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12 September 2016
GE plans to buy 3D printer manufacturers Arcam and SLM Solutions, intensifying its investment in industrial 3D printing and marking its return to capital equipment sales. Strategic planners investigating 3D printers must understand how GE's purchases will affect the market.
24 August 2016
As Ford becomes the latest company to join the autonomous vehicle race, its focus on the mobility services market and partnership with innovative startups may give it a competitive edge.
24 August 2016
JDA's new financing is welcome news to its customers, prospects, employees and the SCM application market in general, as it relieves concerns that the vendor would be taken in a poor direction via acquisition.
10 August 2016
The acquisition of FirstBest will enhance Guidewire's underwriting capabilities but introduce uncertainty about pricing and integration. Insurers in the market for underwriting workstations should wait for a detailed roadmap.
4 August 2016
The U.K. now tops the UN's survey of e-government trends, validating results of the U.K.'s Government Digital Services strategy, which focuses on citizen-centric change and led to the overhaul of many legacy systems and processes.
4 August 2016
Oracle will acquire NetSuite, strengthening its market position in cloud ERP and digital commerce while driving toward its goal of cloud dominance and $10 billion in cloud revenue.
1 August 2016
Acquiring Innotas adds a cloud-based IT project and portfolio management offering to Planview's lineup of PPM products. Planview intends to evolve Innotas into a global cloud service to support international IT PPM leaders.
11 July 2016
BMW, Intel and Mobileye’s collaboration to deliver automated driving technologies by 2021 could provide platform standards for the industry, but specific technologies must be defined before observers can assess benefits.
1 July 2016
E2open continues its run of acquisitions to better position itself for the growing multienterprise "sense and respond" market. Orchestro's capabilities add downstream demand data visibility and orchestration.
30 June 2016
The U.K.’s decision to leave the EU will have several major impacts on government CIOs. Gartner offers recommendations to CIOs in governments in the U.K, and across Europe, who will likely see a stall in IT spending.
27 June 2016
EY has announced an integrated set of transaction advisory service offerings, designed to help clients evaluate and assess the capital investments required for their organizations to become digital businesses.
24 June 2016
The U.K. vote to leave the European Union will affect IT costs in the short term, but staffing may be the No. 1 priority for U.K. firms. Other effects will emerge over the two-year negotiation period that will follow.
16 June 2016
Microsoft will acquire LinkedIn for its data and algorithms to enhance Microsoft's Dynamics CRM and other products. But customers will benefit only after Microsoft integrates them and reassures LinkedIn users about data privacy.
6 June 2016
Qlik’s acquisition by Thoma Bravo removes the vendor’s need to meet shareholder’s growth and profit expectations. But the degree of customer disruption will depend on the direction Thoma Bravo takes when the deal is complete.
6 June 2016
Salesforce will acquire a respected digital commerce product, while giving Demandware more market credibility and resources. IT leaders who support business heads in commerce, CRM and customer experience have new market choices.
1 June 2016
HPE’s spinoff of its Enterprise Services business will help the company focus on its growth opportunities, but it will require continued investment in specific services capabilities and the creation of strong partnerships.
1 June 2016
HPE's Enterprise Services business will merge with CSC to create a $26 billion, top-five IT services company. To succeed, the new company must evaluate its product strategy while managing 5,000 clients through the transition.
24 May 2016
Nice Systems' planned acquisition of inContact will give it a strong cloud position. But Nice will need to rationalize its offerings and manage more complex relationships with partners-turned-competitors.
17 May 2016
HP enters the 3D printing market with devices suitable for prototyping, tooling and finished goods. Its Multi Jet Fusion printers lower cost per piece and improve productivity without sacrificing detail or performance.
4 May 2016
Oracle will use Opower’s cloud-based analytics services to strengthen its customer engagement capabilities. This combination shows promise, but work remains to build an end-to-end customer engagement solution.
4 May 2016
As cloud-based manufacturing execution system capability becomes a necessity for manufacturers moving to improve plant visibility in their supply chains, 42Q is well-positioned to succeed.
25 April 2016
Lexmark's proposed sale to a consortium led by Apex Technology would increase its scant business in Asia/Pacific. This would make it more of a threat in the region, but less so than if a competitor such as Samsung bought it.
22 April 2016
Accenture is reducing its exposure to the P&C software market, positioning Duck Creek Technologies as an independent company. This is a positive development overall, but questions remain about Duck Creek’s capabilities.
22 April 2016
Three key players in factory automation team up with Japanese AI venture PFN to develop FIELD Systems, an "edge and fog computing" system that combines CNC, robots, devices and sensors into a self-learning system.
18 April 2016
A new technology provider partnership highlights the importance of digital financial management capabilities and platform technologies that work across the entire bank ecosystem.
29 March 2016
The merger of these information product companies is expected to drive more market consolidation which could increase regulatory scrutiny. Still, prices for automatically generated data are expected to continue to fall.
21 March 2016
The new Google Analytics 360 Suite will compete with existing marketing data management and analytics products, and attract more enterprise customers.
16 March 2016
Aspect Software’s Chapter 11 filing provides debt relief to invest in a shift to cloud-based services. But the company will need to improve its performance in the market.
15 March 2016
Salesforce's new financial services CRM platform offers broad customer engagement capabilities and integration with back-end systems, but prospective buyers should closely examine compatibility with their legacy systems.
10 March 2016
Microsoft's flagship database management system, SQL Server, will gain the ability to run on Linux, adding to its popularity by offering flexibility and removing "Windows-only" lock-in.
29 February 2016
Google's exit from online insurance suggests that it did not generate the expected ROI, but not that Google is not interested in insurance. Gartner believes Google will likely find another role in the industry in the future.
25 February 2016
IBM's plan to buy Truven Health Analytics will add valuable clients and huge healthcare data assets to Watson Health. But IBM must still build and execute an integrated, practical plan for this growing portfolio.
3 February 2016
Xerox headed down an unfamiliar road when it acquired business process outsourcer ACS. Its new plan to split into two businesses may make the roadmap a little clearer, but each unit is headed toward numerous obstacles.
2 February 2016
Moven, Payoff and CommonBond are partnering to deliver digital financial innovation. Bank CIOs should accelerate the development of their own digital ecosystems, partnering with disrupters to achieve digital transformation.
26 January 2016
Acquiring 123Compliance will give Sparta Systems cloud-based QMS capabilities for the regulated life science and consumer products industries. But its vision of end-to-end supply chain QMS will take time to make a reality.
7 January 2016
IBM's sale of its Rational System Architect business to Unicom Systems and Unicom’s lack of clear communications regarding its plans for SA will require SA customers to decide on a course of action.
23 December 2015
Major players will develop a common foundation for blockchain technology and gain mainstream visibility. Despite great long-term potential, CIOs should view this as one of many early-stage initiatives that have yet to mature.
15 December 2015
With Xchanging, CSC will strengthen its position in the increasingly consolidated European core insurance application market. However, CSC must address overlapping solutions and create a consistent roadmap for insurance CIOs.
7 December 2015
E-Town Dragon’s deal to buy Mattson Technology is part of a strategy to develop a semiconductor industry in China. With more deals expected, semiconductor equipment firms should consider stepping up their presence in China.
10 November 2015
Teradata’s decision to sell its marketing application business will create challenges and opportunities for rivals and customers.
10 November 2015
Globo experienced a swift downfall in the aftermath of allegations of falsified sales records. IT buyers must conduct proper due diligence upfront, and also be prepared to change vendors in these volatile markets.
4 November 2015
IBM continues staking out its digital business future with a bold move to become an information service provider and center of gravity for IoT processing and analytics by buying key assets of The Weather Company.
26 October 2015
Western Digital must quickly overcome challenges to realize benefits from its planned acquisition of flash storage solution provider SanDisk, including anticipated margin declines and a major technology transition to 3D NAND.
26 October 2015
Lam Research and KLA-Tencor plan to merge. The new company would become the second largest in the semiconductor equipment market.
15 October 2015
Amazon’s surprise entry into the BI and analytics market at an attractive price could disrupt current players with cloud ambitions. As Amazon QuickSight matures, it will likely be best suited for companies with most of their data in AWS.
15 October 2015
The acquisition of UTi by DSV of Denmark is expected to increase DSV’s annual revenue by about 50%. U.S. and European logistics managers should benefit from the creation of one of the world’s largest transport and logistics networks and the advanced geographical synergies resulting from the deal.
9 October 2015
HP and other networking and technology vendors announced the first version of OpenSwitch, an open-source data center switch OS. Their objective is to provide choice and flexibility for customers, which will spur innovation.
6 October 2015
Veeva Systems has bought Zinc Ahead, its main competitor in commercial content compliance. This makes Veeva the clear market leader at a time when the digital content of life science companies is becoming ever-more critical.
30 September 2015
Prosper Marketplace’s deal to buy BillGuard brings together consumer-facing fraud monitoring and expense management with P2P lending. Bank IT staff should evaluate “fintechs” as potential alternatives to incumbent vendors.
10 September 2015
IBM is launching GxP-compliant hosting services that will benefit life sciences organizations struggling to shift regulated work beyond the firewall. For long-term success, IBM and its customers must find strong solution partners.
27 August 2015
The coming TIBCO acquisition of Mashery shows strong potential for both geographic and strategic expansion — if TIBCO can execute strongly in its cloud offerings and redirect the TIBCO sales force’s focus more on the cloud.
24 August 2015
A $100 million investment in Carbon3D, led by Google Ventures, is evidence of the potential value in the 3D printing market — not just from the printers, but also from 3D print file creation, storage and retrieval services.
18 August 2015
Acquiring GT Nexus will give Infor a multitenant cloud-based network to expand global commerce and enhance logistics. But the deal could intensify competition and cause a best-of-breed provider to rise to prominence.
17 August 2015
FIS’s purchase of SunGard will create a behemoth in banking and securities software. To get the full potential of the acquisition, FIS must convince large clients that a vendor that spans both segments can serve them better.
17 August 2015
Acquiring Yodlee will bring Envestnet new data aggregation, digital banking and PFM capabilities, and will position it to lead development of emerging digital capabilities for both the consumer and wealth management markets.
6 August 2015
This unprecedented move by a consortium of automakers to jointly own a technology that is key to leadership in smart mobility will hinge on keeping many of Here’s customer base and innovation activities intact.
5 August 2015
This announcement expands the companies’ relationship, bolsters SAP’s cloud focus, uses OpenText’s B2B Managed Services and suits clients. But the agreement’s success relies on the strength of collaboration on B2B projects.
3 August 2015
Amazon Web Services’ RDS for Aurora is transformational for the dbPaaS market. Aurora’s availability, scalability, performance and low cost should make it a primary DBMS consideration for CIOs, DBAs and information managers.
30 July 2015
The acquisition of a majority interest in Fadata by Charles Taylor and Riverside will provide a welcome investment boost for the insurance software vendor. But Fadata will still face structural and management challenges.
22 July 2015
Workfront's acquisition of ProofHQ extends its marketing resource management capabilities in creative production management, and eliminates the risk that ProofHQ could be acquired by another vendor or competitor.