Analyst Raymond James has created a flap over his idea that now is the perfect time for HP to buy EMC.
James believes an acquisition deal between HP and EMC is a “distinct possibility” as HP inches closer to its company split date in November. more»
It is starting to look like a whole clutch of NHS IT projects are about to turn into embarrassing turkeys and gobble their way to the Treasury to look for more cash or be carved up before Christmas.
The increasingly expensive GP Extraction Service IT system has been deemed “not fit for purpose” by the government’s spending watchdog. more»
US spies’ favourite target Cisco wants to buy the cloud security company OpenDNS for $635 million.
Cisco was one of the outfit’s investors in a $35 million round in May, 2014.
The $635 million will be paid in cash and assumed equity awards, plus retention based incentives for OpenDNS, according to information supplied by Cisco. more»
A huge falling out between Orange and the Israeli mobile phone operator Partner Communications has resulted in the French telco withdrawing its licensing from the outfit.
Israel protested to France after Orange’s Chief Executive, Stephane Richard, said earlier this month he would terminate the licensing arrangement with Partner “tomorrow morning” if the contracts allowed. more»
Amazon.com is extending its business loan program for small sellers later this year in eight more countries including China.
Until now, the e-retailer has offered the service only in the United States and Japan.
Now, according to the head of Amazon Marketplace, Peter Faricy, Amazon Lending, founded in 2012, now plans to offer short-term working capital loans in other countries where it operates a third-party, seller-run marketplace business,. more»
The Divination Department at Juniper Research has been chewing its laurel leaves and breathing in the vapours to give an oracle that predicts carriers will put more than four times the mobile data traffic onto Wi-Fi networks by 2019.
Mobile carriers will offload nearly 60 percent of mobile data traffic to Wi-Fi networks over the next four years. more»
Box seems to be signing deals like crazy – first with Redmond and now with Big Blue.
The pair have a cunning plan to cross IBM content management, Watson analytics and IBM Verse and Connections social collaboration tools. Box has a deal with Microsoft over Office 365 for the desktop, Office on iOS and Outlook. more»
France’s largest telecoms outfit, Orange will continue to play a leading role in creating pan-European networks through acquisitions.
Chief executive Stephane Richard told the Financial Times that a number of smaller former state monopoly “incumbents” — including KPN , Telecom Italia and Belgacom were vulnerable if Europe were able to create a single digital market. more»
The troubled Oracle outfit has just told its channel partners that it is extending its cloud offerings in a bid to improve its bottom line and see off competition from Amazon.
Executive Chairman Larry Ellison said in a webcast that he wanted to compete with Amazon.com on price. more»
Connected cars are a key area for resellers as drivers are demanding that their cars have internet functions.
Cognizant Global Head of Innovation, Manufacturing & Logistics Satyavolu Prasad told the Dutch magazine Channel Web that linking technology vehicles, through ‘smart’ devices and the changing lifestyle of consumers has changed the driving experience. more»
A technology war is brewing between those who want to block internet advertising and those who want to stop their software working.
CEO and co-founder is Ben Barokas has founded a company called Sourcepoint which launched yesterday with $10 million in Series A investment funding. more»
Consumer transaction technologies outfit NCR and its channel partner BSG has been chosen by Gibraltar International Bank to install intelligent ATMs and NCR software.
NCR got the deal after convincing GIB that it could increase transactions through the more convenient ATMs, available 24/7 in a range of locations in Gibraltar. more»
Accounting software outfit Salesforce has made another move into wearable computers by giving cash to APX Labs.
APX makes software for wearables used at work and Salesforce has made investment through its venture capital arm, SalesForce Ventures.
According to a Washington Business Journal report, “APX Labs has raised another $10 million in venture capital, a round that includes new investors SalesForce Ventures and SineWave Ventures”. more»
The “online computer tech support model” is starting to look rather shaky after one of the big names, EZ Tech Support shut down.
EZ Tech Support, based in Portland, Oregon, was hardly a good role model for the industry. It flooded the interwebs with advertising which claimed their computers had possible security and performance problems. more»
MediaTek has slammed Taiwan’s rules regarding its domestic semiconductor companies investing and merging overseas, particularly in mainland China,.
MediaTek chief executive MK Tsai said the rules are too strict and should be reconsidered.
He said that Taiwan risks falling behind in the global race to develop the best chips if it does not invest more overseas to recruit talent and access large markets like China’s. more»