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Siris Capital Closes $2B Polycom Buy in Unified Comms & Collaboration Market Push

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Investment firm Siris Capital has completed its buyout of communications and collaboration tools developer Polycom for nearly $2 billion cash, or $12.50 per share. San Jose, California-based Polycom said Monday it has stopped trading on the Nasdaq stock exchange as a result of the transaction and will continue to operate under its own name. Polycom had to …

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Polycom to Name Siris Capital Exec Partner Mary McDowell as CEO

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Mary McDowell, an executive partner at Siris Capital Group, will join gobal communications services provider Polycom (Nasdaq: PLCM) as CEO once the latter company completes its merger with a Siris Capital affiliate. Polycom said Wednesday McDowell will succeed Peter Leav, who will continue to serve as CEO and board member …

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Mike Lawrie: CSC Has ‘All Options’ on Table for HPE’s US Public Sector Arm Post-Merger

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Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC) CEO Mike Lawrie told investors Tuesday the company will consider an undefined range of options regarding Hewlett-Packard Enterprise‘s (NYSE: HPE)’s U.S. public sector business in conjunction with CSC’s merger into HPE’s enterprise services segment. Tysons, Virginia-based CSC is subject to a two-year non-compete agreement in the federal government field …

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DHS Awards 3 New CDM Contracts to Northrop, Booz Allen, HP


The Department of Homeland Security has awarded three new task order contracts worth $140 million combined to Northrop Grumman, Booz Allen Hamilton and Hewlett-Packard for the implementation of continuous diagnostics and mitigation services, FCW reported Monday. Mark Rockwell writes these awards are the third, fourth and fifth contracts under the continuous-monitoring-as-a-service blanket …

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Alan Rizek Joins ThreatTrack Security as CFO; John Lyons Comments

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Alan Rizek, a financial management professional and formerly chief financial officer of Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) IT services consulting subsidiary MicroLink, has joined ThreatTrack Security as CFO. ThreatTrack said Monday Rizek will oversee the company’s administrative, financial, accounting, human resources, legal and professional services functions. “Alan’s financial and operational management experience is a strong …

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Sevatec to Support NOAA Cybersecurity Center Under Sole-Source Contract


Sevatec will provide support to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Cyber Security Center under a $9.9 million sole-source contract from the Commerce Department, Federal Times reported Thursday. Aaron Boyd writes that the office of the Commerce chief information officer indicated the award as a follow-on to a previous contract, with support services …

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Reuters: HP Eyes TippingPoint Network Security Business Sale


Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) is considering selling its network security appliance manufacturing unit TippingPoint as HP conducts a strategic review of its businesses, Reuters reported Wednesday. Liana Baker and Greg Roumeliotis write HP seeks to identify non-core assets before November, when the company plans to split into two separate public companies …

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HP’s Scott Gaydos Points to Shadow IT ‘Service-Delivery Benefits’

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TYSONS CORNER, VA August 25, 2015 — Scott Gaydos, chief technologist for the U.S. public sector business at Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ), has urged information technology officers in government to examine how shadow IT could be turned into something beneficial for their organization, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. He indicated in a guest piece …

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HP Director Al Kinney Suggests 24/7 Monitoring as Cyber Defense Tool


TYSONS CORNER, VA April 29, 2015 — Executive Mosaic — ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday on Al Kinney of HP’s (NYSE: HPQ) recent remarks urging organizations to employ round-the-clock vigilance as part of their cyber defense game plan. Kinney, director of operations and strategy for enterprise security solutions at HP’s U.S. public …

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HP Wins Potential $469M DISA Content Delivery IDIQ

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Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) has won a potential six-year, $469 million contract from the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency to deliver Internet content to DISA end users worldwide. DISA received three bids for the firm-fixed-price contract and is obligating $10,000 in fiscal 2015 defense working capital funds at the time of …

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