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3 April 2015
Fundtech provides D+H with complementary products and banking clients outside of Canada. Bank technology providers continue to identify payments as a growth area as a highly fractured industry offers scope for consolidation.
31 March 2015
Cloud-based software provider Veeva's customer data management solution will benefit its pharma customers with its global orientation and simplified contractual terms. But Veeva faces competition from well-entrenched vendors.
24 March 2015
This deal will give safety managers installing Internet of Things devices more control over crisis communications. But as IoT adoption grows, the range of devices will deter unified strategies for manufacturers and customers.
17 March 2015
With its new cloud storage offering, Google intends to compete in the cloud-based recovery and data archival markets. IT leaders should consider Nearline if they want lower-cost DRaaS without compromising quality of service.
11 March 2015
The launch of a Google aggregation service for the U.S. insurance market will address previously overlooked consumer demand and give insurers a new digital distribution channel that has widespread consumer familiarity.
10 March 2015
By acquiring AlchemyAPI, IBM significantly increases the potential size of the Watson developer ecosystem and aims to cut the complexity of training Watson-based systems on large bodies of “unstructured” information.
6 March 2015
The acquisition of ecVision will expand Amber Road's footprint to include global sourcing and collaboration capabilities, extending its coverage beyond logistics and compliance.
5 March 2015
HP’s investment in Aruba will help create a robust wired and wireless access-layer connectivity solution. The combination of the No. 2 campus-switching vendor with the No. 2 WLAN vendor creates a global rival to Cisco Systems.
20 February 2015
APL Logistics’ business in the Americas will complement Kintetsu's freight-forwarding offering beyond its traditional home market. U.S. and APAC logistics managers will benefit from the expansion of Kintetsu's global network.
17 February 2015
By acquiring Voltage Security, HP will broaden its data-centric security portfolio, though integration concerns remain. This moves HP in the direction of offering protection for data throughout its life cycle.
12 February 2015
Core Collaboration from Core Informatics, a cloud provider of laboratory informatics, will enhance scientific collaboration, which can be notoriously difficult. The platform supports distributed and externalized R&D models.
6 February 2015
Uber’s partnership with Carnegie Mellon University recognizes Uber’s need for a differentiated offering, and could disrupt automakers and mobility providers via self-driving vehicle features.
28 January 2015
Harman International’s recent acquisition deals show why automotive companies need to embrace new, transformational opportunities that span from connected vehicles to connected drivers and, ultimately, connected consumers.
23 January 2015
EY’s Transformation Spectrum encapsulates a client’s statement of purpose and delivery execution — an approach we expect to influence the strategy-to-execution focus and change the competitive landscape in business consulting services.
22 January 2015
Oracle added next-generation hardware and software as well as flexible configurations and pricing to Exadata, allowing less costly entry and upgrades. Purchasing and IT management should re-evaluate Exadata.
16 January 2015
Demandware, a SaaS-based digital commerce platform provider, announced it will acquire point-of-sale and store operations solution provider Tomax to extend its offering to retail stores and provide a single commerce platform.
15 January 2015
Oracle’s new service will drive patient adherence reporting in clinical systems by leveraging Proteus “ingestible” technology, allowing for streamlined and automated processes with high-integrity adherence data.
19 December 2014
The Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act passed the U.S. Congress with the most comprehensive overhaul of government IT in 18 years. Government CIOs should prepare for new authority and responsibilities.
18 December 2014
This merger, part of a consolidation trend among insurance technology providers, will bring together complementary product sets. Customers and prospects should seek a product road map and monitor integration and R&D plans.
10 November 2014
This acquisition extends BrandMaker's marketing resource management capabilities into digital marketing. IT application leaders should evaluate whether MRM initiatives could benefit from more integrated marketing operations.
29 October 2014
HP plans to introduce enterprise 3D printers based on new Multi Jet Fusion technology, developed with a range of partners. The material range, part quality and speed may disrupt the market if it launches as planned.
14 October 2014
Siemens broadens its digital manufacturing capabilities with Camstar, but also gets manufacturing execution systems (MES) offerings in all manufacturing industries, plus the quality management platform, Omneo.
13 October 2014
Salesforce.com has made a dramatic and potentially disruptive entrance to the business intelligence and analytics market. Its Wave launch will complicate product selection and could threaten some startups.
8 October 2014
A recent launch event outlined plans for implementing the U.S. DATA Act. Federal CIOs must assess the cost of mapping data and adding analytical capabilities. CIOs and agency leaders must move to data-centric decision making.
8 October 2014
HP’s split is primarily a move for shareholders and will have little impact on customers. While separating into two companies should help with focus, core challenges to HP remain.
3 October 2014
Kewill’s acquisition of IBM Sterling Transportation Management System broadens Kewill's portfolio of transportation solutions. TMS customers and prospects will benefit from Kewill renewing the focus on multimodal TMS.
30 September 2014
HP Networking's App Store showcases the potential of software-defined networking for network decision makers. But it must move to an open platform based on OpenDaylight to gain the critical mass to alter networking's future.
18 September 2014
The planned acquisition by Cognizant brings clarity to TriZetto's future, but it remains unclear how it will resolve the healthcare technology provider's service-level and other issues.
16 September 2014
As marketing leaders continue to weigh the benefits of consolidation, marketing services company Alliance Data has announced plans to acquire Conversant to expand its multichannel capabilities for its Epsilon division.
16 September 2014
iPhone 6, Apple Watch and iOS 8 will require IT staff to prepare for product upgrades and increased demand for support. Apple Pay’s future is less settled and should be monitored over the coming year.
11 September 2014
Office Delve and Office Graph represent a new phase in employee productivity, where applications deliver relevant information based on insights from machine-learning algorithms that mine people, content, and activity relationships.
10 September 2014
In a payments market poised for worldwide growth, acquiring Clear2Pay brings FIS complementary payment offerings it can distribute using its extensive global presence. This will position it well against rival providers.
19 August 2014
Saleslogix will plug a hole in Infor's cloud application strategy. The deal will renew opportunities for an underperforming product and increase options for IT leaders supporting sales and sales operations managers.
8 August 2014
As ad tech providers consolidate, marketers will benefit from a less fragmented marketing technology ecosystem. But solutions often rely on conflicting business models and it could take years before they become fully integrated.
7 August 2014
Jacobson Companies will enable Norbert to make its first foray into non-Europe-based third-party logistics. U.S. and European logistics managers will benefit from the expansion of Norbert's global network.
4 August 2014
CrossIdeas brings a rich set of capabilities to IBM’s identity and access management portfolio. IAM leaders will now have the option of a complete IGA platform from IBM.
4 August 2014
The U.K. Government Digital Services office will end its pan-government accreditation requirement for suppliers to the G-Cloud procurement framework. U.K. public sector CIOs must decide how much they value this accreditation.
1 August 2014
TOA Technologies will provide Oracle customers with a modern, cloud-based field service management solution. Directors of field operations and CIOs considering a cloud model should evaluate the TOA product.
31 July 2014
Dassault Systèmes aims to provide value by connecting all business processes from product design and planning to execution for supply chains. Supply chain leaders must ensure Dassault will expand Quintiq services and support.
28 July 2014
As it grows its ad business, LinkedIn will acquire an ad technology provider that promises to enable B2B marketers to more precisely target ads to business audiences and manage leads.
24 July 2014
By acquiring Venda, NetSuite increases its European presence, grows the e-commerce talent supporting SuiteCommerce and now offers Venda’s cloud platform, a stand-alone digital commerce solution.
22 July 2014
Esri's new GeoPlanner and updated CityEngine further its aim of reaching land use planners who are casual or expert users of GIS software. The products make it easier to integrate with other tools to support many use cases.
17 July 2014
The National Governor’s Association’s new "Delivering Results" initiative will open doors to the strategic importance of information technology, offering government CIOs an opportunity to get a seat at the policymaking table.
14 July 2014
The merger between Accellos and HighJump Software will create a larger, more financially viable supply chain execution firm. But it may add complexity to the task of selectively integrating two wide-ranging product lines.
11 July 2014
By consolidating its analytics products and making pricing transparent, MicroStrategy has made it easier for customers to understand its products and pricing and reach a buying decision.
1 July 2014
A U.S. Supreme Court ruling against Aereo, which streams TV programming via the Internet to mobile devices, exposes the challenge of disruptive technologies in media.
30 June 2014
Acquiring Micros Systems will give Oracle a foothold in the hospitality industry and help bolster its midrange market share. But it is imperative that Oracle sort out the overlap between the two companies' product sets.
20 June 2014
The Atego acquisition adds systems engineering support to PTC’s comprehensive product life cycle management software portfolio. PTC customers adopting Atego should prioritize education and process and organizational change.
20 June 2014
This deal will leverage and expand Canon’s presence in the networked and video surveillance market. However, product integration and cross-selling between Canon and Milestone will take some years to reach the government sector.
19 June 2014
The flash storage solution provider SanDisk’s planned acquisition of Fusion-io is the latest in a series of deals among solid-state drive providers in the rapidly consolidating PCIe SSD solution segment.
6 June 2014
Descartes Systems Group, a Canadian logistics application and service provider, purchased U.S.-based trade content provider Customs Info. The deal will impact both buyers and providers of global trade content and technology.
5 June 2014
By acquiring Serus, E2open will enhance the supply management and multitier visibility capabilities of its collaboration hub. But the timing could pose integration challenges, given E2open's recent icon-scm purchase.
3 June 2014
Life science services and healthcare solutions provider Telerx announced it will acquire C3i. The deal will expand Telerx's global reach and scope of services, but integrating services across new geographies will take time.
30 May 2014
Intel's In-Vehicle Solutions platform seeks to cut development costs and the time-to-market for vehicle-centric IT and communication technology innovations. Such efforts will accelerate the emergence of the Internet of Cars.
27 May 2014
The unique combination of functions within Dassault Systèmes’ Biovia business unit could shift the competitive dynamics in the segment of the product life cycle management market focused on science-based topics.
23 May 2014
The winning party’s extensive use of technology in the election and future prime minister Modi’s statements about IT's importance in driving transparency and accountability in government are good signs for India’s IT industry.
19 May 2014
LiveRamp’s technology and partnerships will give Acxiom new capabilities to marry online and offline customer data and offer advanced multichannel targeting for marketing.
14 May 2014
Autodesk’s open-source 3D printer and Spark software platform for 3D printing affirm its commitment to advance the 3D printing market, and to improve the platform and create new capabilities by engaging end users.
14 May 2014
inContact’s acquisition continues the trend of contact center infrastructure vendors offering workforce optimization capabilities. These two companies are well-suited to compete in the CCI market.
12 May 2014
The acquisition of TrialNetworks will enable DrugDev to leverage collaborative trial management software and help its users optimize clinical trial processes.