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IBM CEO: Our Reinvention Phase is “Largely Complete”

“IBM now possesses capabilities that are unmatched in our industry to address our clients’ most pressing needs,” CEO Ginni Rometty asserts ahead of the IBM Think 2018 conference. But is she right — and where do partners fit in?

GTT Acquires ACI for Managed Services, VoIP, Colocation Expertise

GTT Communications acquires Accelerated Connections (ACI) for managed networking, voice-over-IP (VoIP), and colocation services in Canadian enterprises.

Potential Dell VMware Reverse Merger: Investor Letter Expresses Concerns

As Dell and VMware consider potential reverse merger, major investor Jericho Capital Asset Management sends letter to VMware’s independent directors, expressing serious concerns about the DVMT-VMW discussions.

Ricoh Layoffs 2018: Management Staff Cuts, Business Unit Sale?

Ricoh layoffs & job cuts will span North America, Europe & Japan, and the North America business could take a related charge of $943 million, reports suggest.

Sitehands Inc. Gathers Funding for On Demand IT Field Services

Sitehands, which is developing an online marketplace that matches IT field service technicians with customer projects, appears to be in funding mode. Is this the successor to OnForce & WorkMarket?

Dell Technologies Q4 2018 Results: Revenue Grows, But…

Dell Technologies Q4 2018 financial results show networking & server growth as speculation about a potential Dell-VMware reverse merger continues.

NetApp Layoffs 2018: Staff Cuts At Storage Company Headquarters

NetApp layoffs will include about 70 staff cuts at the storage company’s Sunnyvale, California, headquarters, according to a report.

Digital Transformation: Two Service Provider Pitfalls to Avoid

For the new generation of digital evolution, enterprise customers should avoid these two pitfalls when pursuing service provider engagements.

Nutanix, Minjar Botmetric: Multi-Cloud Management Services Simplified?

Nutanix CEO Dheeraj Pandey explains Minjar Botmetric acquisition and multi-cloud management strategy across public, private and hybrid systems.

VMware CEO Pursues $700 Million In Dell Synergies

VMware expects $700 million in Dell synergies for fiscal 2019 and praises partnership with data center hardware giant. But VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger declines comment about reverse merger rumors.