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Equinix makes $874m data centre deal to keep EC happy

Telstra Global is expanding into the US and Japan, and adding 155 new racks to its Sydney datacentre

Equinix has announced the sale of eight data centres across Europe to Digital Realty Trust for approximately $874 million.

SEC filing shows LinkedIn negotiating skills are worth $5bn

Microsoft To Layoff 18,000

The US Securities and Exchange Committee has released its filings outlining the road to Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn, during which $5 billion was added to the value of the deal.

Cisco cracks open wallet for $293m CloudLock acquisition

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Citrix has announced its intent to acquire cloud security company CloudLock in a $293 million deal which is expected to close in Q1 2017.

Intel reported to be looking for security exit

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Almost six years after purchasing antivirus specialists McAfee, Intel is reported to be in the market to sell off its security arm.

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.

Samsung acquires containers-cloud company Joyent

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Samsung has agreed to buy San Francisco based cloud provider Joyent in an effort to diversify its product offering in declining markets.

Solarwinds acquires LogicNow to form new MSP business unit

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SolarWinds has completed the acquisition of LogicNow, which it plans to merge with the N-able business unit to create SolarWinds MSP.

Salesforce ventures into e-Commerce with $2.8bn acquisition

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Salesforce has taken another step towards the e-Commerce market after announcing it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Demandware for $2.8 billion.

Intel continues IoT innovation through Itseez acquisition

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Intel has continued its strides into the IoT market through the acquisition of Itseez, a computer vision and machine learning company.

CIOs look to the cloud for seamless M&A

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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.

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