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Plantronics completes US$2 billion acquisition of Polycom
The acquisition of Polycom will supposedly accelerate and expand Plantronics’ UC vision.
Ensono nearly doubles in size with data centre company acquisition
By acquiring a global hosted data centre services business, Ensono hopes to strengthen its presence in the UK and US, and establish one in India.
Atradius report outlines the ‘major shifts’ in the global ICT market
The company expects sales of ICT products and services to increase by more than 3% per annum in 2018 and 2019.
Update: MYOB formally withdraws Reckon merger application
The sale and purchase agreement included conditions, including regulatory conditions, which had to be satisfied prior to completion.
Instillery and Vo2 merge to expand cloud offerings
The merger further fulfils the company’s ability to offer customers hybrid-cloud solutions and core SaaS applications such as Office 365.
Founded in an Auckland garage, acquired by global colossus
A Kiwi video game developer known worldwide for 'Path of Exile' has announced a majority acquisition from Chinese giant Tencent.
NTT Com completes acquisition of Secure-24
“This acquisition brings the unparalleled service levels, application expertise, security and compliance support of Secure-24 to the global NTT commun
HPE acquires RedPixie AND invests in UK-based startup
Both companies are based in the UK and fall into HPE's global expansion plan, with one for cloud consulting and the other for wireless connectivity.
Telstra using acquisition to augment SD-WAN security
Last year Telstra announced the acquisition of VMtech, with the company now detailing how it plans to use those technologies augment SD-WAN exposure.
Keppel expands EU data centre presence with acquisition in Germany
The four story freehold facility is newly completed with approximately 126,800 sqf of lettable area and energy-efficient features like free cooling.
InternetNZ retires NZRS brand to streamline operations
InternetNZ has merged with its subsidiary NZRS in order to bring the elements of .nz domain management under the same umbrella.
It's up to the shareholders: Thales launches offer to acquire Gemalto
Thales and Gemalto are readying themselves for a merger that may well create a world leader in digital security.
Plantronics will acquire Polycom for US$2b
With the acquisition, Plantronics hopes to enlarge their footprint on the unified communications ecosystem considerably.
HIVE makes acquisition to harness prime data centre real estate
HIVE is set to snap up Kolos Norway with the intention to build a major new data centre in Norway run on 100 percent renewable energy.
Deloitte strengthens AWS and cloud offerings with API Talent acquisition
Deloitte has acquired API Talent, the first New Zealand provider to qualify for AWS DevOps competency and a certified AWS MSP Partner.
8 company mega-merger Trimantium GrowthOps debuts on the ASX
The listing follows a $70 million IPO, which values the company at approximately $143 million on a fully diluted basis.
Palo Alto Networks forks out $300m cash to acquire Evident.io
In a move to extend its cloud security offerings, Palo Alto Networks has entered into a definitive agreement with Evident.io.
Nutanix announces second acquisition this month
March is turning out to be a very good month for Nutanix after making two acquisitions and publishing healthy Q2 financial figures.
Park Place Technologies snaps up Irish data centre maintenance company
After acquiring Origina Technology Services, Park Place is now the largest 3rd party maintenance provider in Ireland with aims to expand in Europe.
Acquired Zenium acquires new Frankfurt land to expand data centre presence
The 6.8 acres of new land is set to become home to Zenium's fifth data centre in Europe boosting its portfolio to 385,700 sqf of technical space.
CALLING ALL MSPs: here are five crucial trends to consider in 2018
CompTIA has revealed five key trends that it says are crucial considerations for MSPs looking to exceed in the marketplace.
Google Cloud to snap up LogMeIn’s Xively for US$50m
Google indicated in a recent blog post that it means to use Xively as its launch pad into the ballooning IoT market.
Cisco is doing it for themselves - new strategy’s success
Cisco has announced a successful quarter which, their CEO claims, reflects the success of their new global strategy.
Qualcomm not convinced by Broadcom’s offer despite $8b safety-net
Qualcomm say regulatory and revenue risks are too high as billion-dollar customers threaten to take business elsewhere.