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Why Did IBM Sell Lotus and Other Software Products to HCL?

Why Did IBM Sell Lotus and Other Software Products to HCL?

Earlier this month, IBM and HCL announced a deal worth $1.8 billion, in which HCL will buy a bunch of IBM software products. The transaction, expected to close by mid-2019, addresses a potential market of more than $50 billion. The products include:  Appscan for secure application development.

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How Will the $34B IBM Acquisition Affect Red Hat Users?

How Will the $34B IBM Acquisition Affect Red Hat Users?

Red Hat users looking to maintain hybrid cloud or multi-cloud deployments because they can’t go “all in” on the cloud will benefit from IBM’s $34 billion acquisition of the enterprise open source solutions provider, Nintex  chief evangelist Ryan Duguid told CMSWire.

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Adobe Closes $4.75B Marketo Acquisition, Acquia Teams With Elastic Path, More News

Adobe Closes $4.75B Marketo Acquisition, Acquia Teams With Elastic Path, More News

Adobe has finalized its $4.75 billion acquisition of Marketo. The companies announced the marketing technology mega deal in September and made the deal official on Halloween.  The deal may spook competitors in the digital marketing space because it brings together two heavy hitters: Adobe and its strength in

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6 Things to Know About IBM’s $34B Acquisition of Red Hat

6 Things to Know About IBM's $34B Acquisition of Red Hat

IBM recently pulled off the largest software acquisition in history by announcing its intention to acquire open source cloud provider Red Hat for $34 billion.  Experts said IBM’s acquisition of Red Hat opens a new dynamic in the cloud wars between IBM, Google, Amazon and Microsoft.

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The 5 Biggest Martech Acquisitions of 2018

The 5 Biggest Martech Acquisitions of 2018

Adobe’s $4.75 billion acquisition of Marketo last month represented the latest move in the piping hot marketing technology (MarTech) space. MarTech has seen its fair share of consolidation in 2018, with five major MarTech acquisitions between March and September totaling around $10 billion.

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Adobe Acquires Marketo: Good Things Are Seldom Cheap

Adobe Acquires Marketo: Good Things Are Seldom Cheap

Last week, Adobe Systems Inc. announced it had reached an agreement to acquire leading marketing automation firm Marketo from Vista Equity Partners for $4.75 billion. This marks the second time this year that Adobe has made a major play at expanding its dominant grip around the digital marketing space.

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Adobe Makes a Play for Mid-Market Customers With Magento Buy

Adobe Makes a Play for Mid-Market Customers With Magento Buy

If you live in the content, commerce and marketing space as I do, the last two weeks have been all about Adobe's acquisition of ecommerce platform provider Magento. Adobe agreed to acquire Magento for $1.68 billion, a deal which left many in the industry a little perplexed.

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Ars Logica Picks WCM Leaders, Act-On Names New CEO, More News

Ars Logica Picks WCM Leaders, Act-On Names New CEO, More News

Boston-based research and advisory firm Ars Logica has named its top web content management (WCM) platforms in its Compass Guide report. The Compass Guide series benchmarks the top 15 WCM providers, or the “most significant in the market,” according to company founder Tony White.

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