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Dell sells software business for $2bn to fund EMC deal

Dell has announced Francisco Partners and Elliott Management have agreed to purchase its software business unit as the company moves towards deadline day for the EMC merger.

Microsoft commits to $26bn LinkedIn purchase in social media play

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Microsoft has made a play to enter the social market after announcing it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 billion.

CSC announces HPE enterprise services merger to create $26bn business

Meg Whitman

CSC has announced it will be merging with the enterprise services segment of HPE, as the latter reported its fourth consecutive quarter of year-over-year revenue growth.

CIOs look to the cloud for seamless M&A

IBM speaker

For senior CIOs, knowing how to respond to an M&A and divesture situation is key, as mergers, acquisitions and divestitures are a critical component of business strategy.

EMC & Dell execs outline integration plan to create Dell Technologies

EMC Dell Integration

Dell’s Chief Integration Officer Rory Read and EMC’s COO of the Global Enterprise Services business unit Howard Elias offered some insight into the workings of the Value Creation and Integration Office, the team built to manage the integration of EMC and Dell during the course of the merger.

Microsoft grows Azure IoT offerings with Solair purchase

Microsoft To Layoff 18,000

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

NTT Data

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.

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