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The intended merger of Drobo, of almost management-free storage fame, and Connected Data, the brand-new maker of an innovative backup appliance, is good news for weary storage users.
The company formed from the merger of T-Mobile UK and Orange UK is to cut 7.5 percent of its workforce, including back office, management and IT roles
Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) has cut 320 staff under the first phase of its merger, with the mobile telco now looking to streamline its network management.
Frugal Networker Ken Hess and I discuss the Oracle/Sun merger, VMWare's vSphere 4 release, and talk to Pano Logic co-founder Aly Orady about desktop virtualization using his company's innovative thin client devices and management software.Click here to listen to the podcast.
The merger underscores not only the SOA vendor consolidation trend (ongoing), but also highlights the market driver of more end-to-end governance and management aspects of SOA deployments. HP and TIBCO also had recent announcements that point up a wide and more automated approach to SOA governance/management.
Communications Management Association has formalised its merger with the British Computer Society
At a summit in Canada next week, Linux developers will meet to discuss ways of improving Linux's power management capabilities.The Green Linux initiative is being organised by the Linux Foundation, which was formed earlier this year by a merger of the Open Source Development Labs and the Free Standards Group.
The organisation, formed by a merger between the Open Source Development Labs and the Free Standards Group, plans to address power management in open-source software
After a spate of consolidations in the customer relationship management sector that saw both Siebel and PeopleSoft snapped up by Oracle, there will be no letup in merger activity, according to analysts Gartner."The CRM market will continue its consolidation unabated," the analysts said in their latest research note, and listed 12 acquisitions "of note" in the last two years.
In a deal valued at $5.8 billion, Oracle Corporation has completed the sequel to this morning's merger mania (the first part being eBay's acquisition of Skype) by acquiring Customer Relationship Management solution provider Siebel Systems.
Epicor Software agrees to purchase Scala Business Solutions for $87 million in cash and stock, continuing an ongoing merger trend in the business-management applications market.
Continued telecoms woes force a merger of embattled network management rivals, but the companies may face problems bringing their technologies together
Net marketing company ValueClick says it has agreed to buy Be Free, an online affiliate marketer, in a deal worth about $128 million. Under the financial terms, ValueClick will issue about 43.4 million shares to acquire Be Free's outstanding stock, exchanging 0.65882 a share for each share of Be Free. At the merger's completion, expected by the end of the second quarter, Be Free's stockholders will own approximately 45 percent of the combined company. The new company, based in Westlake Village, Calif., will take ValueClick's name. The merger is subject to approval by the stockholders of two companies and federal regulators. Through the union, ValueClick expects to build its position as an Internet marketing powerhouse. ValueClick has acquired a handful of companies in the last two years. Among others, it bought ad technology company Mediaplex and AdWare Systems, which sells agency management software. --Stefanie Olsen, Special to ZDNet News
A firm that advises a number of Hewlett-Packard's large shareholders is set to release a report early next week that for many could be the deciding factor in how they will vote on the proposed Compaq Computer merger. Institutional Shareholder Services will release the report Monday or Tuesday of next week, Vice President Pat McGurn said Friday. The $21 billion merger has been fiercely contested by members of the Hewlett and Packard families. Most recently, Walter Hewlett, who is a company director, released minutes from a board meeting to back up his claims that HP Chief Executive Carly Fiorina and Compaq Chief Executive Michael Capellas could get as much as $115 million total from a proposed compensation package if the deal goes through. Both CEOs also have been wooing institutional shareholders, including ISS, for some time. In late January, Capellas suggested that his company's largest shareholder, Putnam Investment Management, was set to back the deal. --Margaret Kane, Special to ZDNet News
Customer relationship management (CRM) software vendor Siebel is rumoured to be interested in purchasing supply chain management (SCM) specialist i2 Technologies, according to reports from the US. Analysts said a merger could benefit both firms and their customers.
Analysis: The $6.7 billion merger seemed to be on the right track but what happened? Many blaming poor judgement by management for causing the company's dire predicament.
Columnist Tom Kuhr points to the risks attending any corporate merger where the brass fails to use the Internet to unify data and create true enterprise content management.
Research company Jupiter Media Metrix said Thursday it is searching for a new chief executive as part of its effort to reorganize its management structure. New York-based Jupiter Media Metrix (JMXI), formed by the merger of Jupiter Communications and Media Metrix last year, said Tod Johnson will remain in his current position as chairman and CEO until the company finds a replacement.
Internet advertising company DoubleClick has announced it will terminate its merger with NetCreation, having refused to match a third party offer to buy outstanding shares in the email list management firm.
The McAfee Associates name may live on despite the $1.4 billion merger with network management and security firm Network General.
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