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SaaS Talent Market Consolidates

Posted on Thursday, Feb 11th 2010

The SaaS talent management market is clearly going for market consolidation. Over the past year, there have been numerous acquisitions in the space, the most recent being the $15 million acquisition of Inform by SuccessFactors (NASDAQ:SFSF). Let’s take a closer look. >>>

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Acquisition Strategies At EMC And VMware

Posted on Wednesday, Feb 10th 2010

Global spending on IT is slowly but steadily coming back, an increase that is evident from the results of the various tech companies that we have seen in the past two weeks. Microsoft did come out with a strong set of numbers driven by the Windows 7 uptake. Google, as always, did well. Forrester Research expects IT spending in the United States to rise by 6.6% to $568 billion in 2010, with smart computing and cloud computing expected to lead the way. >>>

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Paychex Faces Threat From Intuit; ADP Continues SaaS Roll-up

Posted on Tuesday, Feb 9th 2010

Payroll giant ADP (NASDAQ:ADP) started off the year with a SaaS acquisition, DO2. This is its second SaaS acquisition within three months, the previous one being HRinterax. Its rival Paychex (NASDAQ:PAYX), on the other hand, has yet to make any acquisition. In fact, Paychex announced the sale of Stromberg to Kronos in October. >>>

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Significant Design Wins For QCOM, BRCM

Posted on Monday, Feb 8th 2010

Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) recently provided a disappointing outlook and lowered its 2010 guidance, citing competitive pricing and a slow recovery in developed markets. But the good news is that the company has design wins in Google’s Nexus One, as does Broadcom (NASDAQ:BRCM). Broadcom is also believed to be in the iPad. >>>

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Cisco To Continue Gobbling

Posted on Friday, Feb 5th 2010

Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO), the networking giant with annual revenue of $36.1 billion, has made good use of the economic crisis to lap up companies in new and adjacent markets that position it for a battle of the titans as the market recovers. While Cisco is looking to expand to new horizons, its competitors are consolidating and trying to attack its core strengths. >>>

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Networking Sector: Alternate Fronts Developing

Posted on Thursday, Feb 4th 2010

There have been some major changes in the networking industry recently: Cisco acquired Tandberg for $3.4 billion, Lifesize was lapped up by Logitech for $408 million, and HP acquired 3Com for $2.7 billion. Responding to Cisco’s move, Juniper and Polycom have formed an alliance to offer videoconferencing systems and associated network infrastructure to service providers. >>>

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Amazon, Netflix, And Me

Posted on Wednesday, Feb 3rd 2010

With the economy in recession, there were concerns in early November about how strong the holiday season sales would be. But once the numbers from Thanksgiving week were out, industry players started to feel more confident, and National Retail Foundation data confirms that the 2009 holiday season was much better than expected. Specifically, December retail industry sales rose 2.3% (unadjusted) Y-o-Y. Several e-trends are in motion — e-commerce is growing, e-books are gaining adoption, and online movie rentals are are becoming more common. Let’s take a closer look. >>>

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Chipmakers And Design Wins

Posted on Tuesday, Feb 2nd 2010

The year that just ended was one of the worst ever for the semiconductor industry, with revenue declining 11.4% to $226 billion. However, last quarter Texas Instruments (NYSE:TXN), STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM), and Atheros (NASDAQ:ATHR) all reported results that were indicative of a recovering semiconductor market. While for TI and Atheros the outlook was strong, STM was more cautious. >>>

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Microsoft’s Future Remains Cloudy Despite Windows 7

Posted on Monday, Feb 1st 2010

A recent IDC report indicates that the global PC market recovered in the fourth quarter of 2009 driven by sales of cheaper laptops, a clear sign of demand returning to some extent. Global PC shipments in the fourth quarter of 2009 were up 15.2%, Y-o-Y, while the United States saw a 24% increase to 20.7 million units shipped during the same period. Shipments of consumer PCs are estimated to have grown more than 20% during the period while business PCs were roughly flat. >>>

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Will SAP Open Its $7 Billion Wallet For SaaS In 2010?

Posted on Friday, Jan 29th 2010

This week, SAP (NYSE:SAP), the German enterprise software company, reported its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2009 results. Revenue exceeded the company’s target thanks to a strong fourth quarter. As the economy recovers, SAP also expects to return to revenue growth in 2010. Let’s take a closer look. >>>

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