Monthly Archive: December 2011

Dec 30

Strategy for software Dummies – part 13

The title for this series of posts is inspired by the extensive series of instructional/reference books, which serve as non-intimidating guides for readers new to the various topics covered, or for readers who need a solid brush up.  The title doesn’t imply that software CEO’s are Dummies; only that there is a need for a new …

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Dec 29

Strategy for software Dummies – part 12

The title for this series of posts is inspired by the extensive series of instructional/reference books, which serve as non-intimidating guides for readers new to the various topics covered, or for readers who need a solid brush up.  The title doesn’t imply that software CEO’s are Dummies; only that there is a need for a new …

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Dec 28

Strategy for software Dummies – part 11

The title for this series of posts is inspired by the extensive series of instructional/reference books, which serve as non-intimidating guides for readers new to the various topics covered, or for readers who need a solid brush up.  The title doesn’t imply that software CEO’s are Dummies; only that there is a need for a new …

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Dec 27

Akamai Technologies acquires Cotendo for $268M

Akamai Technologies (Cambridge, MA, USA) has announced that it will acquire Cotendo ( Sunnyvale, CA, USA). Helping to mitigate the challenges of operating in a global hyperconnected world, Akamai provides a secure software platform over which businesses can engage users across the Web, mobile, cloud, or a mix of public and private network environments. Cotendo offers …

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Dec 23

Accruent acquires 360Facility

Accruent (Austin, TX, USA) has acquired 360Facility (Evanston, IL, USA), a leading SaaS-based facilities management software solution company. 360Facility has rapidly emerged as the preferred SaaS-based facilities solution provider to the global corporate and commercial property market, having 418 customers in 56 countries managing 64,000 properties. 360Facility solutions cover the full spectrum of facilities operations, …

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Dec 22

Nuance Communications acquires Vlingo

Nuance Communications (Burlington, MA, USA) has signed an agreement to acquire Vlingo (Cambridge, MA, USA). Fueled by unprecedented demand for intelligent voice interfaces that combine voice, language understanding and semantic processing, Nuance and Vlingo will combine their R&D expertise to deliver next-generation natural language interfaces across numerous markets and industries. Consumer interest and demand for …

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Dec 21

Telligent acquires Leverage Software

Telligent (Dallas, TX, USA) has announced its acquisition of Leverage Software (San Francisco, CA, USA) a leader in enterprise social networking. Chief Technology Officer, Rob Howard left Microsoft in 2004 and  founded Telligent, one of the first entrants into the online social community market. Well before the term “Web 2.0″ was coined, Telligent released the …

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Dec 20

Salesforce.com acquires Rypple

Salesforce.com (San Francisco, CA, USA) the enterprise has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Rypple (Toronto, Canada), a cloud-based social performance management company. The acquisition signifies salesforce.com’s entry into the human capital management (HCM) market for the social enterprise. Salesforce.com plans to re-launch Rypple as “Successforce” and create a new HCM business unit, which will …

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Dec 19

Strategy for software Dummies – part 10

The title for this series of posts is inspired by the extensive series of instructional/reference books, which serve as non-intimidating guides for readers new to the various topics covered, or for readers who need a solid brush up.  The title doesn’t imply that software CEO’s are Dummies; only that there is a need for a new …

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Dec 16

Strategy for software Dummies – part 9

The title for this series of posts is inspired by the extensive series of instructional/reference books, which serve as non-intimidating guides for readers new to the various topics covered, or for readers who needs a solid brush up.  The title doesn’t imply that software CEO’s are Dummies; only that there is a need for a new …

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