Business Cloud News

Microsoft adds more software capabilities to Azure IoT suite


Microsoft has announced the acquisition of Solair, an Italian IoT software company which currently operates in the manufacturing, retail, food & beverage and transportation industries.

Oracle acquisition boosts position in data-as-a-service market


Oracle has announced its intention to acquire Israeli machine-learning company Crosswire, in a bid to strengthen its Data-as-a-Service offering.

Maintel announces acquisition of Azzurri Communications


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.

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.

Juniper Networks buys telco cloud vendor BTI Systems

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Data centre infrastructure vendor Juniper Networks is to buy BTI Systems, a specialist developer of software-defined networking (SDN) tools and networking hardware, reports

PWC buys CRM and sales automation specialist Outbox

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PwC is to acquire technology consultant Poland-based Outbox Group, a cloud-based CRM and sales automation specialist.

Salesforce buys SteelBrick from California and wind power from Virginia

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Cloud giant has announced two new acquisitions, one intended to boost its bottom line and the other to shrink its carbon footprint.

Dell EMC takeover raises questions about Virtustream and Perot Systems

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Two new developments have been reported this week as Dell and EMC attempt to resolve the $67 billion question of how to finance one of the biggest mergers in the history of technology.

Equinix cleared to buy Telecity but must sell London, Amsterdam and Frankfurt facilities


The European Commission has approved the proposed acquisition of data centre operator Telecity by rival Equinix. However, to assuage anti competition concerns, Equinix had to agree to sell off a number of data centres in Amsterdam, London and Frankfurt.