IT Management > Mergers & acquisitions

HP chairman steps down; European states consider legal action against Google

09 April, 2013 by Andrew Collins

HP’s chairman, Ray Lane, has stepped down after being narrowly re-elected at this year’s annual meeting. Meanwhile, regulators in six European states are looking at laying fines on Google for its 2012 changes to its privacy policies.


IT enrolments drop further; Cisco sells Linksys to Belkin; ACCC pursues TPG

29 January, 2013 by Andrew Collins

This week in IT: Grattan Institute figures show yet another fall in IT enrolment share, Belkin buys Cisco’s home networking business and the ACCC seeks to overturn a court’s decision about TPG and misleading advertising.


Melbourne IT to sell business units; Samsung and Dell printers remotely exploitable; Feds launch Warrnambool exchange fire inquiry

03 December, 2012 by Andrew Collins

Andrew Collins looks at the big stories in IT from the last seven days, including Melbourne IT’s latest strategy to turn around its recent tradings slump, a vulnerability in some Samsung and Dell-branded printers that could allow attackers access to your network and the launch of an inquiry into the recent destruction of Telstra’s Warrnambool telephone exchange.


Twitter hospitalisation, clandestine patent talks and Michael Malone cashes in

03 September, 2012

We take a look at the more interesting stories in IT from the last week, including media personality Charlotte Dawson’s hospitalisation following vicious Twitter exchanges, secret patent talks between Larry Page and Tim Cook, and Michael Malone’s sale of $13 million worth of iiNet shares.


Avaya finalises Radvision acquisition

06 June, 2012

Networking vendor Avaya has finalised its acquisition of videoconferencing vendor Radvision, as part of a US$230 million deal announced in March this year. Radvision will operate as an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Avaya, under the Radvision brand.


Primus Telecom signs three-year data network deal with the Australian Red Cross

30 April, 2012

The Australian Red Cross has signed a three-year deal with Primus Telecom to provide a data network solution to its network of branch offices and other sites across Australia.


NBN Co signs Visionstream for Tasmanian rollout

26 March, 2012

NBN Co has finalised a contract with Visionstream Australia for the construction of the remainder of the fibre-based part of the National Broadband Network (NBN) in Tasmania.


Avaya to acquire videoconferencing vendor Radvision

16 March, 2012

Avaya has entered into an agreement to acquire Radvision, a provider of videoconferencing and telepresence technologies over IP and wireless networks. The transaction is worth approximately US$230 million.


SingTel announces organisational restructure

05 March, 2012

SingTel (aka Singapore Telecommunications), owner of Australia’s second largest telco, Optus, today announced a revamp of its organisational structure.


Alcatel-Lucent sells Genesys to private equity firm

02 February, 2012

Telecommunications company Alcatel-Lucent has sold Genesys, a subsidiary that provides contact centre software and services, to a company owned by the Permira Funds and Technology Crossover Ventures, for a cash sum of US$1.5 billion.


Seagate completes Samsung HDD business takeover

21 December, 2011

Storage vendor Seagate Technology has completed its acquisition of Samsung Electronics’ hard disk drive (HDD) business, which was first announced in April 2011.


Eftel acquires telco wholesaler Platform Networks

23 August, 2011

Eftel will acquire wholesale telecommunications service provider Platform Networks under a new agreement announced today.


Motorola purchase allows Google to challenge Apple

19 August, 2011

Google’s move to buy mobile manufacturer, Motorola, will put Google in good stead to challenge Apple more directly, according to analyst firm Ovum.


Interactive Intelligence absorbs reseller CallTime Solutions

06 July, 2011

Unified communications vendor Interactive Intelligence has acquired CallTime Solutions, an Australian reseller of the vendor’s software.


Eftel completes ClubTelco acquisition

04 July, 2011

Australian telecommunications provider Eftel has successfully completed its purchase of ClubTelco, with the combined companies turning over more than $1 million a week from their 120,000 active accounts.


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