Market & Technology News
CEO Marc Benioff, ahead of a keynote at a Munich Salesforce conference challenged Europe's software giant SAP on its home ground
French-US company Alcatel-Lucent's core networking unit (routers, optical networking gear, telecom software) "could be worth more than the total value of the entire company" if it was a standalone business, thinks J P Morgan's Sandeep Deshpande, who has upgraded shares to Overweight.
While big enterprise has taken to cloud, smaller firms are still hesitant.
SimpliVity, a US-based specialist in software-defined data centres, has started a new partner programme, and named Germany's Bechtle as one of its first highest tier partners.
Polish full range IT distie, which has recently changed its name to ACTION Europe, has now announced the addition of the new partners in Germany as the company has previously outlined its plans to enhance its position in the German market.
Developer skills are changing as software development is increasingly modular, with APIs as the linkage. Matt Robinson (below), Vice President, Technology at Progress says further changes are being driven by this and the moves to Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS).
Europe is expected to lead the way for telco spending in the next few years. Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its latest Global Telecom and Datacom Market Trends and Drivers report, which analyses global and regional market trends and conditions.
Tech Data Europe has announced it has extended its distribution agreement with Symantec to offer its full portfolio in the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands.
European software vendors have generally enjoyed a relatively good year and have responded well to recessionary pressures.
Multi-factor authentication solutions specialist Swivel Secure has announced its expansion plans across the Central and Eastern Europe.