ChannelNext 2014
Headlines for Financial/Acquisition
BlackBerry Reinforces Mobile Security Leadership with Acquisition of Secusmart
BlackBerry Limited, a world leader in mobile communications, has entered into an agreement to acquire Secusmart GmbH, a leader in high-security voice and data encryption and anti-eavesdropping solutions for government organizations, enterprises and telecommunications service providers in Germany and internationally.
Microsoft and Akamai join forces in first cybersecurity-focused accelerator in Israel
The partnership strengthens the existing collaboration between Microsoft and Jerusalem Ventures Partners.
HP and Hortonworks Extend Strategic Partnership to Deliver Big Data Solutions for the Enterprise
HP makes equity investment, commits R&D resources to accelerate adoption of Enterprise Apache Hadoop with the Hortonworks Data Platform; HP’s Martin Fink to join Hortonworks board of directors
Sprint Teams with Google to Offer Google Apps for Business
Sprint’s mobility expertise paired with high-touch service and support delivers comprehensive, customer-friendly cloud-based solution
Facebook shares hit record high as market likes earnings

Microsoft cloud growth drives strong fourth-quarter results
Commercial cloud annualized revenue run rate now exceeds $4.4 billion.
Apple Reports Third Quarter Results
iPhone, Mac & Services Growth Drive Record June Quarter Revenue & 20% EPS Growth
Rogers Communications Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results

Electronic Arts profit surpasses Wall Street expectations
Video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc reported better-than-expected revenue and profit for the first quarter, driven by robust sales of titles such as "Titanfall," digital revenue and cost control.
Apple and IBM Forge Global Partnership to Transform Enterprise Mobility

Cloud Technology Partners Named to CRN 2014 Emerging Vendor List

Absolute Announces Approval of Normal Course Issuer Bid

Microsoft expected to announce job cuts this week: Bloomberg

Microsoft Buys Disaster Recovery Service InMage
Looking at the big picture behind Microsoft's acquisition of InMage, Microsoft's Takeshi Numoto emphasized that enterprise customers are still trying to find the best, most valuable ways to take advantage of cloud computing.
Salesforce Cloud Takes on Patient Relationship Management
Going forward, and Philips envision apps that will cover the healthcare continuum, from prevention and self-care to diagnoses and treatment to recovery and wellness.
Longview Solutions Acquired by Marlin Equity Partners

Oracle Buys MICROS Systems
Adds Innovative Hospitality and Retail Technology Vendor to Expand Oracle into More Industries
Cisco Investments Commits $150 Million to the Cisco Canada Innovation Program
Under Cisco Investments, the Cisco Canada Innovation Program will Invest $150 Million in Canadian Companies and Continue Cisco's Commitment to Driving Innovation in Canada
Hartco Inc. announced that the Company Board of Directors has approved a definitive agreement to sell its MicroAge franchising segment to TMN Systems Inc.

Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Tail-f Systems
Acquisition Advances Cisco's Cloud Virtualization Portfolio with Industry-Leading Network Service Orchestration Technology