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November 12, 2009  2:01 PM

HP’s 3Com acquisition: Vendor market activity spurred the move

Posted by: Tom Nolle
3Com, blade servers, Brocade, Cisco, data center, enterprise networking, Foundry, HP, IBM, IT, Juniper

HP has made a somewhat-surprise move and acquired 3Com, a venerable but now fallen giant in the networking field, and the move is very likely...

May 13, 2008  2:13 PM

HP nears EDS acquisition deal

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, HP, IBM, IT

HP is nearing an agreement to acquire EDS, which would make it the second-largest integrator in the world after IBM and a truly formidable challenger to IBM for perhaps the first time. The deal comes as the role of IT is shifting in the market in general, due to the emergence of the SOA-driven IT...

February 13, 2008  8:48 PM

Telecoms focus in on business model transformation

Posted by: Tom Nolle
IT, Network equipment

An IBM study of telecommunications predicts that operators will be less focused on simple revenue growth or cost reduction and more on business model transformation in the coming five years. This harmonizes with our own survey, if one considers that “business model transformation” means...


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