 04, 2018 at 04:07PM Quantum computing represents tremendous promise to completely alter technology as we’ve known it, allowing operations that weren’t previously possible with traditional computing. The downside of these powerful machines is that they could be strong enough to break conventional cryptography schemes. Today, BlackBerry announced a new quantum-resistant code signing service to… Continue reading BlackBerry races ahead of security curve with quantum-resistant solution

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What each cloud company could bring to the Pentagon’s $10 B JEDI cloud contract

September 29, 2018 at 02:00PM The Pentagon is going to make one cloud vendor exceedingly happy when it chooses the winner of the $10 billion, ten-year enterprise cloud project dubbed the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (or JEDI for short). The contract is designed to establish the cloud technology strategy for the military over the next… Continue reading What each cloud company could bring to the Pentagon’s $10 B JEDI cloud contract

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Walmart is betting on the blockchain to improve food safety

September 24, 2018 at 08:00PM Walmart has been working with IBM on a food safety blockchain solution and today it announced it’s requiring that all suppliers of leafy green vegetable for Sam’s and Walmart upload their data to the blockchain by September 2019 . Most supply chains are bogged down in manual processes. This makes… Continue reading Walmart is betting on the blockchain to improve food safety

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Salesforce partners with Apple to roll deeper into mobile enterprise markets

September 24, 2018 at 02:02PM Apple and Salesforce are both highly successful, iconic brands, who like to put on a big show when they make product announcements. Today, the two companies announced they were forming a strategic partnership with an emphasis on mobile strategy ahead of Salesforce’s enormous customer conference, Dreamforce, which starts tomorrow in San… Continue reading Salesforce partners with Apple to roll deeper into mobile enterprise markets