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Corel Acquires Parallels

Over the years, Parallels has become the bonified defacto standard in Mac management, while Corel might be remembered most for its premium graphics applications and its acquisition of Word Perfect. Now, these two companies will merge as Corel has announced that it has acquired Parallels. Press Release Corel Acquires Parallels, Further Accelerating its Growth in Global Software Market With significant investment from Corel, Parallels has new opportunities to amplify its proven ability to create innovative solutions for businesses and consumers Ottawa, ON – December 20, 2018 – Corel Corporation today announced that it has acquired the Parallels business, a global leader in cross-platform solutions best known for its #1-selling software for running Windows on Mac. Corel now offers the complet...

Lenovo Targets Enterprises with Announcements for Datacenter, Services, and Cloud

In NYC today, Lenovo has announced the following additions and enhancements that are targeted toward business technology: The redesigned ThinkSystem portfolio – the new gold-standard for data center solutions providing a single unified brand that spans servers, storage and networking systems. Lenovo’s ThinkAgile portfolio – a completely new software-defined solutions portfolio built to adapt to changing IT needs. The ThinkStation P320 Tiny – the smallest ISV-certified workstation on the market. Lenovo PC as a Service – the PCaS solution that gives IT customers fully configurable end-to-end PC management.   Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

Learn a New Language While You Wait for Computing Tasks to Complete

What if you could harness all of those moments you spend waiting for computing tasks to complete and do something constructive with them? A new set of apps from MIT, called WaitSuite, embeds language learning into existing computing tasks so that you can learn a language while you wait around. These wait moments may not be lengthy, but strung together throughout the day you can now do something useful with the stolen time. Full announcement: Learn a language while you wait for WiFi The apps integrate with email and web browsers to harness those micro-moments. Get it here: http://people.csail.mit.edu/ccai/waitchatter/ Currently, its only provided as a plug-in for the Chrome web browser and supports learning Spanish and French, with English assumed as the primary language.  

Microsoft Shutting Down So.cl on March 15, 2017

You might remember that in 2011 Microsoft launched its own social network called So.cl. It looked a lot like Google+ and was Microsoft’s way of keeping up with the Joneses. Surprisingly, there are recent posts there, but Microsoft is announcing that the service will shut down on March 15, 2017. For those that have never participated in So.cl, much like those who still participate in Google+, you really didn’t miss anything – however, this may be the last place to see Windows Phone hardware in the wild. You can’t sift through a page without seeing Windows Mobile hardware in photos. There’s also an official sendoff announcement: So.cl is saying farewell as of March 15, 2017   Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, ...

Adaptiva Appoints New CEO

Helping drive Adaptiva growth in 2016, the company has announced that Jim Sounders will take the CEO position. Press Release Adaptiva Appoints Jim Souders as CEO Global Systems Management Company Promotes Top Executive to Lead Next Chapter of Growth and Expansion Seattle, WA, Jan. 31, 2017 – Adaptiva, the market leader in smart scaling systems management, today appointed Jim Souders as chief executive officer. Souders previously held the position of chief operations officer at Adaptiva where he drove the company’s unprecedented growth, including a 100 percent increase in new customer revenues for the company’s peer-to-peer systems management technology. “Since Jim joined Adaptiva in 2015, the company has executed with unparalleled excellence across all areas of business including sales, ma...

AppDeploy Reboots as AppDetails

Remember AppDeploy? For those that have been in and participated in this community for a long time, you’ll remember AppDeploy. AppDeploy was the goto web property for getting information about how to properly deploy applications. The site had literally thousands of entries, many of which were supplied by members, that detailed the best ways to automate the distribution of every type of application. We had a chance to speak with the founder of both AppDeploy and the newly branded AppDetails, Bob Kelly about this new venture, the reboot, a bit of the history, and how the new site has come to be. From Bob… I was in the Netherlands a few months back for their annual App Management Event (appmanagevent.com) and was overwhelmed by how positively people still felt about AppDeploy (and...

LANDESK Assets and HEAT Software Merge to Form New Company: Ivanti

Just days after the big news that Clearlake Capital would merge LANDESK and HEAT Software, the VC company has announced today that it has completed its acquisition of LANDESK (owner of Shavlik, AppSense, and Wavelink) and in conjunction with the close, all of LANDESK;s entities will be united under a new corporate name: Ivanti. To learn more about the company rebrand, visit: Ivanti FAQ Press Release LANDESK and HEAT Software Merge to Form Ivanti Backed by Clearlake Capital; Two Leading Companies Combine to Offer Enhanced Comprehensive Solutions for IT Operations and Security  SANTA MONICA, Calif. and SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. (together with its affiliates, “Clearlake”) today announced it has completed the acquisition of LAN...

HEAT Software to Merge with LANDESK

LANDESK has been in a constant volley for the last decade or so, unable to ultimately find a place in the systems management market – primarily due to Altiris being completely consumed by Symantec and Microsoft taking the majority of the market with its System Center and Intune management products. Today, HEAT Software has announced it will merge with LANDESK. There’s no indication whether HEAT will retain its operating name or not, or whether the merging of the two companies will fall under a single LANDESK umbrella. The following email is currently circulating to customers (full information on the LANDESK web site: Clearlake Capital to Acquire LANDESK and Combine with Portfolio Company HEAT Software) Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Devs, ...