Monthly Archive: August 2011

Aug 31

Cisco Acquires Collaboration Software Maker Versly

  Cisco (San Jose, CA, USA) yesterday announced that it has acquired privately-held Versly (San Francisco, CA, USA). Versly integrates collaboration capabilities via a plug-in into Microsoft Office applications, simplifying the way people work by enabling more effective collaboration around content in documents, spreadsheets, presentations and email. Download article as PDF

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Aug 30

“Jive” and Aladdins lamp

Jive is supposed to be Facebook for businesses (I know it doesn’t say much, but hang on a little longer). Jive has been loosing money for 5 years in a row. Jive has just filed the papers for an IPO to raise USD 100 million. Does this make sense? Download article as PDF

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Aug 29

Is Software Eating All the Jobs?

Do you share the perception that software engineering jobs are moving east? Is India, Vietnam, Ukraine, Estonia…. taking all the software development positions? Apparently not. The headline for this post is taken from a blog post by Sarah Lacy at TechCrunch.  She has written an interesting post observing that there are still a shortage of programmers …

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Aug 26

NextDocs raises $10.3 million

NextDocs Corporation (KING OF PRUSSIA, PA, USA) announced that the Company has received $10.3 million in a Series A financing from OpenView Venture Partners. NextDocs will use the financing to accelerate their current rapid growth, including investments in broadening product lines, customer service and support, and expansion into new markets. Download article as PDF

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Aug 25

6fusion completes $7 million round of financing

  6fusion (Raleigh, NC, USA) has completed a $7 million round of funding. 6fusion is a provider of utility-metered public, private and hybrid cloud infrastructure management software and services. Download article as PDF

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Aug 24

Cisco will acquire AXIOSS Software

Acquisition Designed to Allow Cisco to Enable Service Providers to Generate New Revenue Opportunities Cisco (San Jose, CA, USA)has announced its intent to acquire service fulfillment software assets and associated employees from the UK subsidiary (formerly Axiom Systems(reading, UK)) of parent company Comptel Corporation (Helsinki, Finland). The acquisition will enable Cisco to extend network and service management …

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Aug 22

Why Software Is Eating The World

The titel of this post comes from an essay in the Wall Street Journal written by Marc Andreessen.  It is a very positive outlook for the software industry and a warning to the physical industries (and also to some of the established segments of the software industry) that changes are (still) coming in tidal waves. …

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Aug 19

HP will Acquire Autonomy Corp

  Hewlett-Packard Co (Palo Alto, CA, USA) are working on acquiring Autonomy Corp. Plc (Cambridge, UK). HP has confirmed the discussions with Autonomy for possible buy, reportedly for about $10.0 billion which is a premium of 60.0 percent. The acquisition is to be paid in cash. Autonomy, the UK’s second-largest software company, was founded in …

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Aug 18

SGI acquires OpenCFD Ltd.

SGI (Fremont, CA, USA) has completed the acquisition of OpenCFD Ltd. (Reading, UK). OpenCFD is the leader in open source CFD software and has a large, active user base across commercial engineering, science and the public sector. OpenCFD is the developer of the OpenFOAM® software, consisting of over 80 solver and 170 utility applications – …

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Aug 17

$3.6 billion opportunity for mobile security

New market forecasts from Juniper Research indicate that currently less than 1 in 20 smartphones and tablets have third party security software installed in them, despite a steady increase in threats from device loss/theft, malwares and viruses.  However, the increasing extent to which personal and corporate data is stored on mobile devices and the recognition …

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