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IBM sells software portfolio to HCL for $1.8 billion: ‘A strong strategic fit’

IBM sells software portfolio to HCL for $1.8 billion: ‘A strong strategic fit’

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Civica acquires election and membership services leader ERS Group

Civica acquires election and membership services leader ERS Group

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M&A
Citrix acquires micro app platform Sapho

Citrix acquires micro app platform Sapho

16 November 2018 / Citrix Systems has announced that it has acquired Sapho, a micro app platform, which it [...]

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M&A
SAP SE to acquire Qualtrics International Inc. for $8BN

SAP SE to acquire Qualtrics International Inc. for $8BN

12 November 2018 / Qualtrics is a company that fits in the experience management (XM) software category. The organisation [...]

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M&A
ForeScout acquires SecurityMatters

ForeScout acquires SecurityMatters

9 November 2018 / ForeScout Technologies, the Internet of Things security company, has today announced the acquisition of SecurityMatters, [...]

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M&A
Talend set to acquire Stitch to accelerate its cloud momentum

Talend set to acquire Stitch to accelerate its cloud momentum

8 November 2018 / The acquisition of Stitch — the self-service cloud data integration platform — gives Talend both [...]

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M&A
Thoma Bravo to acquire Veracode Software from Broadcom Inc.

Thoma Bravo to acquire Veracode Software from Broadcom Inc.

6 November 2018 / Thoma Bravo, the private equity investment firm, has announced that it will acquire Veracode Software, [...]

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M&A
Acquia and Elastic Path announce open-source partnership

Acquia and Elastic Path announce open-source partnership

31 October 2018 / The collaboration, which consists of joint marketing and sales initiatives for 2019, will allow the [...]

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M&A
Breaking down the IBM/Red Hat deal in the software M&A space

Breaking down the IBM/Red Hat deal in the software M&A space

31 October 2018 / Following IBM’s announcement that it will be acquiring open source enterprise software maker Red Hat [...]

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M&A
IBM acquires Red Hat in $34BN deal

IBM acquires Red Hat in $34BN deal

29 October 2018 / IBM Red Hat: the two companies are coming together; the result will be a super [...]

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M&A
eSentire acquires cyber security AI company Versive

eSentire acquires cyber security AI company Versive

24 October 2018 / eSentire, the managed detection and response provider, has announced the acquisition of Seattle-based Versive — [...]

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Claranet acquires Dutch IT services provider Quinfox

Claranet acquires Dutch IT services provider Quinfox

23 October 2018 / In it’s fourth acquisition of the year, Claranet Group — the technology services provider — has [...]

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M&A
RingCentral signs agreement to acquire Dimelo

RingCentral signs agreement to acquire Dimelo

12 October 2018 / Consumers today expect to engage with brands using the digital channels of their choice, including; [...]

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M&A
Bomgar completes acquisition of BeyondTrust

Bomgar completes acquisition of BeyondTrust

4 October 2018 / Under the latest deal, the two companies will operate as a combined entity under the name [...]

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M&A
Google buys AI-chatbot startup Onward

Google buys AI-chatbot startup Onward

4 October 2018 / While the terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed, the acquisition signals Google’s ambition to [...]

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IT Lab completes acquisition of Content and Code

IT Lab completes acquisition of Content and Code

4 October 2018 / The new deal will lead to a combined business turnover approaching £60 million. The IT [...]

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PE & VC
Landmark investment marks VC’s first venture into enterprise blockchain

Landmark investment marks VC’s first venture into enterprise blockchain

25 September 2018 / The IDC has described Gospel Technology as the “first practical application of blockchain.” Gospel Technology [...]

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M&A
Henderson Scott and Search Consultancy join forces

Henderson Scott and Search Consultancy join forces

4 September 2018 / The acquisition, which gives the newly created Search Group a combined £220m in revenue and [...]

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Luxoft acquire Objective Software GmbH

Luxoft acquire Objective Software GmbH

8 August 2018 / This marks the automotive department of Luxoft’s third acquisition, following the establishment of partnerships with [...]

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Siemens acquires Mendix for $730M

Siemens acquires Mendix for $730M

2 August 2018 / Siemens has signed an agreement today to acquire Mendix, digital transformation enabler platform that helps [...]

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Workday complete acquisition of Adaptive Insights

Workday complete acquisition of Adaptive Insights

2 August 2018 / This deal, worth $1.55 billion, will allow Workday to transfer their financial and human capital [...]

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Workday announce acquisition of Stories.bi to expand its analytics capabilities

Workday announce acquisition of Stories.bi to expand its analytics capabilities

18 July 2018 / Workday is attempting to expand the breadth and depth of its analytics capabilities, namely Prism Analytics, which [...]

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Getronics acquire Pomeroy, combining revenue of over $1BN

Getronics acquire Pomeroy, combining revenue of over $1BN

13 July 2018 / The partnership will see Getronics expand their workplace transformation services into the North American market, [...]

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Cybersecurity
SolarWinds acquire Trusted Metrics to strengthen cyber security

SolarWinds acquire Trusted Metrics to strengthen cyber security

11 July 2018 / The acquisition will see the Austin, Texas-based firm – formed in 1999 – extend into [...]

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Mimecast acquire Ataata to reduce human security errors

Mimecast acquire Ataata to reduce human security errors

10 July 2018 / The merging of the two companies will see Ataata work closely with Mimecast employees to [...]

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Top five trends for harnessing data in 2019

Day 1 of our tech advent calendar – From data storytelling to using data for good, James Eiloart from Tableau gives his take on the top trends in harnessing data as we head into 2019.

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Top five business analytics intelligence trends for 2019

From explainable AI to natural language humanising data analytics, James Eiloart from Tableau gives his take on the top trends in business analytics intelligence as we head into 2019

 

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Recruitment trends in tech for 2019: Machine learning, AI and predictive analytics

 

Major changes are occurring in the ways human resources and other related professionals find the right people for open positions. Kayla Matthews looks at recruitment trends in tech.

 

 

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2018 tech predictions: what we got right (and wrong)

Ben Rafferty, Global Solutions Director at Semafone looks at what technology predictions we got right this year, and what ones we got wrong.

 

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Will 2019 see the automation of automation and push up salaries of data scientists? 

2019 will see the start of two dramatic changes applying to data scientists: and in an interview, Jeremy Achin, CEO of DataRobot told Information Age more.

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The top 5 data centre trends for 2019: Edge will drive change

Vertiv experts anticipate self-sufficient, self-healing edge in service of IoT and the emergence of 5G, as some of then top trends for data centres in 2019.

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The top 10 infrastructure and operations trends for 2019, according to Gartner

Serverless computing, AI, network agility, edge computing, the death of the data centre, new roles, SaaS denial, talent management and global infrastructure drive the Gartner top 10 infrastructure and operations trends for 2019.

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Seven existential threats to your organisation’s cyber defences in 2019

Hackers are getting smarter, meaning that businesses need to get smarter with cyber defences. Jumio\\\’s Labhesh Patel outlines seven threats

 

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The continuing rise of mobile edge computing, 5G and IoT security, hot topics for 2019

IoT a new cyber battleground, the rise of mobile edge computing and the arrival of 5G, Nick Offin from Toshiba gazes into his crystal ball with predictions for 2019

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Tech predictions from The Economist in 2019: Facial recognition to AI regulation

In this exclusive for Information Age, a team of editors from The Economist\’s World In 2019 provide tech predictions for 2019. Read here

 

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