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Deepak Hathiramani: Vistronix Targets Intell Tech Growth With Kimmich Software Acquisition

Vistronix has moved to expand its federal information technology suite by purchasing Maryland-based Kimmich Software Systems Inc. KSSI offers customers technologies and services for analytics, cyber operations, signals processing, software development and systems engineering, Vistronix said Wednesday. “With this transaction now complete, we are strategically positioned to accelerate Vistronix’s vision to …

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David Dacquino, SkyLink Aviation Form JV with the First Compliant Afghan Airline

SkyLink Aviation and Afghanistan-based East Horizon Airlines have formed a joint venture to provide aviation and logistics services across that country, the companies said Nov. 19. The announcement noted East Horizon is the youngest airline in Afghanistan and the first to be compliant with the Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority‘s new rules and …

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CenturyLink Buys Cloud Platform Provider Tier 3; Jared Wray, Jeff Von Deylen Comment

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) has moved to bolster its cloud computing portfolio by acquiring Seattle area-based public cloud services provider Tier 3 for an undisclosed sum. Jared Wray, founder and chief technology officer for Tier 3, has joined CenturyLink as CTO for the company’s cloud organization and will lead the cloud development center …

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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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Acentia Purchases IT Firm InSysCo for Financial Services Market Push; Todd Stottlemyer Comments

Acentia has acquired Fredericksburg, Va.-based information technology services provider InSysco for an undisclosed amount as part a strategy to grow financial services offerings to federal agencies. InSysCo holds a prime position on the Treasury Department‘s Treasury Information Processing Support Services 4 contract vehicle and provides software development services to clients, …

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Integrity Applications Buys Pacific Defense Solutions; Joseph Brickey, Wesley Freiwald Comment

Integrity Applications Inc. has purchased space surveillance and technical services provider Pacific Defense Solutions LLC as part of efforts to grow IAI’s space offerings. IAI intends to consolidate the Kihei, Maui-based company’s technologies into its engineering and software service offerings in order to seek business opportunities, IAI said Friday. Joseph …

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Michael Dell, Silver Lake Wrap Up $25B Buyout of Dell

Michael Dell and global technology investment firm Silver Lake Partners have completed their $24.9 billion acquisition of the company he founded and have started the processing of delisting the company from the NASDAQ stock market. Trading of Dell‘s (NASDAQ: DELL) common stock will cease Tuesday afternoon, more than one month after the company’s …

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VMware Buys Virtualization Provider Desktone; Sanjay Poonen Comments

VMware (NYSE: VMW) has purchased desktop virtualization platform provider Desktone for an undisclosed amount and expects to close the deal in the fourth quarter of VMware’s 2014 fiscal year. VMware also aims to grow its desktop-as-a-service offerings through the acquisition, the company said Thursday. “By bringing Desktone’s innovative platform in house, VMware …

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Gary Bloom: MarkLogic Eyes M&A Deals, Public Listing

Database software maker MarkLogic could evaluate potential acquisitions between the next six and 12 months and also consider a merger with a larger publicly-traded company, according to a report from Oracle World. MarkLogic CEO Gary Bloom told Oracle World that either Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) or IBM (NYSE: IBM) could position themselves to acquire …

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