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Portugal Telecom and telecoms consultant Altran Portugal have announced a new partnership aimed at combined cloud and date services across Europe.
After seeing a rising percentage of specialist servers starting to appear in analysts' research on server sales, HP and Foxconn are working on a joint venture deal to create their own class of cloud-optimised servers for service providers.
Network infrastructure specialist Extreme Networks has appointed a managed services specialist Networks First as its first partner in the UK.
Riverbed Technology's Q1 showed sales up 8% yr/yr, driven by good channel and European performance. The network optimisation and app performance company showed total GAAP revenue for Q114 was $265m up 8% compared to the first quarter of 2013, as data centres look for maximum performance.
Software as a Service, while growing, is suffering from perceptions of security and compliance issues.
Eastern Europe is increasingly a base for Indian IT companies and this is expected to grow as skills become more in demand in Western Europe.
Cables and associated items distributor Anixter has reported a slight sales increase to $1.52bn for Q1, it says. Despite the negative weather impact in the months of January and February and excluding the impact of copper pricing and foreign exchange, organic sales increased by 3.8%:
TIBCO Software has bought Jaspersoft Corporation, effective immediately. Jaspersoft is now a product group within TIBCO and the name will continue in this form.
Telekom Austria has bought almost half the spectrum on offer in a Slovenian auction for €64m. Its Slovenian unit, Si.mobil, plans to cover half the Slovenian population with fourth-generation LTE technology for faster internet by the end of the year.
US-based Intralinks, provider of content management and collaborations solutions, has announced an acquisition of French security and digital rights management (DRM) technology specialist docTrackr.