Rick Whiting

Recent articles by Rick Whiting

Behind Salesforce's acquisition of Slack

Behind Salesforce's acquisition of Slack

The CRM giant's largest acquisition to date.
Rick Whiting Dec 3 2020, 11:53AM Software
Salesforce acquires Slack for US$27.7b

Salesforce acquires Slack for US$27.7b

As software giant officially takes on Microsoft Teams.
Rick Whiting Dec 2 2020, 11:18AM Software
Splunk to acquire Flowmill

Splunk to acquire Flowmill

Expanding capabilities of the Splunk Observability platform.
Rick Whiting Nov 26 2020, 11:33AM Software
Databricks launches SQL data analytics tool

Databricks launches SQL data analytics tool

To turn data 'swamps' into useful data 'lakehouses'.
Rick Whiting Nov 13 2020, 11:45AM Data centre
Five emerging AI and machine learning trends to watch in 2021

Five emerging AI and machine learning trends to watch in 2021

AI hardware, software and services is expected to reach US$156.5 billion in 2020.
Rick Whiting Oct 26 2020, 6:24AM Digital
Tibco to acquire business analytics pioneer Information Builders

Tibco to acquire business analytics pioneer Information Builders

Analytics vendor said it was its largest acquisition.
Rick Whiting Oct 23 2020, 7:18AM Software
Splunk unveils Observability Suite, acquisitions

Splunk unveils Observability Suite, acquisitions

Plumbr, Rigor bought for undisclosed amounts.
Rick Whiting Oct 22 2020, 6:36AM Software
Ivanti strikes deals to acquire MobileIron, Pulse Secure

Ivanti strikes deals to acquire MobileIron, Pulse Secure

To expand lineup for endpoint device automation and security.
Rick Whiting Sep 29 2020, 8:02AM Security
Snowflake market cap bests Dell, VMware

Snowflake market cap bests Dell, VMware

The biggest software company IPO ever, analysts say.
Rick Whiting Sep 17 2020, 11:25AM Software
Splunk touts Q2 cloud revenue growth

Splunk touts Q2 cloud revenue growth

Cloud-based software now driving more than 50 percent of software sales.
Rick Whiting Aug 28 2020, 6:30AM Cloud
NetApp layoffs approach 6 percent of workforce: report

NetApp layoffs approach 6 percent of workforce: report

Ahead of announcing its fiscal 2021 first quarter results.
Rick Whiting Aug 27 2020, 6:13AM Software
The top trending technologies making waves in 2020

The top trending technologies making waves in 2020

What's hot according the CompTIA Emerging Technology Community.
Rick Whiting Aug 18 2020, 6:40AM Training & Development
SAP acquires minority equity stake in ISV partner Vistex

SAP acquires minority equity stake in ISV partner Vistex

For go-to-market, pricing, rights and royalty management applications.
Rick Whiting Aug 6 2020, 5:43AM Software
SAP to take Qualtrics business public

SAP to take Qualtrics business public

After acquiring the experience management vendor 18 months ago.
Rick Whiting Jul 28 2020, 6:37AM Software
SAP outlines new options for ISVs

SAP outlines new options for ISVs

For developers on vendor's Data Warehouse Cloud.
Rick Whiting Jul 22 2020, 9:30AM Cloud
SAP beefs up data analytics, app integration

SAP beefs up data analytics, app integration

Additions and enhancements to portfolio.
Rick Whiting Jun 19 2020, 11:33AM Software
Snowflake launches first partner program

Snowflake launches first partner program

Include reseller and managed service provider opportunities.
Rick Whiting Jun 17 2020, 11:58AM Software
MongoDB extends cloud lineup with new database release

MongoDB extends cloud lineup with new database release

Combines data lake, search and mobile database software.
Rick Whiting Jun 15 2020, 6:38AM Software
Salesforce and Snowflake extend alliance

Salesforce and Snowflake extend alliance

Native integration between cloud systems to more easily move data.
Rick Whiting Jun 3 2020, 8:58AM Cloud
Splunk goes deeper with machine learning and Google

Splunk goes deeper with machine learning and Google

To continue the push for cloud delivery of software.
Rick Whiting May 29 2020, 7:03AM Cloud

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