• An Aborted Deal That Would Have Been a Disaster–HP And EMC Investigated a Merger

     

    A Wall Street Journal report suggested that EMC and HP have investigated a potential merger deal that would have  created a massive vendor worth close to $130 billion. Citing unnamed sources, WSJ wrote that the deal was approached as a “merger of equals” and was in discussion over the past [...]

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  • Non Code Design Meets MBaaS–Can Kony Differentiate This Way?

     

    As more and more organizations think about how mobile software fits within their business, there is an increasing awareness of the tools that help with the mobile application development and management process. These tools, generally known under the acronym MBaaS (for mobile backend as a service), all offer a variation on the [...]

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  • Better Health Risk Analysis Powered By Big Data

     

    As a volunteer fireman I have to undergo an annual health inspection. I’m something of a fitness fanatic and take my health pretty seriously. Every time I have my health check I’m pleased with the fact that my cholesterol is off the charts low, my weight is within normal bounds, [...]

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  • JumpCloud Launches Directory As A Service–Identity 2.0?

     

    As the world moves from static organizations and monolithic application stacks, there is a corresponding need for identity to become increasingly dynamic. Not only in terms of the individuals connecting to a system (be they internal or external) but al…

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  • Kii Joins The Private Mobile Backend Club

     

    There is a growing maturity among organizations about he cloud. Most people have moved on from a binary perspective that either says public cloud is the only way forward or alternatively that private is the best place for everything. Rather than this s…

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  • Red Hat Acquires FeedHenry To Move Into The Mobile Space

     

    It’s been a big day in tech news – Larry Ellison (kind of) stepping down from the CEO role at Oracle. SAP acquiring Concur. Amongst those big events, the modest acquisition of a mobile backend vendor by Red Hat didn’t really rate. But Red Hat acquiring FeedHenry is actually interesting. FeedHenry is [...]

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  • SAP Acquires Concur–The Monoliths Fight Back

     

    In a move that leaves us in no doubt that the legacy monolithic vendors are focused on maintaining their market position, SAP today announced that it is acquiring Concur, a vendor that delivers cloud-based expense and travel management solutions. The deal, priced at $129 per share, is priced at a 20% margin [...]

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  • Twilio Adds MMS To Its Communication Development Platform

     

    A couple of days ago I covered the news that Genband is rolling out a development platform whereby developers can obtain a broad range of communications products to use within their applications. The Kandy platform includes voice, text, messaging and v…

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  • Kinvey Snags Schneider And Gets An Awesome MBaaS Case Study

     

    As the world moves to doing more and more on mobile devices, there has been a corresponding increase in the number of vendors offering solutions to help organizations create mobile solutions. Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) vendors are increasingly common – from the big boys like Amazon Web Services to smaller players [...]

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  • CloudFlare Delivers Cloud Alongside User-Control

     

    Often we think of the cloud as a series of choices involving lots of use of the word ‘or”. You can have cloud agility OR security. You can have the ease of cloud applications OR easy freedom to move. Given that I’ve heard “or” so many times in the past, [...]

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