Tag: acquisition

Cloud Computing, Tech

NDAA’s cloud cyber-testing provision marks another hefty DOD compliance lift, analyst says 

January 19, 2023

Via: FCW

A key provision in the fiscal 2023 National Defense Authorization Act has tasked the Defense Department with evaluating the cybersecurity of any commercial cloud systems that touch its classified data, but there are concerns about what downstream effects provision will […]


5 Strategies for Balancing Security, Acquisition, and Support Costs Without Sacrificing CX

October 11, 2022

Via: Joseph Saunders

Since its inception, the global pandemic has continued to have a long-lasting impact on how we buy, work, and also how our businesses operate.  As such, user behaviour has naturally evolved, leading to developments in customer experience (CX) to meet […]

Industry, Workforce

White House Updates Acquisition, Business of Government Priorities

July 12, 2022

Via: Nextgov

The White House filled in some of the blanks on the President’s Management Agenda last Friday with an update on flexing federal procurement muscles to advance administration priorities like addressing climate change. “We can harness this collective power and make […]


Nvidia’s purchase of Mellanox turns up heat on Intel rivalry, data center ambitions

March 11, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Nvidia’s purchase of Mellanox for $6.9 billion will translate into a broader data center play for beyond the graphics and high-performance computing markets. According to Nvidia, the company will buy Mellanox, which makes interconnects, for $125 in cash. Nvidia reportedly […]

Cloud Computing

IBM Acquires Red Hat in Largest Open-Source Acquisition Ever

November 2, 2018

Via: Aberdeen

IBM has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Red Hat, the most prominent provider of open source cloud software in the world, for approximately $34 billion. The deal is the biggest Linux or open-source business deal ever, and the largest […]


Splunk to Acquire Software Problem-Solver VictorOps for $120 Million

June 11, 2018

Via: Fortune

Big data-cruncher Splunk is acquiring VictorOps, a Boulder, Colo.-based startup whose tools help software developers collaborate and resolve engineering issues, for $120 million mostly in cash with some stock equity. The deal is expected to close before August. Doug Merritt, […]

Federal, Policy

GSA previews $2.5 billion payroll acquisition

May 21, 2018

Via: FCW

The General Services Administration is giving vendors a heads-up on its promised payroll shared service offering, which will have a $2.5 billion ceiling value over a decade. GSA pays over 2.2 million federal employees every two weeks, making it one […]

Federal, Policy

NGA deputy director talks acquisition overhaul

May 11, 2018

Via: FCW

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is undergoing several changes thanks to the explosion of connected data and the internet of things. NGA Deputy Director Justin Poole said during a keynote address at the annual C4ISRNET conference in Arlington, Va., that the […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

Teradata Acquires StackIQ To Boost Deployment Capabilities

July 14, 2017

Via: CRN

Teradata on Thursday acquired San Diego-based startup StackIQ in a bid to beef up internal capabilities for deploying its data warehousing systems across complex cloud and on-premises environments. The pioneering data warehousing vendor sees StackIQ’s open source solutions, primarily the […]

Federal, Policy

IT, acquisition face changes in 2018 defense bills

July 6, 2017

Via: FCW

The House and Senate Armed Services Committees have completed their markups of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, and the Senate version lays out major reforms to cyber, innovation, IT management and information operations. The two versions differ somewhat on […]


Sources: Optiv Security Faces Flood Of Executive Departures After KKR Acquisition

June 6, 2017

Via: CRN

Optiv Security has seen a flood of top-level executive departures following the company’s acquisition by private equity firm KKR & Co. just four months ago, CRN has learned. CRN has identified at least nine VP-level executives that have left the […]

Federal, Policy

IT acquisition reform’s time is now

May 26, 2017

Via: FCW

I recently testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on actions the government could take to modernize its IT acquisition process. The hearing covered a lot of ground, but much of the discussion focused on how much of […]


Build digital DNA: Leveraging M&A to reshape the IT workforce

March 23, 2017

Via: CIO

As organizations going through M&A transactions begin to emerge from the massive surge of work, CIOs must consider how they can pivot toward an operating model that drives digital value. We have already explored the areas of the IT workforce […]


CA Strikes Deal To Acquire Veracode, Broadening Its Security And DevOps Portfolio

March 7, 2017

Via: CRN

CA Technologies has struck a deal to acquire application security company Veracode for $614 million in cash. With its product offerings focused on security, DevOps and IT management technologies in recent years, CA hopes that adding Veracode’s capabilities will strengthen […]


Tenable Network Security Acquires FlawCheck To Boost Security In Docker Containers

October 27, 2016

Via: CRN

For the first acquisition in the company’s 14-year history, Tenable Network Security has purchased container security startup FlawCheck to enhance security in Docker containers with plans to launch an integrated product next year. Tenable, a Columbia, Md.-based vendor that develops […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

Salesforce tries to block Microsoft’s LinkedIn acquisition

September 30, 2016

Via: CIO

Microsoft made a splash earlier this year when it announced the largest acquisition in its history, signing an agreement to buy LinkedIn for $26.2 billion. But now, Salesforce is trying to convince the European Union to block the deal. Salesforce […]


Cisco, IBM may be interested in buying Imperva

September 26, 2016

Via: CIO

Security vendor Imperva is shopping itself around and may be attractive to the likes of Cisco and IBM, according to Bloomberg. The Motley Fool reports that Imperva’s stock rose 20% today after Bloomberg’s report, which the Fool notes could actually […]

Cloud Computing

Samsung will acquire cloud-computing company Joyent

June 16, 2016

Via: Tech Crunch

Samsung Electronics announced today that it has agreed to acquire cloud-computing company Joyent. In a statement, the Korean tech giant said that the transaction (its financial terms were undisclosed) will allow it to grow its cloud-based services for its smartphones […]

Federal, Policy

NSA overhaul includes acquisition

March 10, 2016

Via: FCW

The overhaul of the National Security Agency unveiled last month has been accompanied by a change in thinking about how the agency approaches acquisition. “We increasingly need to reach out to commercial companies,” many of which are unfamiliar with federal […]


6 Blockbuster Security Acquisitions You Could See In 2016

January 13, 2016

Via: CRN

It’s a new year, which inevitably means rumors are abounding as to which security vendors will make it through the year as an independent company. That shouldn’t come as a big surprise, with major vendors looking to stake their claim […]