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July 2, 2012  4:04 PM

Dell buying Quest for $2.4B: Is there a cloud play up its sleeve?

Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
cloud M&A, Dell, M&A, Microsoft, Quest Software, selling cloud

We're all in agreement, right? Dell's decision to buy Quest Software for $2.4 billion means it's putting its hardware-junkie days behind and moving with the market by adopting a more software-focused strategy. But hey, could we please get a little more specific? The

December 5, 2011  5:15 PM

Yeah, yeah. SAP’s making a move for the cloud. But what else is going on here?

Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
Apotheker, cloud M&A, M&A, mergers and acquisitions, RightNow, SaaS, SuccessFactors

They say a magician's best trick is diverting the audience's attention long enough to create the illusion that he just pulled a rabbit out of a hat or made a scantily-clad assistant disappear. I'm not quite so cynical to believe that there's anything subversive about all of the analysis of what...

November 15, 2011  12:58 PM

Cloud news roundup: Salesforce makes mobile/social play, Nirvanix scores its biggest deployment this year

Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
cloud credentials, cloud partners, cloud storage, CompTIA, M&A, mobile cloud, Model Metrics, Nirvanix, private cloud, Salesforce,, social cloud

Is there such a thing as a quiet news week for cloud providers? No, we didn't think so either. Here are a few things worth watching from the past week:

  • acquires Model Metrics: What do pigs, rabbits and polar bears have in common with


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