Paul Appleby, Bill Berutti, Robin Purohit Head to BMC Exec Team

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Technology industry veterans Paul Appleby, Bill Berutti and Robin Purohit have joined BMC Software (Nasdaq: BMC), as the company pushes its “The New IT” digital services vision and strategy. BMC said Monday that all three appointees will report directly to Bob Beauchamp, the company’s chairman and CEO. Appleby, formerly executive vice president of global enterprise sales at Salesforce.com,...

BMC Software Buys KineticGlue

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BMC Software has acquired Bangalore, India-based social network KineticGlue Online Communities for an undisclosed amount, VCCircle reported Friday. Sainul Abudheen writes the KineticGlue platform works to help separate teams collaborate online, as well as manage employees, documents and tasks. The company, founded by Akansa Capital founder and former Wipro CEO Vivek Paul in 2010, currently serves...

Private Investor Group to Buy BMC for $7B Cash

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BMC Software‘s (NASDAQ: BMC) board of directors has agreed to sell the company to a private investor group led by Bain Capital and Golden State Capital for $6.9 billion cash, or $46.25 per share. The transaction is subject to approval from BMC shareholders and regulatory approvals and the company expects the transaction to close later this year, BMC said Monday. GIC Special Investments Pte...

Unisys Expands Cloud Management, Links with IT Firm BMC Software

Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) has formed a joint initiative with Houston-based BMC Software to deliver and manage advanced cloud products to customers. Financial details of the link were not disclosed. Joint customers include La Caixa, Spain’s largest savings bank. LinkedInShareTweet+1E-mail

IT Firms Team up to Promote Virtualization

A slate of top IT firms, including Eucalyptus Systems of HP’s Eucalyptus Systems (NYSE: HPQ), IBM (NYSE: IBM), Intel (NASDAQ: INTC), Red Hat Inc. (NYSE: RHT) and BMC Software (NASDAQ: BMC) have joined forces to promote the Open Virtualization Alliance, a consortium devoted to the adoption of open virtualization technologies including Kernel-based Virtual Machine. KVM, a virtual machine implementation,...