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Could Cisco snap up Splunk or Nutanix?

Cisco could explore the option of acquiring either Splunk or Nutanix during 2019, as part of widespread transformation plans at the technology giant.

USD 250B cloud ecosystem grew 32 percent in 2018

The cloud market ecosystem passed the $250 billion mark in 2018, driven by annual growth of 32 per cent according to new findings.

Cisco bets USD 660M on silicon-photonics firm Luxtera

Cisco says the USD 660 million it's paying for optical semiconductor company Luxtera will address the need for speed in data centers and webscale networks.

Why did HCL buy USD 1.8B worth of legacy products from IBM?

As the ink dries on the largest acquisition made by HCL Technologies, the service provider must now move to monetise a legacy IBM portfolio.

HPE revs up data play with BlueData acquisition

HPE has expanded efforts across the data space through the purchase of US-based AI and big data software company, BlueData.

70 percent of MSPs set to enter M&A activity

Managed service providers are gearing up for an era of ownership change as the channel edges towards an all-out M&A frenzy.

Sophos steers channel towards security services

Sophos has outlined plans to drive further subscription growth across the channel as partners build out managed security services.

Artificial intelligence takes center stage at Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle is injecting machine learning into its offerings to improve payment processing, expense accounting, and hiring — and has launched subscription management services for its customers’ customers.

As partners begin to self-publish, here’s 7 top content tips

The channel is finding a voice through self-publishing tools to reach a wider audience. Positive intentions? Yes. Flawed execution? Perhaps.

What the Cloudera Hortonworks mega merger means for the big data industry

Former rivals Cloudera and Hortonworks announced that they are merging this week, bringing together two once red-hot, heavily VC-backed unicorns that have both struggled to effectively monetise their open source-backed solutions.

Google Cloud counts on channel to capture untapped markets

Google Cloud is focused on the 90 per cent of workloads that have not yet been moved to the cloud, and is counting on channel partners to capitalise.

Channel set to capitalise as cognitive and AI spending grows

Spending on cognitive and AI systems is forecast to grow at a “rapid pace” during the next four years, as customers initiate full-scale deployments.