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19 December 2016
Model N tightens its grip in this market by reaping the customer base of its main revenue management rival, Revitas. CIOs who are Revitas customers should weigh their needs against Model N’s acquisition strategy.
14 December 2016
Amazon Go has the potential to impact the overall in-store customer experience. Retail CIOs should observe the pilot; however, consumer reception and mitigation of consumer data security concerns will determine the service’s fate.
6 December 2016
Syncsort will acquire Trillium, accelerating data quality capabilities within its portfolio. Syncsort is familiar with big data use cases, while Trillium customers are used to more broadly applicable data quality solutions.
23 November 2016
OpinionLab brings a strong digital experience feedback solution to Verint’s own voice-of-the-customer offering. Application leaders for CRM and customer experience should assess the new combination for their CX needs.
22 November 2016
GE’s acquisition of Bit Stew is favorable for customers reaching for digital transformation. The deal fills an integration functionality gap in the Predix Internet of Things platform, answering a technical challenge in the implementation of end-to-end IoT business solutions.
21 November 2016
GE Digital will add cloud-based field service delivery to its analytics-driven IoT asset management platform for better uptime. FSM application leaders should assess the offering to meet customers’ higher service-level demands.
18 November 2016
Siemens' purchase of Mentor Graphics will bring together unprecedented depth of mechanical and electronics design and manufacturing execution capabilities. CIOs must weigh the pros and cons of buying the full suite of design tools from a single vendor.
10 November 2016
CenturyLink's agreement to purchase Level 3 and divest its data centers is a clear bet on the enterprise telecom market, while continuing to sell managed services. Competitive pressures are forcing CenturyLink to rapidly transform its enterprise network services offerings.
3 November 2016
The merger of Baker Hughes with GE Oil & Gas will combine two petroleum service providers and also create the potential to digitally enable their products. This high-profile merger will amplify demand for digital solutions across the industry.
2 November 2016
The planned acquisition of Sanovi will enable IBM to deliver managed IT resilience services to more system, storage and database platforms. The services industry is starting to shift from managed recovery to managed resilience.
28 October 2016
By acquiring Time Warner, AT&T would gain content for its cloud-based networks with TV, satellite, over-the-top and fixed/wireless services. If the deal is approved, technology business unit leaders serving the entertainment industry should not expect AT&T to realize its vision before 2020.
13 October 2016
Two new products will add to Veeva’s unique multitenant cloud application suite for clinical trials data management. CIOs and IT leaders in the eClinical space should assess how the products integrate with other Veeva Vault Clinical products and impact IT complexity, and investigate pricing options.
19 September 2016
Acquiring Samsung's printer business will help HP lead the market and drive short-term revenue growth; however, continued focus on a shrinking, legacy IT segment raises questions around HP’s long-term strategy and vision beyond products.
16 September 2016
The acquisition of Dell EMC’s Enterprise Content Division will make OpenText the largest ECM vendor in terms of market share and revenue; however, this deal brings with it uncertainty and questions for customers and partners.
12 September 2016
Volvo Cars and Autoliv, one of the world’s largest auto safety equipment makers, are creating a unique autonomous vehicle software company. CIOs at automakers and suppliers should investigate joint ventures, acquisitions and other opportunities in response to the growing competition.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.