mergers & acquisitions (M&As)

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IBM Surrenders SIEM While PANW Tries To Gain Ground On Tech Titans

Allie Mellen 6 days ago
Find out what Palo Alto Networks' acquisition of IBM’s QRadar business means for the broader security information and event management SIEM market.
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Opposites Attract: LogRhythm And Exabeam To Merge

Allie Mellen May 15, 2024
LogRhythm and Exabeam announced their intent to merge, representing another big change for the security analytics platform market. Find out what's driving the merger and what the implications could be.
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50/50: Capital One, Discover, And Differentiation In Credit Cards

Peter Wannemacher May 6, 2024
Welcome back to Forrester’s blog series, 50/50, where we showcase two sides of a B2C marketing issue. This time, we explore how consumers feel about Capital One’s bid to acquire Discover — and how differentiated credit card brands are in the eyes of customers. The main catalyst for this research is Capital One’s announced plan […]
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Large Services Firms: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, But So Is Coming Together

Bill Martorelli April 4, 2024
The boundaries of IT service providers are in flux due to a variety of motivations, and too often, customers are left with more questions than answers. Read this blog to get four tips for managing service provider transitions.
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You Got Your Carbon Black In My Symantec! No, You Got Your Symantec In My Carbon Black!

Paddy Harrington March 13, 2024
What is Broadcom planning to do with VMware’s Carbon Black unit? Find out in this blog covering the plan to integrate Carbon Black with Broadcom's existing product lineup.
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Splunk Is Good For Cisco, But Cisco Needs To Convince Splunk Customers That Cisco Is Good For Them

Allie Mellen September 22, 2023
Find out what Cisco's $28 billion planned acquisition of Splunk could mean for both observability and security.
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IBM Reups On FinOps With Its Apptio Acquisition

Tracy Woo June 26, 2023
Late Friday, The Wall Street Journal reported that IBM is in potential late-stage talks to acquire cloud cost management and optimization (CCMO) and IT financial management (ITFM)/technology business management (TBM) company Apptio for roughly $5 billion. If the deal closes, the value would be at more than twice Apptio’s previous purchase price of $1.94 billion […]
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TIER: M&A And CVC Are Shifting The Growth Narrative

Christopher Gilchrist May 10, 2023
Mergers and acquisitions (M&A), plus corporate venture capital (CVC), are shifting toward acquiring tech capabilities that give access to new markets.
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HPE Ramps Up Hybrid Cloud Management With OpsRamp Acquisition

Carlos Casanova March 20, 2023
On Monday, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced its intention to acquire OpsRamp, which offers a multitenant AIOps-powered IT operations management (ITOM) solution for hybrid cloud environments. Its AIOps solution will be integrated into HPE’s GreenLake edge-to-cloud Platform. OpsRamp’s 300 employees will join HPE’s office of the CTO. Terms of the OpsRamp acquisition were not announced, […]
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Amazon Pulls The Plug On Amazon Care, Signaling A New Dawn Of Healthcare Disruption

Natalie Schibell August 28, 2022
Amazon is shutting down Amazon care in a strategic decision to make the most meaningful disruption in the healthcare space, here is why.
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Why Automation Vendors Can’t Stop Buying Optimization Vendors And What It Means For The Market And For You

Rob Koplowitz May 5, 2022
On March 31, Microsoft and Minit announced that the former was acquiring the latter. This is, by Forrester’s count, the eighth time a major automation vendor has purchased a process optimization vendor since 2020. Why are some of the biggest software companies in the world so eager to grab a slice of the relatively small […]
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SailPoint To Be Acquired By Private Equity Firm Thoma Bravo For $6.9 Billion

Andras Cser April 13, 2022
On Monday, April 11, 2022, identity management and governance (IMG) vendor SailPoint announced that it was being bought by private equity (PE) firm Thoma Bravo for $6.9 billion. This is not the first rodeo for Thoma Bravo with SailPoint; in 2014, the PE firm bought out SailPoint’s original venture capital investors and remained an owner […]
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Continuous Evolution: In Acquiring Linode, Akamai Looks To Transform Again

Janet Worthington March 16, 2022
Akamai’s announcement last month that it had acquired infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider Linode addresses a gap in Akamai’s offering and presents an opportunity to disrupt traditional cloud service providers. Akamai’s edge function-as-a-service (FaaS) technology gives companies the ability to manipulate content close to the user with very low latency, but organizations still need to go back […]
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SentinelOne Secures Identity First, Deception Second, In Attivo Acquisition

David Holmes March 15, 2022
Endpoint security and extended detection and response (XDR) vendor SentinelOne today announced the acquisition of Attivo Networks for just over $600 million. Attivo was a darling of deception technology, but SentinelOne was really after its Active Directory protection portfolio, including ADAssessor and ADSecure. Enterprise identity plays a critical role in the Zero Trust world mandated […]
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Chronicles Of Mandiant: Google Put A Ring On It

Jeff Pollard March 8, 2022
Mandiant trades up from FireEye and finds a home within Google Cloud Platform.
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Perspectives On One Identity’s Acquisition Of OneLogin

Merritt Maxim October 8, 2021
On October 4, 2021, identity and access management (IAM) vendor One Identity announced plans to acquire identity-as-a-service (IDaaS) vendor OneLogin for an undisclosed amount. Founded in 2009, OneLogin is an established pure-play IDaaS vendor that primarily serves midmarket enterprises, with a unified platform for employees, partners, and customers, and has raised over $170 million in […]
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Blue Prism Angling To Merge With TIBCO

Craig Le Clair September 30, 2021
Private equity firm Vista Equity Partners  announced it’s intention to acquire robotic process automation (RPA) software company Blue Prism. Subject to shareholder approval, it plans to merge Blue Prism into TIBCO Software, which it already owns. Forrester’s automation team took a look at this potential merger and had the following thoughts. Our consensus is “thumbs-up.” A […]
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Revenge Of The SaaS: Mandiant Uses Services To Escape FireEye

Jeff Pollard June 3, 2021
Revenge Of The SaaS: Mandiant Dumps FEYE In a cybersecurity divorce that had fewer leading indicators than the dissolution of Kim and Kanye, Mandiant has finally untangled itself from FireEye (FEYE) by selling the product portion of the firm to Symphony Technology Group (STG) for $1.2 billion. FireEye’s history as the most “almost acquired vendor” […]
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Dell Divests VMware: Investors Cheer While Customers Yawn

Glenn O'Donnell April 15, 2021
When Dell Technologies completed its acquisition of EMC in 2016, it gained a sweetheart of an asset: VMware. More precisely, it gained 80% of VMware, making the software dynamo a mostly autonomous company in the Dell Technologies family of companies. Dell Technologies just announced the expected spinoff of that 80% ownership, making VMware a fully […]
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Reflections On 2020: Cybersecurity Predictions Versus Reality

Heidi Shey February 8, 2021
You’re probably tired of hearing about 2021 cybersecurity predictions. This is something different. We’re taking a look back to what we predicted would happen in 2020 and grading our predictions. After all, why make predictions in the first place if we’re not going to reflect and assess ourselves afterward? When we make predictions, we aim to identify what is different that we think […]
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