Monthly Archive: January 2012

Jan 31

Comptel acquires Xtract for €3,1M

Comptel Corporation (Helsinki, Finland) is acquiring Xtract Oy (Espoo, Finland) an Independent Software Vendor specialising in advanced analytics, for a total consideration of EUR 3.1 million (enterprise value). Xtract has approximately 20 customers including telecom operators AVEA in Turkey, DNA in Finland, Megafon in Russia and TeliaSonera in Finland as well as insurance company If, …

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Jan 30

ClearOne acquires Israeli VCON for $4.5M

ClearOne (Salt Lake City, UT, USA) has announced the acquisition of Israel-based VCON Video Conferencing, an Independent Soft Vendor providing  high-performance, end-to-end, software video conferencing solutions. With the Acquisition of VCON ClearOne enters the video conferencing market. Download article as PDF

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Jan 27

German BearingPoint acquires a major stake in French Effiscience

Management and technology consultancy BearingPoint (Frankfurt am Main, Germany) has announced a significant investment in the business analytics solution HyperCube, by virtue of its acquisition of a majority percentage of the Independent Software Vendor Effiscience (Paris, France). With the transaction BearingPoint reacts on an increasing challenge many companies face regarding their business performance and perspectives: how …

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Jan 26

Apple reports first fiscal quarter record numbers

Apple released their numbers for Q4-2011 yesterday and you cannot be anything but impressed.  Apple is doing extremely well across the board. The Company posted record quarterly revenue of $46.33B and record quarterly net profit of $13.06B. The Company sold 37.04 million iPhones in the quarter, representing 128 percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter. …

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Jan 25

Joyent secures $85M in venture funding to fuel global growth

Joyent (San Francisco, CA, USA) , a global provider of cloud computing software and services, has completed an $85 million funding round, with European group Weather Investment II providing the majority of the round. Weather II was advised by Accelero Capital, an investment and management group. Both Weather II and Accelero focus on telecommunication and …

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Jan 24

Swedish Hexagon acquires Canadian MicroSurvey

Hexagon AB (Stockholm, Sweden) has entered into an agreement to acquire all outstanding shares of MicroSurvey Software (Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada), an Independent Software Provider in the area of surveying and mapping software for the land surveying, construction, and forensic markets. Download article as PDF

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Jan 23

Strategy for software Dummies – part 18

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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Jan 20

BMC Software acquires I/O Concepts

BMC Software (Houston, TX, USA) an Independent Software Vendor with solutions for IT Business Service Management, has announced the acquisition of I/O Concepts (Bellevue, WA, USA) with its ioEnterprise line of mainframe console security, automation and consolidation solutions. BMC extends its MainView solutions with new capabilities to consolidate, streamline and automate the management of IBM’s System z® …

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Jan 19

First ISPMA Software Product Management training

The first ever ISPMA Software Product Management training in Denmark was completed yesterday in Copenhagen. The Danish IT Industry Association (ITB)  and TBK Consult was the organizer of this successful training for Software Product Managers in Denmark based on a syllabus approved by the International Software Product Management Association (ISPMA), an international group of independent software …

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Jan 18

Strategy for software Dummies – part 17

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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