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BMC acquires Emprisa Networks

BMC announced today the acquisition of Emprisa Networks, which provides automated network configuration, compliance and change management software. BMC had been partnering with Emprisa, and the Emprisa E-NetAware is part of BMC's new Service Automation solution, which deals with coordinating and running provisioning and updates; server and network configuration; and the packaging and deployment of software across heterogeneous systems.

October 8, 2007 by Dan Farber


Vonage and Sprint settle patent dispute; Is Verizon next?

Vonage and Sprint said Monday that they have settled a pending patent dispute in a deal that's a rare bit of good news for the embattled VOIP provider. Vonage, which has been whacked by patent suits by Sprint and Verizon, said the settlement with Sprint is worth $80 million, including $35 million for past use of the license, $40 million for a paid-in-full future license and $5 million in prepayment for services.

October 8, 2007 by


The Halo 3 effect and its impact on Blackwater's future

Guest post: Chris Matyszczyk ruminates on the arrival of Halo 3 and finds connections between the video game, lattes, aspiring snipers, Blackwater and Britney. A couple of weeks ago, Wolf, the innocent-looking boy who makes my latte extra hot, seemed a little extra hot himself.

October 7, 2007 by Dan Farber