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Claranet is buying Portuguese managed hosting and applications provider Echiron, as part of its continued expansion into Europe. It says this makes it the largest cloud services provider to the mid-market in the region.
Clavister, a Swedish specialist in high-performance, high-availability network security has secured SEK 60 million (€6.8m) in a private placement.
The Webhelp Group, operator of contact centres across Europe, has expressed its interest in buying a Dutch customer experience management firm SNT.
Financial software company Misys has bought eastern European IND Group, a specialist in digital channels, based in Hungary. It adds consumer-oriented solutions to Misys' core banking capabilities.
The finalists for the European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2014 - the leading pan-European awards for ISVs, Solution Providers and Systems Integrators and their vendor and distributor partners.
Global mobile data traffic is expected to grow nearly 11-fold within the next four years driven by an increase in both number of mobile users and mobile connections, faster mobile speeds and a growth in mobile video, according to the Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Forecast.
Operator of Europe’s cloud services platform Interoute Communications has opened its first distributed data centre in Madrid, Spain, which will contribute a part of its pan-European network.
Alcatel-Lucent made a net profit of €134m in Q4, a rebound from a loss of €1.56bn a year earlier, when the company took over a €1bn in impairment and restructuring charges. Revenue dropped 4.1% to €3.93bn, below forecasts of €4.18bn.
Enterprise File Sharing platform provider Egnyte has announced its expansion plans into Europe and in the US.
Enterprise software is the winner in IDC's latest picture of IT spending in 2014.