Aberdeen Joins the Spiceworks Ziff Davis Family

You may have heard that Spiceworks Ziff Davis (SWZD) has acquired Aberdeen, a leading global provider of behavioral-based marketing solutions and research. As the SWZD and Aberdeen teams begin to work as one entity, it is important to us that we remain transparent with you, our Community. We're very excited about this next step in an ongoing strategy that emphasizes the opportunity to showcase our data-driven solutions that will ultimately reshape the tech playbook.


Observability Matters - Why IBM's acquisition of Instana is a game changer for AIOps

Today IBM announced the definitive agreement to acquire Instana. The acquisition will help businesses better manage the complexity of modern applications that span the hybrid cloud landscape and infuse AI in all areas of IT Management. You’ll also find a blog post from Pratik Gupta, CTO Hybrid Cloud Management and IBM Distinguished Engineer, AI and Automation Platform, here.

Kemp Acquires Flowmon Networks: Ray Downes and J Tobola

Kemp acquires Flowmon for predictive network performance monitoring and diagnostics (NPDM) and network detection and response (NDR). Kemp boosts load balancing and application delivery controller (ADC) solutions with advanced flow-based monitoring and encrypted traffic analysis to enable customers to uncover cybersecurity blind spots and accelerate application incident response. Kemp Technologies CEO Ray Downes and Flowmon Networks CEO J Tobola discuss the acquisition.

Qlik Welcomes Blendr.io to Accelerate Active Intelligence

Incredibly excited about today’s news that Qlik has acquired Blendr.io. Blendr.io’s easy-to-use, scalable and secure embedded integration and automation platform (iPaaS) will expand our ability to deliver on our vision of Active Intelligence, where real-time, up-to-date data triggers immediate action to accelerate business value across the entire data and analytics supply chain.


Cloudera acquires Eventador to accelerate Stream Processing in Public & Hybrid Clouds

We are thrilled to announce that Cloudera has acquired Eventador, a provider of cloud-native services for enterprise-grade stream processing. Eventador, based in Austin, TX, was founded by Erik Beebe and Kenny Gorman in 2016 to address a fundamental business problem – make it simpler to build streaming applications built on real-time data. This typically involved a lot of coding with Java, Scala or similar technologies.

Best Practices for Reducing Web Services and API Risks in M&A

Just like most software assets contain open source, modern software applications commonly link to external web services via APIs. But developers using web services might not have a suitable agreement to do so, and they may be inadvertently signing their companies up to terms of service. This white paper covers the types of risk associated with web services and how they can affect an M&A transaction.

Ivanti Announces Strategic Acquisitions of MobileIron and Pulse Secure

In just 24 hours, tech bloggers and news sites everywhere have been sharing Ivanti's latest acquisition announcement. The news has been picked up by several publications including Redmond Magazine, MarketWatch, TechTarget, WSJ Pro Cybersecurity, and Channel Futures. And while we're delighted to be picked up by so many publications (seriously, we feel like the popular kid at school!), we're glad you've found yourself here on the Ivanti blog!


The Salt Journey Continues with VMWare

On February 20th, 2011, I started on a journey. I wrote and committed my first lines of code to the Salt open source project. I was alone in my basement at the time, motivated by a desire to solve some technical problems and improve my resume. By April of 2011, I had cut the first release of Salt, version 0.6. In the early days, releases came quickly and the community began to grow. By the end of 2011, over 80 people had contributed code, many of whom are still with the project today.