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Thoma Bravo Acquires Secure Collaboration Platform Provider Exostar

Private equity firm Thoma Bravo acquires Exostar, a secure collaboration communications platform provider for such highly regulated industries as aerospace and defense, life sciences and healthcare.

HCL Acquires Symantec Enterprise Consulting Team From Broadcom

HCL acquires the majority of Symantec’s enterprise consulting team from Broadcom, which retains cybersecurity software portfolio but sheds consulting assets.

Cisco Acquiring ThousandEyes for Digital Experience Monitoring

Cisco Systems acquiring ThousandEyes for digital experience, multi-cloud, Internet and SaaS application performance monitoring.

HPE Layoffs 2020: Staff Reductions, Executive Compensation Cuts Coming

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) slashes executive compensation & preps layoffs as revenues fall. Still, HPE GreenLake & Intelligent Edge solutions are bright spots for partners.

IBM Layoffs 2020: Staff Cuts In Five States, Reports Say

IBM layoffs arrive even as new CEO Arvind Krishna bets heavily on recent Red Hat acquisition and multi-cloud software strategy across AWS, Azure & Google.

Technology Conference Cancellations: 2020 and 2021 Schedule Changes

List of technology conference cancelations & postponements amid coronavirus pandemic. Update: RSA Conference 2021 pushed back from February to May.

Accenture Acquisitions List: Digital, Big Data Analytics, Cloud and Cybersecurity Buyouts

Accenture continues to acquire digital, cloud & cybersecurity consulting companies. Here’s the latest list of Accenture acquisitions.

Enterprise IT Consulting Contracts, Profit Margins: Under Pressure

Accenture, Tata Consultancy Services, Infosys & Cognizant consider price cuts and special financing to retain business with big banks, report says.

Huawei: Banned and Permitted In Which Countries? List and FAQ

Where is Huawei Technologies banned & permitted for 5G networking business & smartphones? Here’s a list of countries, companies, 5G wireless network projects & their Huawei business status.

SolarWinds Service Desk Enterprise vs ServiceNow, Zendesk: Emerging Showdown

SolarWinds Service Desk Enterprise counters ServiceNow & Zendesk in IT service management (ITSM) market. Will MSP software showdown eventually surface as well?