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Avnet to boost AI/IoT solutions with acquisition
The acquisition of Softweb Solutions adds software and artificial intelligence to Avnet’s ecosystem and bolsters its IoT capabilities.
Apax Partners wins bidding war for Trade Me buyout
“We’re confident Trade Me would have a successful standalone future," says Trade Me chairman David Kirk
5c more per share: Trade Me bidding war heats up
Another bidder has entered the bidding arena as the potential sale of Trade Me kicks up a notch.
HPE makes acquisition to expand big data market presence
HPE has acquired BlueData with the aim of providing an all-encompassing and easy-to-implement solution for AI/ML and big data analytics.
Citrix acquires micro app platform Sapho
Sapho’s micro applications improve employee productivity by consolidating access to tools, activities and tasks in a simple and unified work feed.
EcoDataCenter acquired, aims to consolidate Nordic market
The company hopes to create a distinct environmental profile for major international players and use its new financial muscle to acquire existing data centres.
Hitachi Vantara bolsters analytics with REAN Cloud acquisition
After revealing its intent in July this year, Hitachi Vantara has announced the completion of its acquisition of REAN Cloud.
Adobe completes US$4.75b Marketo buyout
It's now time to make every business an 'experience business', Adobe says.
Analysts say AWS dominance forced IBM’s Red Hat acquisition
The largest software acquisition in history "shows how even the biggest beasts in tech are having to adapt to the Cloud computing world."
IBM to spend $34b to acquire Red Hat
IBM and Red Hat will remain committed to the continued freedom of open source.
NZ SaaS provider SLI offered $40m Texan buyout
SLI Chairman says the leadership has been “considering a range of strategic options for the company as it has steered... into profitability.”
Etix Everywhere acquires NeoCenter Ouest, adds 2 data centres
Blanchot is confident this new development will result in strong growth for the company’s sales and profitability.
Logicalis makes move on Australia with CNI acquisition
The Australian operation of the group, Thomas Duryea Logicalis is confident the acquisition will bolster is hybrid IT abilities.
Iron Mountain makes another move on APAC with China acquisition
It was only last week when the data company announced a takeover in South Korea, and now it's made another in APAC.
Tenant becomes landlord with NextDC taking over buildings from APDC
After months of cat and mouse, NextDC’s latest takeover bid for the properties housing its data centres is set to be accepted.
Iron Mountain affirms commitment to APAC with new acquisition
American information management company Iron Mountain has made clear where in the world it's placing its bets.
DDN makes ‘old’ appointment with Tintri co-founder designated CTO
The revival story of IT company Tintri continues as DDN today announced a new executive appointment - with potentially a 100 more to come.
Global shareholders sue 'leading' China data centre operator GDS
The lawsuit believes GDS has been engaged in a 'ruse' to enrich insiders by acquiring data centers that aren't as valuable as the company claims.
Equinix beware: Digital Realty throws down gauntlet with new $1.8b acquisition
With future CAPEX costs included the acquisition will cost around $2.25b and will strip Equinix's title of having the most colocation facilities in South America.
Orange reveals goal to become global player in multi-cloud services
Fresh off its acquisition of Basefarm, the France-based integrated comms provider is looking to make waves around the world in multi-cloud services.
DDN completes $60m acquisition and reboots Tintri for business
There were six rounds of heated negotiations and an extensive bidding process, but now that it's complete DDN is wasting no time.
Cellnet acquires gaming distie for greater A/NZ penetration
The acquisition of gaming software and accessories distributor Turn Left Distribution is a step into an entirely new market for Cellnet.
TDCG seals acquisition to become largest Dutch data centre provider
It’s taken substantial investment, but The Datacenter Group (TDCG) can now lay claim to being the largest 100 percent Dutch data centre provider.
TPG-VHA will be real competitor to Telstra, Optus - GlobalData
GlobalData technology analyst Siow Meng Soh offers his view on opportunities and challenges to the parties involved in the TPG-VHA merger.