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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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
20 March 2014
The acquisition of Knotice, a marketing data management platform, creates a new option for digital marketers looking to combine first- and third-party data to fuel cross-channel programs.
18 March 2014
PerkinElmer’s scientific collaborative platform is based on cloud technology it acquired from Wingu. Cost-effective electronic laboratory notebooks will promote greater efficiency and transparency in the research process.
1 March 2014
Cloudant’s NoSQL database platform as a service will help refocus IBM's mobile and cloud capabilities strategy. But it will also challenge customers who must choose among IBM’s diverse portfolio of data management solutions.
27 February 2014
BlueKai’s assets will give Oracle’s Marketing Cloud new capabilities to target digital ads, messages and brand experiences using internal and external data.
27 February 2014
IBM's new PaaS, BlueMix, based on an extensible open-source foundation, could have a positive impact on the entire market. But IBM must stay focused on cloud architecture, not the inertia of its established customer base.
18 February 2014
The Framework for Critical Infrastructure is a useful tool for managing cybersecurity risk, but will not replace risk management programs. Gartner views the Framework positively as a legal foundation for aligning IT/OT risk.
13 February 2014
Winter Olympics attendees' use of OpenStreetMap to navigate Greater Sochi has confirmed the marketability of crowdsourced cartography. By year-end 2014, Gartner expects government agencies will increasingly embrace OSM.
12 February 2014
Buying Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise would fill out China Huaxin's business portfolio by expanding its enterprise unified communications and data-networking capabilities. The deal would help Alcatel-Lucent refocus on core areas.
12 February 2014
The acquisition of a leading digital banking solution provider should help extend Misys' market reach and drive more competition. But Misys will need to demonstrate continued innovation in an increasingly competitive market.
12 February 2014
The legodo acquisition gives Actuate the components to address the full spectrum of customer communication management capabilities. Actuate’s nascent CCM offering is now augmented by legodo's social and mobile features.
10 February 2014
The Department of Transportation’s support will help advance vehicle-centric information and communication technologies, but it must offer clearer V2V communication guidelines and timelines to be useful to the industry.
10 February 2014
After CEO Satya Nadella settles into his new position, Microsoft's efforts at reinvention will accelerate, creating both opportunities and risks for current Microsoft customers.
5 February 2014
Dassault Systemes’ Accelrys acquisition aggressively expands its presence among R&D communities. Business integration should progress smoothly, but technical integration will have challenging impacts for clients.
4 February 2014
The alignment of McKesson Care Management and RedBrick is a response to demand for a better member experience. Clients and prospects should watch to see if integration demonstrates improved engagement and behavior change.
31 January 2014
Cumulus Networks and Dell have partnered to deliver a new switching architecture that will disrupt the enterprise networking market and lead to increased customer choice and market innovation.
29 January 2014
IBM's intent to sell its x86 server business demonstrates a desire to focus on alternate hardware, software and services. Yet the deal leaves clients and buyers with questions regarding service, product support and direction.
28 January 2014
The strategic alliance between Konica Minolta and MGI Digital Graphic Technology will use their complementary strengths to help both expand their digital printing businesses.
28 January 2014
Confirmit's Integrasco purchase will provide its customers with access to cross-channel text mining and social visibility. But Confirmit will have to overcome traditional voice-of-the-customer and CRM silos to make the deal successful.
17 January 2014
Google’s acquisition of Nest Labs opens an alternative entry point into the connected-home market. Consequently, utility CIOs and solution providers participating in the market must recalibrate their strategies.