VMware goes on a shopping spree, scoops up Carbon Black and Pivotal for a combined $4.8B

It’s a pivotal moment for VMware Inc., which announced the acquisition of security company Carbon Black and cloud application platform...

August 23rd, 2019 Alex Coop

SEC documents reveal how Microsoft acquired LinkedIn

It turns out Microsoft Corp. wasn't the only tech giant interested in acquiring LinkedIn Corp. A document filed with the...

July 4th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Carbonite expands SMB data protection customer base through EVault acquisition

One of the early entrants into the online backup space is expanding its footprint through acquisition. Carbonite, which offers data...

December 17th, 2015 Gary Hilson

Security Pad, cyber security, IT

Cloudera beefs up security

Open source analytic data management software provider Cloudera has taken some of its recently-raised cash to add more security to...

June 5th, 2014 Howard Solomon

OpenText to buy B2B integration specialist

A week before its annual customer conference, OpenText has struck a deal to buy a business to business cloud integration...

November 7th, 2013 Howard Solomon

BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins at BBWorld 2013 - © IT World Canada

No privatization of BlackBerry, Heins out in Fairfax deal

Fairfax Financial has failed to find investors to partner with and take BlackBerry private. Instead the Toronto investment company said...

November 4th, 2013 Howard Solomon

BlackBerry places ads urging customers to ‘count on us’

BlackBerry Ltd. is going over the head of news and social media to make sure it gets the message out...

October 15th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Rogers buys more data centres

Rogers Communications continues to expand its data centre capabilities. The company announced this week it is buying Pivot Data Centres,...

September 25th, 2013 Howard Solomon

BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins at BBWorld 2013 - © IT World Canada

Consortium may take BlackBerry private

BlackBerry Ltd. may have found a white knight to save it. The company said Monday afternoon that it has signed a...

September 23rd, 2013 Howard Solomon