Monthly Archive: October 2011

Oct 31

Ready for 2012? – part 9

This is the 9th in a series of blog posts under the main headline “Ready for 2012?” It is addressing the #1 headache of any growing Independent Software Vendor: How to predict, budget and meet revenue targets. The objective of the blog posts is to outline a 2012 “preparation process” where you end up having a …

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Oct 28

Orion Health acquires software unit from Microsoft

  Orion Health (Auckland, New Zealand) will acquire Microsoft’s HIS and RIS/PACS assets to address needs of Asia Pacific hospital market; Orion Health and Microsoft collaborate to provide HIE solutions to the global eHealth market. In two complementary agreements, Orion Health and Microsoft Corp. have joined efforts to address the eHealth needs of care delivery …

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Oct 27

SAP reports record 3rd quarter 2011 software revenue

SAP AG (Waldorf, Germany) today announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011. For the 7th consecutive quarter SAP reported double-digit growth in Non-IFRS software and software-related service revenue. 3rd quarter Non-IFRS operating profit increase of 27% at ponstant currencies leads to 3.0 percentage point increase in non-IFRS operating margin at constant currencies. …

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Oct 27

Danish Tradeshift gets $15M – value $137M

  Tradeshift (Copenhagen, Denmark) has announced a round of $17 million in funding led by ru-Net and Kite Ventures. The round is also supported by existing investor Notion Capital, which increases its stake in the company. The latest round values Tradeshift at $137m, making this one of the largest investments in a European tech startup …

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Oct 27

Venture Capital – Why the big fuss?

Wherever I go the lack of “funding (willing to take a risk)” = “Venture Capital” always seems to be a big issue. Why? What’s wrong with starting a business, making money and taking it from there? I suppose there is nothing wrong with that, since >99,95% of all businesses are started this way and >99,95% …

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Oct 26

Oracle will acquire RightNow for USD 1,43B

Oracle (Redwood City, CA, USA) has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire RightNow Technologies, Inc. (Bozeman, MT, USA) a provider of cloud-based customer service, for $43.00 per share or approximately $1.5 billion net of RightNow’s cash and debt. RightNow’s Customer Service Cloud helps organizations deliver exceptional customer experiences across call centers, the …

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Oct 25

Lexmark acquires Dutch Pallas Athena

  Lexmark International (Lexington, KY, USA) has announced the acquisition of Pallas Athena (Apeldoorn, The Netherlands) in a cash transaction, valued at approximately $50.2 million. Upon completion of the transaction, the Dutch company will become a part of Perceptive Software (Shawnee, KS, USA), a stand-alone business unit within Lexmark. The Acquisition builds upon and strengthens Lexmark’s …

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Oct 24

Software remains the venture darling

For the first three quarters of 2011, venture capitalists invested $21.2 billion into 2,725 deals, representing 20 percent more dollars and three percent more deals as the first three quarters of 2010. The Life Sciences (biotechnology and medical device industries combined) and Clean Technology sectors saw marked decreases in both dollars and number of deals …

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Oct 21

Ready for 2012? – part 8

This is the 8th in a series of blog posts under the main headline “Ready for 2012?” It is addressing the #1 headache of any growing Independent Software Vendor: How to predict, budget and meet revenue targets. The objective of the blog posts is to outline a 2012 “preparation process” where you end up having …

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Oct 20

Intel to acquire Israeli Telmap

  Intel (Santa Clara, CA, USA) has agreed to acquire Telmap (Tel Aviv, Israel), a maker of mobile navigation software. Details of the deal were not disclosed, but according to The New York Times Israeli media said Intel was paying $300 million to $350 million. The Telmap chief executive, Oren Nissim, said the deal was expected …

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