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Trello snapped up by Atlassian
“We’re as committed to our original vision and brand as we were on launch day but we now have more firepower to fulfill that mission.”
Microsoft wraps up LinkedIn deal – What now?
"Today marks the beginning of a journey to bring together the world’s leading professional cloud and the world’s leading professional network."
Remesys & Pivot Software announce trans-Tasman merger
Two talent management software providers on both sides of the Tasman are joining forces and becoming one company in order to grow across Asia Pacific.
Is Samsung about to sell its PC business?
“Lenovo, already the world’s largest PC supplier, is continuously seeking opportunities to further grow its core business in the global market."
Achieving milestones: The gloves are off for this IT MSP enabler
SolarWinds MSP announced the most rapid integration progress achieved to date, as SolarWinds N-able and LOGICnow transition to a unified brand.
Voyager buys NZ’s first internet provider
“Acquiring Actrix allows us to more closely connect with NZ consumers & provides economies of scale that will allow us to compete more aggressively."
Exclusive Autotask event speaks candidly about mergers & acquisitions
IT industry executives gathered at a low-key roundtable event at the Hilton Auckland yesterday to discover how Autotask is shaping the industry.
NZME/Fairfax merger: No way, says ComCom
"Removal of this competitive tension would likely lead to a reduction in the quality and quantity of NZ news content both online and print."
CenturyLink 'extends reach' through $34 billion buyout of Level 3 Communications
Global IT company CenturyLink is spending around $34 billion to buy out Fortune 500 and global communications company Level 3 Communications.
Qualcomm spends up large, nets NXP Semiconductors for $47 billion
Semiconductor manufacturer NXP will now become part of the global giant Qualcomm, after the acquisition was unanimously approved by company boards.
Why Managed Service Providers must change - or die
The managed service provider (MSP) space is experiencing an explosion of merger and acquisition (M&A) activity, with new announcements made daily.
Polycom's 'momentous day' as Siris Capital completes $2 billion acquisition
Polycom has announced the completion of its acquisition by Siris Capital, in a $2 billion deal. Mary McDowell set to take over as Polycom CEO.
Oracle to buy cloud security vendor Palerra
“Palerra offers a unique combination of visibility into cloud usage, data security, user behaviour analytics, and security configuration."
Extreme Networks to acquire wireless LAN business from Zebra Technologies
"The acquisition significantly expands Extreme’s wireless LAN security offering with the addition of Zebra’s WIPS solution."
JB Hi-Fi buys The Good Guys for cool $870 million
“The acquisition is a very attractive strategic opportunity for JB Hi-Fi and significantly enhances our offering in the $4.6B home appliances market."
Intel sparks move into VR realm with proposed Movidius acqusition
“When a device is capable of understanding and responding to its environment, entirely new and unprecedented solutions present themselves."
Introducing Dell Technologies - Dell + EMC officially merged
"I'm thrilled for Michael and the new company, and we are eager to see everything they create in the future.”
Dell sets official date for EMC acquisition
“Combined, we will be exceptionally well-positioned for growth in the most strategic areas of next generation IT."
Nutanix announces two new acquisitions
"We are honoured to welcome them into the Nutanix family, and build the next generation of innovative products,"
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.