Teradata buys big data specialist

Teradata has bought Think Big Analytics, Inc., a consulting and solutions company focused on Hadoop and big data solutions. "This is Teradata's third big data-related acquisition in six weeks, all of which are

Published on: September 7th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Telus buys Quebec security firm

Telus is strengthening its security offerings by buying a Quebec City-based risk management consulting firm it has been a partner with for many years. The telecommunications company said this morning it will acquire Enode in a

Published on: March 24th, 2014 Howard Solomon

IBM workers in China strike over Lenovo takeover

Hundreds of workers at IBM’s sever plant in China walked out of their jobs recently over worries of reduced wages and job cuts once Big Blue’s x86 server business is turned over to

Published on: March 11th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Oracle adds to social-media software arsenal

BOSTON -- Oracle Corp. is buying startup Involver, a move that adds to its burgeoning array of marketing, analytics and customer service software aimed at the social Web. The deal, announced Tuesday, is expected to

Published on: July 10th, 2012 Chris Kanaracus

Avaya expands videoconferencing line

Avaya Inc.is expanding its videoconferencing and telepresence lineup by striking a deal to buy Israel-based Radvision Ltd. for about US$230 million. In a news release this morning Avaya said the acquisition will provide

Published on: March 15th, 2012 Howard Solomon

Cisco to buy video content distribution company

Cisco Systems Inc. announced this morning it intends to buy NDS Group Ltd., a provider of video software and content security solutions that enable service providers and media companies to deliver video streams.

Published on: March 15th, 2012 Howard Solomon

Cisco fights Microsoft on Skype

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- Does Cisco Systems Inc. have non-buyer's remorse over the Microsoft/Skype union? Cisco this week appealed the European Commission's approval of Microsoft Corp.'s US$8.5 billion takeover of Skype, citing the possibility that Microsoft

Published on: February 16th, 2012 Jim Duffy

Oracle buys RightNow for nearly US$1.5 billion

BOSTON -- Oracle Corp. is buying RightNow Technologies for about US$1.5 billion in order to boost its recently announced Public Cloud with customer-service software, the companies announced Monday. The deal is expected to close late

Published on: October 24th, 2011 Chris Kanaracus

Fight for Ottawa semiconductor firm goes public

A bidding war is likely to break out for a small Ottawa semiconductor design company whose products are used by leading wireless network equipment makers. After the board of Zarlink Semiconductor Inc. rejected

Published on: July 20th, 2011 Howard Solomon