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Private Equity Acquires IBM Marketing Software Business

IBM sells its marketing and commerce software platforms to Centerbridge Partners, a private equity firm. IBM CEO Ginni Rometty continues to sell off aging assets.

Dell Invests In Faction: MSP for VMware Cloud on AWS

Dell Technologies Capital invests in Faction, an MSP that supports VMware Cloud on AWS. Faction’s multi-cloud DRaaS push set to accelerate.

Intel Layoffs 2019: Technology Staff Cuts Amid Infosys Outsourcing Bet

Intel layoffs impact hundreds of employees. Intel will also leverage Indian giant Infosys while consolidating information technology (IT) outsourcing contracts, a report says.

Accenture Acquisitions: $1.5 Billion War Chest for Fiscal 2019

Accenture plans to spend $1.5 billion on digital, cloud & cybersecurity acquisitions in fiscal 2019, CFO KC McClure & interim CEO David Rowland reveal.

Oracle Layoffs 2019: Staff Cuts Reinforce Talent ‘Rebalancing’ Trend

Oracle layoffs apparently target multple departments. Like IBM & SAP, the big focus is talent rebalancing toward cloud services, security & artificial intelligence.

SAP: Executive Departures Amid Cloud Services Revenue Push

SAP’s reorganization & related cloud services revenue push includes key executive departures. Partner updates expected at SAP Sapphire Now 2019 conference.

Broadcom: CA Technologies Acquisition Performing Well (So Far)

Broadcom’s buyout of CA Technologies is performing well. Most of the strategy involve’s CA’s mainframe software, but some messaging for MSPs & service providers has emerged.

Accenture Acquires Digital Marketing Agency Storm Digital

Accenture acquires Storm Digital, a digital marketing agency that will tuck into the fast-growing Accenture Interactive business.

Deloitte Acquires Splunk Partner; Continues IT Consulting Tuck-Ins Worldwide

Deloitte acquires Splunk partner Converging Data. Acquisition strategy spans cybersecurity & cloud services consulting for Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure & Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

Google Cloud Hires Second Oracle Executive; Amit Zavery Drives API Push

Google Cloud hires Oracle’s Amit Zavery as VP of engineering. Pairing with CEO Thomas Kurian reinforces PaaS & Apigee API push. Google Cloud Next 2019 conference approaches.