Monthly Archive: March 2012

Mar 30

Talent Management M&A and How Customers May Benefit

All the news about the latest talent management acquisitions have the HR tech industry in a frenzy. I’m hooked on all the discussion about these acquisitions and the plans for integrating these best-of-breed solutions, respectively. Oracle and SAP have already stuck to their initial statements thus far. But while things sound promising, the real question …

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Mar 29

Microsoft Outlines Dynamics 2012 Roadmap

As usual this year, hidden in the deluge of press releases and publicity material produced by Microsoft over the course of Convergence, there were a few gems that it took a while to uncover. One such gem was the keynote from Kirill Tatarinov, president, Microsoft Business Solutions, who had a lot to say about Dynamics, …

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Mar 28

Global growth through a partner channel in the software industry – Part 5: Partner Value Proposition (Bridgehead)

In part 3 of this series of posts on the subject “Global growth through a partner channel in the software industry”, we presented the concept of the three stages of market penetration, which are: 1. Bootstrapping 2. Bridgehead 3. Dominance In part 4 we discussed the Partner Value Proposition in the Bootstrapping stage of market penetration. …

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Mar 27

Unwired Nation™ Joins the Rackspace® Partner Program

Unwired Nation, (Austin, TX. USA) the mobile-apps-as-a-service company, has announced it has joined the Rackspace (San Antonio, TX. USA) Partner Program to help its SaaS customers deliver native mobile applications. Download article as PDF

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Mar 26

BV Acquisitions is bidding SEK 237M for Swedish Jeeves (ERP)

Jeeves (Stockholm, Sweden) may be acquired by non-Swedish interests. Battery Ventures IX has via Company BV Acquisition’s made a bid for Jeeves offering SEK 83 in cash per share. The total offer value for all shares and warrants in Jeeves is around SEK 237 million. Download article as PDF

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Mar 26

E2Open files for IPO

  E2open, (Foster City, CA., USA) a leading provider of cloud-based, on-demand software solutions for collaborative execution across global trading networks, have announced that it has filed a Registration Statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The number of shares to be sold and the price range for the proposed offering …

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Mar 23

Software AG Announces Big Data Management Strategy

Software AG (Darmstadt, Germany) have announced their strategy for the next generation of Big Data management, up to 1,000 times faster than current technologies. This will give customers real-time access to the huge amounts of business information in Big Data, driving faster business decisions. Download article as PDF

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Mar 22

ZyXEL opens up security sales potential for partners

ZyXEL, (Wokingham, Berks, UK) a leading supplier of networking and communications solutions, is creating more potential for its partners to accelerate their security sales with the latest firmware upgrade for its ZyWALL USG (Unified Security Gateway) family of appliances. The ZLD3.0 firmware upgrade delivers major enhancements, including IPv6 certification and additional network protection against the …

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Mar 21

DataCore Software Expands Channel Partner Ecosystem

DataCore Software, the storage hypervisor leader and premier provider of storage virtualization software, is simplifying the process of selling and implementing its SANsymphony-V storage hypervisor by announcing new tools and enhancements to its Partner Program. Demonstrating its  commitment to the channel, DataCore’s Partner Program helps create new revenue streams and provides enhanced tools to global …

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Mar 20

Bazaarvoice raises $114m in its first IPO

Bazaarvoice (Austin, Tx. USA) burst through the IPO gate Thursday night, selling its shares above its expected price range. Download article as PDF

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