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Symantec verkoopt Veritas voor 8 miljard dollar aan de Carlyle Group

Zoals insiders al verwachtten heeft securityspecialist Symantec zijn Veritas storage business overgedaan aan de Carlyle Group. Hiermee is een bedrag van 8 miljard dollar gemoeid. Voor de financiering heeft de Carlyle Group een aantal mede-financiers gevonden. Lees meer

Chief Technology Officer Shane Robison weg bij HP

HP's executive vice-president en cto Shane Robison vertrekt op 1 november a.s. bij HP, waar hij elf jaar in dienst was. Er wordt geen vervanger voor hem gezocht, ceo Meg Whitman lijkt strategie en r&d dichter bij het business portfolio te willen brengen. Lees meer

Netwerkdivisie-topman Haas vertrekt bij HP

Marius Haas, hoofd van de netwerkdivisie van HP, vertrekt per 1 juni naar investeringsmaatschappij Kohlberg Kravitz Roberts (KKR). Haas was nauw betrokken bij de overname van 3Com en de daaropvolgende integratie in de HP-organisatie, die daardoor een steviger concurrent van met name Cisco Systems werd. Dat meldt IDG Newsservice. Lees meer

Report: Pentagon officials want review of Huawei deal

Chinese network supplier Huawei, whose business deals in the U.S. have faced security concerns, is once again drawing scrutiny from the U.S government, this time over the past acquisition of a California-based technology firm, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. Lees meer

Juniper buys WLAN pioneer Trapeze for $152 million

Juniper Networks, as expected, has agreed to acquire and Belden's Trapeze Networks wireless LAN unit for $152 million in cash. Lees meer

HP opens attack on Cisco certifications

HP this week unveiled a training and certification program for IT personnel converging enterprise infrastructure and rearchitecting data centers. Lees meer

The compute stars align

IBM's recent acquisition of Blade Networks is an endorsement of what Cisco has been claiming as it pushes its Unified Computing System: that integrating switching changes the blade server/cloud game. Lees meer

Atcom VoIP-oplossingen bij Valadis

Value added distributeur Valadis heeft het portfolio uitgebreid met de producten van Atcom, specialist in VoIP apparatuur. Lees meer

HP vernieuwt Partner One programma

Met ingang van 1 november krijgen channelpartners van HP die zich focussen op het verkopen van het volledige portfolio (pc's, netwerken en storage) meer ondersteuning. Lees meer

HP replaces its Cisco core

Staying true to its word, HP this week said it has replaced Cisco and other "non-HP" networking gear with its own in all six of its worldwide internal data centers. Lees meer

HP doet Cisco-apparatuur de deur uit

HP maakte gisteren bekend dat het geen switches en routers van Cisco meer in haar eigen datacenters heeft. In plaats daarvan gebruikt HP nu de eigen 3Com en ProCurve producten. Lees meer

Juniper to buy Belden’s Trapeze, sources say

Juniper Networks is expected to soon announce that it is acquiring wireless LAN player Trapeze Networks from parent Belden in a move that will expand Juniper’s enterprise portfolio. Lees meer

Acquisitions blunting security innovation, say users, analysts

Some IT managers and analysts today said the planned and this week are the latest examples of a trend that could threaten long-term innovation in the security industry. Lees meer

Sexual Harrassment Scandal: Where Does HP Go From Here?

Departing HP CEO Mark Hurd managed to bring HP from the brink of collapse and restore respect for the HP brand in only five years. Forced to resign as a result of a sexual harassment scandal, Hurd takes with him his vision for the future of HP, leaving his successor to figure out how to put the pieces of the puzzle together and continue to build on the momentum Hurd has built. Lees meer

HP-ceo weg wegens seksuele intimidatie- update2

Mark Hurd, de ceo van HP, heeft zijn ontslag ingediend nadat hij is beschuldigd van seksuele intimidatie van ingehuurd personeel. De beurskoersen kelderen. Lees meer

Mark Hurd’s career at HP meets an unlikely end

Former HP CEO Mark Hurd. Hewlett-Packard Co.'s former CEO Mark Hurd was not a typical Silicon Valley chieftain. He rarely sought the stage, a la Apple's Steve Jobs, and he wasn't interested in traveling to Washington, D.C. with Google's Eric Schmidt to help shape big policies. Lees meer

Mark Hurd: A look back at his HP tenure

HP chief Mark Hurd is resigning following a sexual harassment claim. Effective immediately, Hurd is vacating his role as HP chairman, CEO and president. Lees meer

Extreme Networks taps CEO with loads of enterprise network experience

Extreme Networks has named Oscar Rodriguez, a 20-year industry veteran, as its new president and CEO. Rodriguez replaces CFO and acting President and CEO Bob Corey, who will continue as CFO. Lees meer

How can wireless and wired security be brought together, rationalized and managed?

Like many things in IT, this security convergence is a work in progress. But as wireless LANs become the primary connectivity for more enterprise users, integrating wired and wireless becomes more pressing, especially around security. (See: .) Lees meer

Cisco to pay up to $112 million in Power-over-Ethernet patent case

Power-over-Ethernet    patent infringement case against Cisco and five other companies. Lees meer

3Com acquisition completes HP’s networking lineup

IT solutions vendor Hewlett Packard's acquisition of networking equipment vendor 3Com late last year completes its lineup of networking solutions for the data center, further heating up the battle with industry leader Cisco on the networking front. Lees meer

HP consolidates, protects data centers

HP this week unveiled data center switching and security products designed to simplify server connectivity and protect data in a converged infrastructure. Lees meer

Who’s next on the acquisition block? Bloggers chime in

Oracle buys Sun. HP buys 3Com. SAP buys Sybase. Just when it seemed like consolidation among the big data-center vendors had played itself out, we're off again at full tilt. Multiple trends are driving the latest acquisitions wave: The economy is recovering, customers are demanding systems that are easier to implement and vendors seem intent on collapsing the divide between servers, network and storage. Lees meer

SonicWall directors accept $717M acquisition offer

SonicWall directors have accepted a $717 million offer to sell the company to a group headed by Thoma Bravo, LLC, a private equity investment firm with the aim of growing the company faster and developing products quicker than it could as a public company. Lees meer

Q&A: Sybase CEO John Chen touts a turnaround

Few companies get a chance at a second life. WhenJohn Chensigned on as CEO of Sybase 12 years ago, the database software vendor was, in Chen's words, "a very, very dead company." Once a strong competitor to Oracle , Sybase had missed an opportunity to push into the enterprise application market Oracle now leads. Lees meer

How Sybase rescued itself and became worth $6 billion

Few companies get a chance at a second life. When John Chen signed on as CEO of Sybase in 1998, the database software vendor was, in Chen's own words, "a very, very dead company." Once a strong competitor to Oracle, Sybase had lost its way, in part because it missed the opportunity to enter the enterprise application market Oracle now leads. Lees meer


Alice Steenland Chief Sustainability Officer Dassault Systèmes

Dassault Systèmes heeft Alice Steenland (45) benoemd tot Chief Sustainability Officer.

Cisco benoemt Elisabeth De Dobbeleer tot EMEAR Partner Lead

Cisco heeft Elisabeth De Dobbeleer benoemd tot hoofd van zijn partnerorganisatie voor Europa, het Midden-Oosten, Afrika en Rusland (EMEAR).

Valérie Bohnenn VP Human Resources bij T-Systems Nederland

Valérie Bohnenn is begin dit jaar aan de slag gegaan als Vice President Human Resources bij T-Systems Nederland.