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Accenture buys out security firm Redcore for an undisclosed price tag
"We are excited to become part of Accenture Security and to bring our proven deep, highly-specialised skills and services to strengthen Accenture."
2degrees' lips are sealed on rumoured Australian telco sale
2degrees is attempting to quash rumours that it’s about to be bought by the Australian Telco TPG.
Spark cries foul: Sky-Vodafone merger officially opposed
Spark has formally announced that it is opposing the Sky TV/Vodafone merger, citing Sky's unfair monopoly on the wholesale sports content market.
AVG publishes 2Q16 results ahead of merger with Avast
AVG has announced its second quarter 2016 financial results, bringing in $105 million ahead of its merger with Avast in the coming months.
HPE acquires SGI for $275 million to capture global 'data explosion'
HPE continues its investment in big data technology as the company acquires SGI, a data analytics, data management and compute solutions provider.
Intel boosts data center unit by buying AI startup
“We will continue to invest in leading edge technologies that complement and enhance Intel’s AI portfolio.”
CyrusOne has the answer to hyper-scale data center demand
"When customers demand this type of large-scale takedown, CyrusOne doesn’t hesitate to identify a tailored solution,"
Could Verizon be gunning for both Google and Facebook?
The US$4.8bn acquisition of Yahoo’s operating business by AOL’s owner Verizon sees two of the original “new media” giants of the 1990s joining forces.
Oracle acquires NetSuite for $9.3 billion price tag
Oracle is spending $9.3 billion to acquire 'complementary' cloud provider NetSuite, with the transaction expected to close as early as this year.
Yahoo-Verizon merger to shake up digital communication space
$4.83 billion is on the table for Verizon's planned acquisition of Yahoo and its 1 billion monthly customers.
EMC shareholders approve Dell merger with 98% of votes
EMC have announced that its shareholders have approved the Dell merger agreement with 98% of voters in favour.
Mission complete: CLX Communications fully aquires Mblox
CLX communications acquired Mblox in May of this year, but it was only two days ago that it gained access to 100% of the shares it has in the company.
ComCom officially weighs in on Vodafone/Sky merger
“We give clearance to a proposed merger only if we are satisfied the merger is unlikely to have the effect of substantially lessening competition."
Mitel out as Polycom gets better offer
The merger between Polycom and Mitel has come to end with Polycom announcing it has terminated the agreement following a better offer.
Google Cloud Platform buys major video software provider Avanto
Video software and processing developer Anvato has announced that it is joining the Google Cloud Platform.
Avast acquires AVG for $1.3billion
Avast Software has just announced its acquisition of fellow industry pioneer, security provider and long time rival AVG Technologies.
It's official: Shareholders say YES to Sky-Vodafone merger
Sky shareholders have voted YES to the Sky-Vodafone merger this morning at a special meeting held at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland this morning.
Tomorrow's the big day: Shareholders set to vote on Sky-Vodafone merger
The Vodafone-Sky merger is set to be put to shareholders at 10.30am tomorrow morning (July 6) at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland.
Blue Central acquires VCPro; gains new boss
Blue Central has acquired VCPro for an undisclosed sum in a deal which gives the IT solutions and services provider new offerings - and a new boss.
Ruckus & Brocade Aussie MDs resign ahead of global merger
The two Australian managing directors of Ruckus Wireless and Brocade have left, right before the two companies undergo a global merger.
Why is Dell really dropping its assets? To fund its EMC acquisition
Dell is cutting its losses with its sale of Dell Software Group & its non-core assets to focus on its EMC acquisition, according to a TBR white paper.
Dell sells its Software Group division to global investment giants
Dell has signed a definitive agreement with Francisco Partners and Elliott Management to sell Dell Software Group for an unspecified price tag.
Microsoft's LinkedIn purchase: The far-reaching industry implications
Microsoft's acquisition of LinkedIn will have far-reaching implications to Microsoft's own business, competitors, partners and customers.
Microsoft's LinkedIn purchase speaks volumes about communications
Microsoft’s offer to acquire LinkedIn for $26bn highlights the continued importance & challenges of communication platforms in the digital age.