Technology News for February 2014 and a Look Back at the Previous 5 Februarys

This is my 30,000 foot take a gander at occasions in the ICT business for February 2014.

A Little History of earlier year’s Februarys…

Five years prior in February 2009 the news was ALL about cutbacks and monetary vulnerability. Nortel, notwithstanding their cutbacks sold their Alteon resource for under $18 million, which they had purchased for $7 billion nine years already! In February 2010 M&A movement was delayed with no enormous purchases. Google purchased ข่าวเทคโนโลยี Aardvark; Oracle two or three more modest elements; IBM purchased a little organization programming organization that spotlights on the telco vertical; and Sybase purchased an organization that has a solid traction in the monetary administrations vertical. There were loads of signs that the recuperation was in progress and Canada saw some work development after a time of decrease. February 2011 was another tranquil month for M&A with HP purchasing Vertica; Opentext purchased Metastorm ($182 million); and Rackspace gained Anso Labs. World news was overwhelmed by the well known uprisings in a developing number of nations and the responses of those legislatures including the mercilessness of Gaddafi’s Libyan allies. Two years prior, February 2012 was not a blockbuster month for M&A, but rather there was some intriguing action. The greatest arrangement of the month saw Oracle pay $1.9 billion for ability the board organization Taleo. Siemens Canada paid $440 million for systems administration hardware organization IBM purchased BYOD organization Worklight; Dell purchased reinforcement and recuperation organization AppAssure; Apple purchased portable pursuit organization Chomp; and LM Ericsson purchased Ottawa based BelAir Networks. A year ago in February 2013 Dell went private in a $24.4 billion arrangement, that incorporated a $2 billion speculation by Microsoft. Prophet paid $1.7 billion for systems administration organization Acme Packet Inc.; Rackspace purchased enormous information organization ObjectRocket; Telus was occupied with two acquisitions, electronic clinical records division of the Canadian Medical Association and advanced legal sciences organization Digital Wyzdom; HP likewise sold the Palm working framework to LG for their brilliant TVs.

Which takes us back to the present…

February 2014 saw Facebook take a major action with $16 billion procurement of Whatsapp, which is presumably acceptable valuation news for Blackberry since its BBM item would be an immediate contender. Blackberry anyway had another unpleasant month when IDC delivered its numbers as the organization’s cell phones represented just 1.9% of deals in Q4 of 2013.

Another organization with large news, albeit not really sure was Sony. They have all the earmarks of being rethinking themselves in their different specialties as they are shutting their eReader store and stripping themselves of their PC division (Vaio).