Enterprise IT Watch Blog

Jul 11 2016   9:32AM GMT

TechTarget’s weekly roundup (7/4 – 7/11)

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh

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Antivirus
Brexit
Polycom
Rackspace
Red Hat

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What do you think about the state of the antivirus market? Check out why Avast’s purchase of AVG could mean trouble in this week’s roundup.

1. Avast purchase of AVG shows uncertainty in antivirus market – Michael Heller (SearchSecurity)

Avast purchased competitor AVG to improve consumer and enterprise products, but one expert said the purchase price proves the antivirus market may be on the decline.

2. Polycom acquisition reverses course with new offer – Katherine Finnell (SearchUnifiedCommunications)

The Polycom-Mitel merger is dead, as Polycom accepts a cash offer from Siris Capital Group. The new deal would make Polycom a private provider of video conferencing services.

3. Rackspace becomes Microsoft cloud distributor, recruits partners – John Moore (SearchCloudProvider)

Rackspace is recruiting channel partners to resell and refer Azure and Office 365 as the company expands its role in Microsoft’s Cloud Solution Provider program.

4. Red Hat reveals vision for more architecture-driven BPM models – George Lawton (SearchSOA)

BPM and DevOps have embraced the same goals from different sides of the organization. Now, Red Hat is trying to close the gap between developers and business process creation.

5. Brexit strategy: CIO Planning for UK-EU split – Jason Sparapani (SearchCIO)

For CIOs, the UK-EU split opens up a continent of unknowns. Also in Searchlight: Cisco locks on to security startup CloudLock; IBM woos blockchain coders; $4 smartphones hit India.

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