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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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
9 May 2014
Google's acquisition of Adometry and AOL's acquisition of Convertro demonstrate the growing importance of attribution for marketers. Make sure the particular attribution offering you choose is ready to deliver on its promise.
8 May 2014
With i4C Analytics technology, Accenture could offer a hybrid advanced analytics offering that encompasses established software and services. This will also add flexibility to Accenture’s build, buy and outsource options.
8 May 2014
Ansys’ acquisition of 3D modeling software provider, SpaceClaim should benefit customers of both vendors. But SpaceClaim customers will likely find managing their Ansys relationship tougher than managing their SpaceClaim one.
6 May 2014
A new alliance between HP and contract manufacturer Foxconn should help drive adoption of hyperscale server technologies. It will also limit the opportunity for traditional rivals and new market entrants to counter the initiative.
2 May 2014
Xerox's new print manager and analytics tools could improve business insight on document usage, and advance the state of managed content services.
2 May 2014
A merger between two supply chain professional associations, APICS and the Supply Chain Council, will result in stronger and more relevant professional development resources and content for supply chain professionals.
30 April 2014
Tibco Software’s acquisition could address several new business intelligence and analytics needs. But keeping the product groups separate could confuse, and its longer-term integration plan may not counter near-term threats.
24 April 2014
A partnership will integrate Pool4Tool's strategic sourcing capabilities with riskmethods' risk information. This will enable improvements in their customers' sourcing processes and decisions and risk prevention strategies.
22 April 2014
Microsoft's SQL Server 2014 release changes the in-memory DBMS landscape. Its new in-memory transaction capabilities will drive increased enterprise interest in HTAP and help Microsoft sustain its growth in the years ahead.
18 April 2014
Microsoft's limited public preview of a new cloud-based Internet of Things platform integrates Azure functions so its partners can build industry-oriented IoT market solutions. General availability for users is not expected until 1Q15.
11 April 2014
The purchase of Silverpop will give IBM a best-of-breed email marketing offering and give Silverpop financial stability and resources. Customers of both will benefit, but the deal won't much change their competitive position.
8 April 2014
Some Gartner clients report that Microsoft is lowering the maximum price for custom support. Now that official support of Windows XP has ended, revisit your Custom Support Agreement plans for potential cost and risk reduction.
7 April 2014
SAPs recently announced supply chain product road map flags its intent to develop new capabilities and exploit its Hana platform, and will effectively give SAP APO clients a planning timetable for major product transition.
4 April 2014
Icon expands its capabilities as a clinical research organization through the acquisition of Aptiv Solutions, bringing adaptive clinical trial and risk-based monitoring capabilities.
28 March 2014
StatSoft will broaden Dell’s analytics portfolio, and get access to Dell’s sales and marketing channels. Dell has a number of options, creating an element of uncertainty about what it intends to do with the acquisition.
27 March 2014
Cisco's plan to deliver a Cisco Powered cloud platform and services that will be available from multiple partners puts the IT world on notice that it will now become a cloud services provider as well as an equipment supplier.
21 March 2014
The high valuation of the Castlight Health IPO shows market momentum toward member-facing technology purchased by employer plan sponsors from third-party vendors, rather than from payers. Payer CIOs must react strategically.