Mergers and acquisitions

HP throws shade over Xerox ‘health’ amid hostile bid

HP has raised questions about the long-term health of Xerox as the printer giant pushes towards a US$33.5 billion hostile buyout.

Splunk makes partner enhancements and acquires Streamlio

Data analytics software maker Splunk has made some new enhancements to its Partner+ Technology Alliance Program in an effort to increase the value of partners in building connectors, apps and add-ons to Splunk.

The self-service analytics market convergence is upon us

Just a week after Google Cloud acquired analytics software company Looker for $2.6 billion, SaaS CRM giant Salesforce announced that it will be acquiring rival analytics firm Tableau for $15.7 billion in an all-stock deal, making it the company's largest ever acquisition by some distance.

Salesforce to acquire Tableau

Salesforce has signed a definitive agreement to acquire analytics platform vendor Tableau in a US$15.7 billion deal.

GCI expands global footprint with Modality Systems acquisition

UK-based converged IT services provider GCI has taken its first steps in globally expanding its operations through the acquisition of Microsoft partner Modality Systems.

'There was resistance' to Qualtrics acquisition: Hasso Plattner, SAP founder

SAP founder Dr Hasso Plattner said that there was board-level resistance to the $8 billion acquisition of Utah-based SaaS company Qualtrics last year and that CEO Bill McDermott was the driving force behind the decision.

Deloitte and ServiceNow sign workflow transformation deal

​ServiceNow has inked a strategic agreement with Deloitte for the development and launch of new digital workflow products based on the vendor’s Now Platform.

Nutanix on partnership with HPE: Coopetition is a healthy way to ensure innovation

Here’s Nutanix’s point of view on why it made perfect sense for the hyperconvergence-harbinger to collaborate with HPE, combining Nutanix’s enterprise cloud OS and HPE’s hybrid cloud hit, GreenLake.

India-based Microsoft Dynamics partner lands in Australia, post ISV acquisition

Sonata Software has unveiled plans to increase presence across Australia, four months after acquiring Microsoft specialists Scalable Data Systems.

Which MSP sells better?

The channel is made up of four types of managed service provider, with each standing to dictate the terms on which a business owner can negotiate an exit strategy.

Sophos to acquire second security start-up in a month

Sophos has unveiled plans to acquire a second security-focused start-up within the space of the month, through the buyout of DarkBytes.

M&A mania as channel goes Microsoft Dynamics 365 crazy

The channel has stepped up M&A activity in 2019, driven by an increased need for Microsoft Dynamics 365 capabilities.