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Marriott data breach shows cyber security risks of mergers
"The company also admitted that the information also includes payment card numbers and payment card expiration dates. While it claims the payment card numbers were encrypted using Advanced Encryption Standard encryption (AES-128) it also admits that the keys to decrypt those payment cards may also have been stolen. If so, this makes the breach significantly worse as it shows the hackers had complete access to all company information."
latest  news  security  data  breach  due  diligence  forrester  gdpr  hackers  ico  m&a  marriott  nominet  starwood 
december 2018 by jonerp
The Kubernetes World: VMware Acquires Heptio
"One week ago, a one hundred and seven year old technology company bet its future, at least in part, on an open source project that turned four this past June. It shouldn’t come as a total surprise, therefore, that a twenty year old six hundred pound gorilla of virtualization paid a premium for one of the best regarded collections of talent of that same open source project, the fact that containers are disruptive to classic virtualization notwithstanding."
containers  m&a  announcements 
november 2018 by jonerp
So Pigs Do Fly: Microsoft Acquires GitHub - by @sogrady
"But in general, sentiment seems largely positive. Even one time Microsoft critics have acknowledged in the wake of the transaction that the Microsoft of today is a fundamentally different company than the Microsoft of a decade ago. One that is, importantly, generally being projected as a good steward of GitHub the asset. The company that once created a GitHub alternative in CodePlex because it couldn’t internally sanction large scale participation in that external property has become that cliche: they liked the product so much they bought the company."
m&a  announcements  open  source 
june 2018 by jonerp
Kenandy Customers Find a New Home With Rootstock - by @erp_cindyjutras
"So, given the similarities between the two, this begs the ultimate question regarding products moving forward: Will the resulting combined company continue to develop, maintain and support two distinct products? And should it? Mr. Garrehy has already made it clear that the Kenandy product will live on, and has further speculated that the combined company will likely have two distinct product lines, serving at least somewhat different markets. While not cast in stone, perhaps the Kenandy ERP will move in the direction of light manufacturing and distribution, while the Rootstock product will support heavy-duty, more complex manufacturing."
erp  acquisition  cloud  distribution  kenandy  m&a  manufacturing  mint  jutras  rootstock  saas  salesforce  platform  supply  chain 
february 2018 by jonerp
Why has Standalone Cloud BI been such a Tough Slog? - by @kellblog
"Just as RDBMS themselves failed to deliver information democracy with SQL (which, believe it or not, was part of the original pitch — end users could write SQL to answer their own queries!), BI tools — while they helped enable analysts — largely failed to help Joe User. They weren’t easy enough to use. They lacked information discovery. They lacked, importantly, easy-yet-powerful visualization."
bi  business  objects  cloud  entrepreneurship  epm  ipo  m&a 
april 2017 by jonerp
If You Don’t Ask The Right Qs, You Get The Answers You Deserve! - by @infullbloomus #hr
"Unfortunately, it usually takes a broader planning effort to make sure that sir/madam HR leader isn’t playing that loser’s game of whack-a-mole in resolving these types of questions. You know that game: no sooner do you put one question to rest than two more rear their ugly heads, and soon you’re entangled, not unlike Gulliver, by a hairball of these issues."
debunking  calling  out  enterprise  software  hr  tech  conference  hrm  hrmds  licensed  on-premise  m&a  pe  ownership  changes  models 
september 2016 by jonerp
Oracle and NetSuite: Separate Fact from Speculation - by @erp_cindyjutras
"So… what do I think is the motivation behind this acquisition? I think it is mostly about cloud market share. Of course, this is my opinion, but Larry Ellison’s stated goal of being the first company to reach $10 billion in cloud revenue is a pretty good hint. A secondary factor may very well be the cloud DNA, so to speak, that would come with a company and solution born in the cloud."
erp  uncategorized  acquisition  cindy  jutras  cloud  m&a  mint  netsuite  oracle  saas 
august 2016 by jonerp
Why LinkedIn and Microsoft Isn’t Crazy - by @sogrady
"For my part, that is a less interesting question than why the transaction occurred. Forecasting how this acquisition will play out is, to some degree, boring. It is true, for example, that the probability of success for major acquisitions in general is low because acquisitions are hard, and as many observers have pointed out, Microsoft’s recent track record here is not particularly encouraging. It’s also true that many of its highest profile failures, such as Nokia, were transacted before Nadella’s tenure and, it’s said, against his wishes."
ai  m&a  announcements 
june 2016 by jonerp

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