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Oracle Buys Convergin

Oracle has agreed to acquire Convergin, a leading provider of real-time service brokering solutions.  Convergin’s J2EE-based Service Broker platform enables communications service providers (CSPs) to manage services for a wide range of networks and application platforms, including pre-paid charging. The solution allows CSPs to focus on launching innovative services while …

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SAIC Finalizes CloudShield Acquisition

SAIC (NYSE: SAI) has completed its acquisition of CloudShield Technologies, Inc., a leading cybersecurity and management solutions provider based in Sunnyvale, Calif. The acquisition will enhance SAIC’s cybersecurity offering, and help the company bring to market DPI solutions for high speed networks. This will enable SAIC to better meet emerging …

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Cobham Buys SafeLife Systems

Cobham (LON: COB) has purchased SafeLife Systems, a satellite self-test detection service from PROCON Inc., based in Knoxville, Tennessee. The newly acquired service gives thousands of owners of 406 MHz Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs), Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs) and Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs) the ability to send non-distress …

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Oracle Acquires SOA Management firm AmberPoint

Oracle has agreed to acquire AmberPoint, a leader in Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Management. AmberPoint’s solutions help organizations diagnose and resolve issues in application performance and business transactions, such as insurance claims processing or account provisioning where multiple applications need to work together. The firm’s SOA management products further extend Oracle …

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Xerox Buys ACS; Becomes World Leader In Business Process, Document Management

Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) has completed its acquisition of Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (NYSE: ACS), making Xerox into the world’s leader in business process and document management. ACS is the largest diversified business process outsourcing (BPO) firm in the world. The firm specializes in automating work processes and providing BPO …

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SAIC Buys Avatar Platform OLIVE

SAIC (NYSE: SAI) has purchased Forterra Systems Inc.’s On-Line Interactive Virtual Environment (OLIVE) product line, including all names, trademarks and licenses. OLIVE is a market leading software platform that enables customers to deploy their own persistent and secure 3D Virtual Worlds where users can collaborate over networks. OLIVE’s real-time virtual …

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CACI Completes SystemWare Purchase

CACI International (NYSE: CACI) has completed its transaction to acquire SystemWare, Inc. SystemWare is a firm specializing in designs, manufactures, and provides state-of-the-art signals acquisition and analysis systems that enable users to monitor and detect cybersecurity and physical security vulnerabilities and enhance operational security. SystemWare’s quality management system has been …

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Oracle Completes Sun Acquisition

Oracle has closed its $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems this week, after approval from a variety of international organizations including the EU. With this acquisition, Oracle adds storage, SPARC processors, the Solaris operating system, Java, and the MySQL database to their portfolio of database, middleware, and business applications. After …

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Corporate Risk International Acquired by Altegrity Risk International

Altegrity Risk International, which has just joined the Altegrity Family, has acquired Corporate Risk International (CRI) to serve as a foundation for its business. The Altegrity Family includes USIS, HireRight and Explore. CRI, headed by Jim McWeeney, is a full-service risk management and business intelligence firm which has been in …

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Deltek Property mySBX Becomes “GovWin”

Following Deltek’s acquisition of government contracting resource mySBX, the site has been rebranded as GovWin. According to the site: “You’ll enjoy the same online networking and exchange to build relationships and identify new opportunities. And, a new site design will make it easier to navigate, match and post opportunities, review …

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