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Orange reveals goal to become global player in multi-cloud services
Fresh off its acquisition of Basefarm, the France-based integrated comms provider is looking to make waves around the world in multi-cloud services.
DDN completes $60m acquisition and reboots Tintri for business
There were six rounds of heated negotiations and an extensive bidding process, but now that it's complete DDN is wasting no time.
Cellnet acquires gaming distie for greater A/NZ penetration
The acquisition of gaming software and accessories distributor Turn Left Distribution is a step into an entirely new market for Cellnet.
TDCG seals acquisition to become largest Dutch data centre provider
It’s taken substantial investment, but The Datacenter Group (TDCG) can now lay claim to being the largest 100 percent Dutch data centre provider.
TPG-VHA will be real competitor to Telstra, Optus - GlobalData
GlobalData technology analyst Siow Meng Soh offers his view on opportunities and challenges to the parties involved in the TPG-VHA merger.
Leader takes over distie Anyware from Harris Tech
The 25 year old PC accessory distributor Anywhere Australia and its team will move to Leader as of October.
DDN’s acquisition of Tintri expected to wrap up in coming days
It’s taken a while, but DDN says it expects the acquisition of Tintri to be complete within the next few days - here's the details of the agreement.
CyrusOne shells out $442m to break into Europe data centre market
The US data centre provider has acquired a hyperscale data center provider in Europe to make its expansion into Europe.
Authorities approve Orange’s €350m acquisition of Basefarm
Orange's 100 percent acquisition of Basefarm has been signed off by the relevant competition authorities.
Thales extends offer acceptance period for Gemalto acquisition
The acceptance period is being extended to obtain regulatory clearance from antitrust authorities.
E-commerce, telecoms, mergers named as 2018/19 focus for ComCom
The Commerce Commission has names published its priority focus areas for the upcoming year, including implementing new telecommunication regulations.
Xero pays NZ$103m to acquire Canada-based cloud bookkeeping firm
Xero will pay US$70 million (NZ$ 103 million) to acquire Canadian-based cloud bookkeeping firm Hubdoc.
DDN finalises acquisition agreement for bankrupt Tintri
After stepping in at the final hour to salvage Tintri, Data Direct Networks (DDN) has finalised a new reseller agreement - here are the details.
Qlik enriches data solutions with Podium Data acquisition
New acquisition expands Qlik’s portfolio beyond analytics, enabling analytics-ready data strategy to drive data-driven transformation.
AXA IM acquires DATA4 and its 15 data centres across Europe
The company has held a 37 percent stake in DATA4 since 2012 and has now completed a 100 percent acquisition with international expansion on the cards.
Orange acquires Basefarm for €350m to strengthen European cloud reach
Orange says the acquisition will reinforce its position in the cloud computing services market across the continent.
DDN steps in at final hour to salvage Tintri trainwreck
On its day of admitting bankruptcy, Tintri can now be brought back from the brink after Data Direct Networks made a bid for acquisition.
Nexion picks up Perth-based DC after merger with Site2
The Metro IX Data Centre in Belmont was owned by Datacom until earlier this year.
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.
Whitepaper: Why it’s critical to detect cyber attacks as they happen
"Many organisations are struggling to keep pace with the speed in which hackers are attacking their systems."
Whitepaper: How to make sure your security architecture keeps up with surging network speeds
The annual cost of cybercrime is expected to exceed US$6t by 2021 with a large contributor being the sheer amount of data that requires processing.
The six golden keys to successful identity assurance
When someone tries to access your internal systems, how can you be sure a user is who they claim to be?
Whitepaper: How to explain why IT security needs more budget
Do you want to convince your higher-ups that IT and security need more budget?