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Microsoft grows Azure IoT offerings with Solair purchase

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Microsoft has acquired IoT platform provider Solair in a bid to bolster its Internet of Things division, writes Telecoms.com.

Maintel announces acquisition of Azzurri Communications

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Systems integrator Maintel announced it has entered into a conditional agreement to acquire Azzurri Communications.

HPE and Blackstone agree $825 million deal for Indian IT services business

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HPE has announced its intention to sell its majority stake in Mphasis in a deal with Blackstone, believed to work in the region of $825 million.

NTT Data to acquire Dell Services for $3.06 billion

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Japan’s NTT Data is to acquire Dell’s IT Services business for $3.06 billion, in an effort to bolster its footprint in the North American region.

Micro Focus moves into DevOps space with $540 million Serena acquisition

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UK enterprise software vendor Micro Focus has announced its intention to acquire US firm Serena Software, in a bid to improve its position in the DevOps space.

Cisco to buy cloud orchestrator CliQr for $260 million

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Cisco has announced its intention to buy CliQr Technologies, a Californian start up that specialises in making apps run faster in the new bare metal, virtualised and container environments that are becoming increasingly pivotal in cloud computing.

EC clears acquisition of EMC by Dell – won’t distort competition

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The European Commission has approved the acquisition of storage and software giant EMC by PC and server maker Dell.

Oracle buys enterprise workload manager Ravello Systems for a reported $500m

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Oracle has disclosed details of its acquisition of workload management specialist Ravello Systems.

Salesforce bolsters machine learning business with PredictionIO acquisition

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Open source machine learning software vendor PredictionIO has announced it is to become part of Salesforce. The Palo Alto start up has stressed that the software will continue to be available under an open source Apache license.

Giant IT distributor Ingram bought by HNA Group for $6 billion

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Global technology distributor turned cloud service provider Ingram Micro is to be bought by Chinese conglomerate HNA Group for $6 billion.

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