Intel has reportedly acquired the market leader in client virtualization,
Known for its NeoSphere product. Neocleus is well known for its
implementation of industry-leading virtualization technologies, coupled with
centralized control and management that integrate with existing PC lifecycle
management tools. NeoSphere has long offered organizations a way to address
their client computing demands.
At this writing however a question-mark hangs over the acquisition. The blog
entry in which it was announced has disappeared from the Web!
Here is what is returned today, Friday September 3 when anyone currently hits
the URL of this blog posting at The Neocleus Blog:
Yet Thursday September 2 the entry was available to all via Google News:
As can be seen from the above Google search, the original blog post was
apparently authored by Neocleus's VP of Product Management, ... (more)
"Larry Ellison is borderline bat-shit crazy on a good day," the analyst Rob
Enderle is quoted as saying in a piece last week by Sam Gustin - a senior
writer at DailyFinance, an AOL Finance & Money site.
Enderle was prompted to utter this remark by speculation that perhaps the
Oracle CEO is about to embark upon the acquisition of his life: of HP.
"I think his bet is that he can damage HP enough that it drops in value and
he can wander in with an offer," Enderle is quoted as having added.
So is it possible that Ellison the Conqueror, CEO of Oracle Corporation since
he founded the company in 1977, truly has the $90BN HP in the crosshairs of
his acquisition rifle-sight? Can a $120BN company somehow buy and absorb a
Well certainly he now has on board the exact right man to tackle the
integration of such a purchase: none other than HP's own former CEO, Mark
Hurd. A... (more)
"IBM is bringing analytics to the masses," said Steve Mills, senior vice
president and group executive, IBM Software and Systems, as it was announced
Monday that IBM is to acquire Netezza, Netezza is a leading provider of
high-performance analytics in a data warehousing appliance.
"We continue to evolve our capabilities for systems integration, bringing
together optimized hardware and software, in response to increasing demand
for technology that delivers true business value," Mills (pictured)
continued, adding: Netezza is a perfect example of this approach."
Steve Mills via satellite with Jonathan Schwartz during the opening keynote
of JavaOne. (Photo copyright: Fuat Kircaali - Ulitzer, Inc.)
"Cloud computing represents a significant opportunity for Cisco customers to
create more effective business models and increase the operating efficiency
of the network," said Jesper Andersen, senior vice president of Cisco's
Network Management Technology Group (NMTG), as Cisco this week announced its
intent to acquire privately held LineSider Technologies, Inc., a leading
provider of network management software that "helps customers build the
network services necessary to securely create and deploy cloud computing
"With the acquisition of LineSider," Anderson continued, "Cisco will gain a
key component to helping customers make this shift."
Based in Danvers, MA, LineSider will be bringing to Cisco advanced network
management software that integrates both physical and virtual network
services with a policy-based approach and makes networks more flexi... (more)
Time Warner Cable is buying NaviSite for $5.50 a share, which works out to
$230 million cash, a 33% premium.
NaviSite is a roughly $125 million-a-year web hosting and collocation outfit
that in the fashion of the times now has a managed cloud platform.
The move is reminiscent of Verizon buying Terremark last week for $1.4
It obviously paid for NaviSite to hold out. Last July it got a $3.05-a-share
offer from Atlantic Investors, a New York outfit that already owned a third
The deal brings Time Warner 10 data centers in the US and UK and roughly
1,200 customers including clients in financial services, healthcare,
industrial manufacturing and government agencies. Two of NaviSite’s data
centers are SAS 70 Type II-certified and it’s also got network operations
centers in Gurgaon, India and Andover, Massachusetts, where it’s
On the m... (more)
In a move that would if approved allow it to overtake Verizon as the biggest
US wireless provider, AT&T Sunday announced evening announced that it has
agreed to buy T-Mobile USA from Germany's Deutsche Telekom.
The deal needs both DoJ and FCC approval and would close in 2012 to
makeAT&T/T-Mobile the undisputed 600-pound gorilla of the wireless world.
Part of the deal is that Deutsche Telekom would receive one seat on the
board of AT&T.
Below is this evening's announcement in full:
Deutsche Telekom sells T-Mobile USA for 39 billion U.S.-Dollar to AT&T
Mar 20, 2011
Ad Hoc notification from Deutsche Telekom in accordance with § 15 of the
Securities Trading Act (WpHG)
Deutsche Telekom and AT&T today announce that AT&T will buy T-Mobile USA, an
affiliate of Deutsche Telekom, for 39 billion US-Dollar. This has been agreed
by the boards of the two companies today. Deutsche Tele... (more)
General Dynamics announced on Monday that it has acquired Network
Connectivity Solutions (NETCONN), a provider of enterprise services and cloud
computing to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). The value of the cash
transaction, which is expected to be accretive to General Dynamics' earnings
beginning in 2012, has not been disclosed.
NETCONN provides enterprise IT services to the Defense Information Systems
Agency (DISA) and other DoD agencies. It supports net-centric IT operations,
including data center infrastructure, value engineering, information
assurance and edge computing.
NETCONN will become part of General Dynamics Information Technology, a
business unit of General Dynamics based in Fairfax, Va. General Dynamics
Information Technology provides systems integration, systems engineering,
professional services and simulation and training to customers in the
BMC Software plans to acquire assets of CDB Software, Inc., a mainframe data
management company that has developed utilities for managing IBM DB2
databases with virtually no outage. Focusing on the availability of
mission-critical applications is strategic for BMC as it continues to help
its customers transform IT into a competitive advantage for their business.
CDB's technology complements BMC's existing mainframe data management
portfolio, which includes software utilities for DB2 administration,
maintenance, application tuning, and backup/recovery. The integrated BMC
portfolio will give DB2 customers an advantage as they manage ever-larger DB2
objects and real-time transaction volumes in a digital 24x7 world.
"Similar to BMC, CDB has a rich history of innovation in the DB2 market, and
we're excited to bring its solutions to BMC customers," said Bill Miller,
Mergers & Acquisitions on Ulitzer
Dell said Thursday that it's buying the privately held systems management
appliance company Kace Networks Inc. It did not say what it's paying.
Acquisitions are rare at Dell, but the company is desperate for growth and
confirmed this week that it's trying to buy bankrupt Exanet in Israel.
Dell will create a new unit to house Kace and its people under current
The California company, which started to put its software in Dell servers
last year, chases the mid-market and public institutions like government,
education and healthcare, offering to manage their desktops, laptops and
servers. It claims 1400 customers.
Its KBOX systems handle device discovery, system inventory, asset management;
configuration management, including operating system deployment, power
management software distribution, application virtualization and sc... (more)
IBM is buying Unica Corporation for ~$480 million for its advertising and
marketing software. It's paying better than double what the stock was selling
for. The deal should close before the end of the year. Unica is supposed to
automatically predict customer preferences around which ad campaigns are
built and measured. Unica, which has maybe 1,500 customers, and its 500
people will become part of Blue's analytics unit. IBM means to use it
especially in developing countries.
As Dell and HP slug it out to capture 3PAR, Cisco may be adopting a quieter
acquisition style and attempting - according to TechCrunch anyway - to
acquire Skype. Citing someone he refers to only as "one of our more reliable
sources," the Silicon Valley-based site's senior editor Michael
Arrington claims Cisco has already made an offer before Skype has time to
complete its recently announced IPO.
It is five years now since eBay famously acquired Skype for $1.9 billion.
Such an acquisition by Cisco, if it were confirmed, would mark a new scale
for the current round of M&A activity, which has seen Intel acquiring McAfee,
HP acquiring Palm and 3Com, EMC acquiring Data Domain, and so on.
Not to mention Oracle's acquisition of Sun, or Dell's of Perot Systems.
Speculation is rife that Google and Microsoft are both now in search of a
major quarry. And certainly IBM is hoovering u... (more)