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SD Times Blog: Perforce acquisition of Seapine ‘a perfect fit’

“Hey, you got version control in my ALM.” “No, YOU got ALM in my version control!” And so it came to be, source-code-management provider Perforce late last year finalized the acquisition of Seapine and its ALM suite. “The vision is to move into broader ALM,” Perforce CEO Janet Dryer told me during a call with … continue reading

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SD Times Blog: What sets Red Hat apart from the Valley

It’s difficult to find conferences these days that don’t take a Steve Jobs approach to the keynote, or a Marc Benioff approach to amenities and concerts. This week’s Red Hat Summit, however, cut its own path through Valley conference norms. While this was the company’s largest Summit yet held, it was also a new approach … continue reading

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How IT can prepare for a successful M&A

Software is like a house: It must be adequately maintained, or peeled-up wallpaper might reveal the foundation underneath isn’t as stable as you thought. This metaphor brings new meaning to mergers and acquisitions as companies on the buy side and the sell side attempt to patch up rough edges that might ruin a deal. When … continue reading

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Industry Watch: Software industry M&A grows in the last year

Mergers and acquisitions in the first six months of this year grew by 3% over the last six months of last year, according to a new study by mid-market investment bank Berkery Noyes. That’s a positive sign that investment in the technology sector remains strong. In fact, beginning from the last six months of 2013, … continue reading

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SD Times Blog: Crazy rumor of the day: Oracle to buy Salesforce?

There’s a crazy rumor going around the Valley right now that Oracle is about to buy Salesforce.com. Personally, I don’t buy it at all, but I will see fit to explain why people are saying this: Insiders have sold off a bit of stock. Really, the sales are concentrated around Feb. 24, when a segment … continue reading

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