Dell is set to acquire virtualised storage vendor 3PAR for $1.15 billion. Dell plans to add to its portfolio with 3PAR's thin provisioning and storage virtualisation technologies for reducing power and energy consumption. 3PAR joins several other vendors that have been added to Dell's portfolio over the years, including PowerVault, EqualLogic and Dell/EMC.
IBM to acquire Unica for £308 million
IBM has announced it will buy marketing automation software vendor Unica for £308 million ($480 million). BigBlue said it has set aside $20 billion for further acquisitions through to 2015. It recently bought CoreMetrics and Sterling Commerce to strengthen its analytics lineup.
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Tesco signs software contract with Ortec
Supermarket giant Tesco has signed a contract with software vendor Ortec for its Ortec Advanced Planning Software. The offering aims to streamline Tesco's supply chain and drive down carbon emissions.
2X CloudClient OS now VMware-ready< br> VMware Select TAP Partner, 2X Software, has announced that VMware has awarded its 2X CloudClient OS (CCOS) the VMware Ready designation. The vendor's 2X CloudClient OS converts any netbook, laptop or PC into a cloud client that instantly delivers applications and desktops. Because the product passed VMware's evaluation process, it will now be included in the VMware Partner Product Catalogue.
Lantiq outsources to Inovis
Networking technologies firm Lantiq has outsourced its B2B communications platform to Inovis. By outsourcing to the Inovis Managed Services offering, Lantiq redirected 48 trading partners to a new supply chain communications system within three months. Lantiq undergoes thousands of business transactions per week and therefore was looking for a managed-service offering for support.
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