Microsoft Canada on its LinkedIn acquisition and Surface-as-a-Service [video]

TORONTO - In Part 2 of CDN's interview with Microsoft Canada channel chief Jason Brommet, we discuss Microsoft's new types of partnerships, its recent LinkedIn acquisition and Surface-as-a-Service. Check out Part 1 of

Published on: July 29th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

Oracle buys cloud vendor NetSuite for $9.3 billion

Redwood Shores, Calif. enterprise software vendor Oracle Corp. is acquiring the cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) software firm NetSuite Inc. for $9.3 billion in cash, it announced on Thursday morning. In a press

Published on: July 28th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Yahoo to sell to Verizon for $4.8 billion USD

Basking Ridge, N.J.-based telecommunications firm Verizon Communications Inc. plans to acquire Internet search and media company Yahoo Inc. for $4.83 billion USD in cash, the U.S. organizations announced this morning. In a press

Published on: July 25th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Experts fail to see synergy in SoftBank’s $32.2-billion acquisition of mobile chip designer ARM

Today's announcement that SoftBank Group Corp. would be purchasing U.K.-based chip designer ARM Holdings PLC for 24.3 billion pounds ($32.2-billion) represents a sound, but head-scratching, investment by the Japanese telecommunications giant, experts say.

Published on: July 18th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

What happened to the Mitel/Polycom deal?

TORONTO – There is a point of no return on most transactions but in the case of Mitel and Polycom that point in the road took a dramatic 180 degree turn. Polycom board of

Published on: July 13th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

Antivirus maker Avast buys rival AVG for $1.3 billion

Security vendor Avast is acquiring fellow antivirus maker AVG, best known for its free consumer products, in a cash deal valued at $1.3 billion. In addition to scale, Avast is looking to broaden

Published on: July 7th, 2016 Dave Yin

SEC documents reveal the story behind Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn

It turns out Microsoft Corp. wasn't the only tech giant interested in acquiring LinkedIn Corp. A document filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on June 1 reveals that LinkedIn approached

Published on: July 4th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Atlantic Canada solution provider sells to gaming and lottery consulting firm

Bulletproof Solutions Inc. has announced its acquisition by Gaming Laboratories International and affiliates (the GLI Group) for an undisclosed figure. The entire leadership team at the Atlantic Canada IT provider will stay on

Published on: June 22nd, 2016 CDN Staff

OpenText looks to expand capabilities through another HP acquisition

As HP Inc. continues its strategy of divesting of some assets following the split into two separate entities, OpenText Corp. continues to be the company that acquires some of those assets. The Waterloo,

Published on: June 20th, 2016 Gary Hilson

Dell sells its software business to Silicon Valley investment firms

The software arm of Round Rock, Texas-based computer giant Dell Inc. is being acquired by New York City-based hedge fund Elliott Management Corp. and San Francisco-based private equity firm Francisco Partners, the companies announced

Published on: June 20th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Centurylink acquires multi-cloud application management startup

The communications, cloud and hosting provider Centurylink has announced it has acquired startup ElasticBox. The latter provides a platform for cloud application management and is meant to enhance CenturyLink's end-to-end network, multi-cloud and hybrid IT

Published on: June 17th, 2016 CDN Staff

Acceo rebrands and refocuses on core verticals amidst expansion

Perhaps more than any other company in the Canadian channel, Acceo has been trying to transform itself, with some success. It's hard to say otherwise - in the last year alone the solution provider out

Published on: June 16th, 2016 Dave Yin

Experts weigh in on LinkedIn’s future at Microsoft

Experts are divided over whether Microsoft Corp.'s $26.2 billion USD acquisition of LinkedIn Corp., which the companies announced on June 13, is a good thing, with at least one Silicon Valley analyst saying it depends on whether

Published on: June 14th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood