TITLE

THREE IT DEALS THAT MATTER

AUTHOR(S)
Brodkin, Jon
PUB. DATE
December 2007
SOURCE
Network World;12/24/2007, Vol. 24 Issue 50, p26
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the three most significant computer industry mergers in the U.S. Cisco acquires WebEx for $3.2 billion, keeping WebEx's management team led by CEO Subrah Iyar, intact while making the acquired company the centerpiece of its collaborative software group. Through the integration of WebEx meetings and IP phones, the user can launch a WebEx meeting on a PC by clicking a button on their Cisco IP phones. Citrix Systems grabs XenSource for $500 million. Citrix has rebranded XenSource's server virtualization product line with the name Citrix XenServer, but has kept XenSource's support staff intact. Hewlett Packard (HP) acquires Opsware for $1.6 billion. Opsware CEO Ben Horowitz now runs HP's business Technology Optimization software division.
ACCESSION #
28132026

 

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