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In-Q-Tel-Backed Platfora Gets $38M in Venture Capital; Ben Werther Comments

A big data analytics company funded by In-Q-Tel has received a $38 million investment in the latest round of venture capital from firms such as Tenaya Capital, Citi Ventures and Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO). Platfora now has $65 million in total financing and intends to further bring big data analytics technology into a “fact-based …

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Langley Proctor Named Savage IO Sales Team Director

Langley Proctor, formerly director of business development and sales at Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO), has joined Savage IO as sales director for the data center technology provider. The two-decade industry veteran aims to help the company grow its converged enterprise storage portfolio and partnerships with software application vendors, Savage IO …

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Report: Microsoft Interested in Acquiring Mobile Startup Xamarin

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) is finalizing discussions with mobile startup business Xamarin in a move that could result in a potential acquisition of the company, CRN reported Monday. Kevin McLaughlin writes Microsoft developers will be able to code mobile applications on the iOS and Android platforms if a major deal comes through. …

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Mick Lopez Joins Harris as SVP, CFO

Miguel “Mick” Lopez, a 30-year financial leadership veteran, has joined Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) as senior vice president and chief financial officer. He will report directly to President and CEO William Brown and succeed Gary McArthur, who will step down from both positions to pursue other career opportunities, Harris said Tuesday. Prior …

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Sheila Jordan Joins Symantec as CIO; Stephen Gillett Comments

Sheila Jordan has been appointed to serve as the next chief information officer of Symantec, where she will be responsible for the company’s information technology strategy and operations and work to advance the Symantec 4.0 plan. Jordan most recently served as senior vice president of IT communication and collaboration at …

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Ben Fathi Named VMware CTO; Pat Gelsinger Comments

Ben Fathi, formerly senior vice president for research and development at VMware (NYSE: VMW), has been appointed to the role of chief technology officer. Fathi will report directly to CEO Pat Gelsinger and be responsible for the company’s product development and programs, academic partnerships and R&D community, VMware said Wednesday. Gelsinger …

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Richard Spires Joins Resilient Network Systems as CEO

Richard Spires, formerly chief information officer at the Department of Homeland Security for nearly three-and-a-half years, has joined San Francisco-based Internet security company Resilient Network Systems as CEO. He will also join the company’s board of directors and founder Jonathan Hare has been appointed executive chairman, Resilient Network Systems said …

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Lexmark Combines Nearly $200M in Acquisitions Under Perceptive Software; Paul Rooke Comments

Lexmark International (NYSE: LXK) has moved to consolidate four of its acquired businesses with nearly $200 million in combined value under the Perceptive Software subsidiary as part of its efforts to grow, Business Lexington reported Friday. Erik Carlson writes Lexmark acquired those companies separately in 2013 in a move that Paul …

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HP, Salesforce Forge Cloud Alliance; Marc Benioff, Meg Whitman Comment

Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) and Saleforce.com (NYSE: CRM) are partnering to develop a dedicated instance in the Salesforce multi-tenant cloud that is built to run on HP’s converged infrastructure. The service will be available for an undisclosed fee to Salesforce.com customers, HP said Monday. Marc Benioff, Salesforce chairman and CEO, said the service …

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SAP Acquires Predictive Analytics Provider KXEN; Michael Reh Comments

SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) has acquired predictive analytics service provider KXEN as part of efforts to expand offerings for customers to handle large volumes of data. SAP intends to integrate the San Francisco, Calif.-based company into its SAP HANA offerings such as the fraud management analytic application, Smart Meter Analytics …

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