Microsoft’s new acquisition targets big data analytics

Microsoft announced today its acquisition of Revolution Analytics, which specializes in software and services for R, a programming language used for statistical computing and graphics. "We are making this acquisition to help more companies

Published on: January 23rd, 2015 Dave Yin

Red Hat acquires open source cloud vendor

Red Hat, Inc. has confirmed plans to acquire privately-held eNovance, an open source cloud services vendor based in Paris, France, for approximately 70 million Euros. The eNovance systems integration capabilities and engineering will

Published on: June 18th, 2014 CDN Staff

Top 100 solution provider expands into Quebec through acquisition

Toronto-based Scalar Decisions Inc. has acquired 3vis, a Montreal-area solution provider that specializes in digital entertainment creation and media. This deal has been in works for approximately 15 months and the financial figures

Published on: April 29th, 2014 Paolo Del Nibletto

Western Canada partner merger equals one Microsoft Dynamics mega-partner

Winnipeg-based Encore Business Solutions acquired Burnaby, B.C.-based Candlewest Systems on Monday, leaving the newly merged entity as the largest Microsoft Corp. partner selling Dynamics enterprise resource planning (ERP) in Canada, according to Brent

Published on: March 7th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Hitachi acquires Canadian Top 100 Solution Provider

In what can be described as a "curious move" Hitachi Solutions America, Ltd., the vendor's services arm, has acquired Calgary-based CDN Top 100 Solution Provider Ideaca. The acquisition was made through Hitachi's Canadian

Published on: December 4th, 2013 CDN Staff

U.S. cloud vendor gobbles up Canadian SMB hosting provider

Montreal-based iWeb, an IT infrastructure provider to SMBs has been acquired by Atlanta-based cloud vendor Internap for $145 million. iWeb does have a reseller and hosting program and has been working towards an

Published on: October 31st, 2013 CDN Staff

Lenovo eyes a deal with BlackBerry?

Many sources have linked hardware vendor Lenovo to Waterloo, Ont.-based smartphone maker BlackBerry. Sources say that Lenovo, based in China with a 17 per cent stake held by IBM Corp., agreed to look

Published on: October 18th, 2013 CDN Staff

IBM expands its cloud services

A little over 90 days have passed since IBM acquired Dallas-based managed hosted, cloud provider SoftLayer Technologies Inc. and Big Blue is already out with its biggest cloud portfolio to date. From the

Published on: October 9th, 2013 CDN Staff

Extreme Networks buys rival networking company

Two prominent, but smaller network infrastructure vendors are coming together to better position themselves against bigger competitors. Extreme Networks Inc. is buying Enterasys Networks Inc. for US$180 million, in a deal they say

Published on: September 17th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Major distributor acquires billion dollar IBM business

The announced that distributor Synnex will pay just over half a billion dollars for IBM’s worldwide customer care services business is a significant business move, but underlining this deal is that going forward

Published on: September 13th, 2013 CDN Staff

OpenText acquires PaaS vendor

OpenText Corp. continues to expand its cloud-based solutions through acquisitions. The Waterloo, Ont.-based company said Friday it has bought Netherlands-based Cordys B.V., a privately-held maker of business process management software and clouds solutions,

Published on: August 19th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Major Quebec solution provider grows with key acquisition

One of CDN’s Top 100 Solution Providers of  2011 – Acceo Solutions – stands to move further up the list in the future with the completion this week of the acquisition of Les

Published on: March 4th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

NetSuite acquires multi-channel retail vendor

NetSuite Inc. has acquired Retail Anywhere, a developer of multi-channel retail management solutions designed for retailers.The acquisition builds on NetSuite's SuiteCommerce platform, an integrated cloud business suite for retailers that enables them to

Published on: January 10th, 2013 CDN Staff

Autodesk acquires real time virtualization vendor

Autodesk Inc. has acquired PI-VR, a privately head real time virutalization vendor based in Germany.PI-VR specializes in real time visualization technology for the auto industry. Autodesk said that PI-VR software will be added

Published on: January 8th, 2013 CDN Staff