ChannelNext 2014
Headlines for Financial/Acquisition
Lenovo Completes Initial Closing for Acquisition of IBMx86 Server Business
Lenovo is acquiring System x, BladeCenter and Flex System blade servers and switches, x86-based Flex integrated systems, NeXtScale and iDataPlex servers and associated software, blade networking and maintenance operations. IBM retains its System z mainframes
Lenovo Set to Close Acquisition of IBM’s x86 Server Business
Acquisition to strengthen Lenovo’s position as global, diversified tech leader, accelerates growth of enterprise and cloud strategies
PayPal to separate from eBay, become its own publicly traded company in 2015
The mobile payment service PayPal is splitting from eBay and will become a separate and publicly traded company next year.
Tech Devices in 2015: Emerging Markets Dominate Growth, Increasing by $10b

Alibaba Jack Ma rises to top of China rich list as tech tycoons gain

Red Hat $82M FeedHenry Buy Boosts Mobile App Platform
The enterprise mobile application platform provider essentially makes it possible for Red Hat to support mobile application development in public and private environments.
Oracle Board Appoints Larry Ellison Executive Chairman and CTO

SAP to Acquire Concur, Expanding the World Largest Business Network

Minecraft to join Microsoft
Microsoft Corp. announced it has reached an agreement to acquire Mojang, the celebrated Stockholm-based game developer, and the company’s iconic “Minecraft” franchise.
VAR Dynamics Launches a Super Partner Channel Program

HP Acquires Eucalyptus to Accelerate Hybrid Cloud Adoption in the Enterprise

Autotask (PSA) Acquires CentraStage (RMM)
So you go into a restaurant and the waiter hands you a menu with 20 items.
Apple Announces Apple Pay
Transforming Mobile Payments with an Easy, Secure & Private Way to Pay
Aerohive Networks Delivers World First iBeacon and AltBeacon – Enabled Enterprise Wi-Fi Access Points

Cisco and Red Hat Deliver Integrated Infrastructure for OpenStack
Companies Expand Relationship, Accelerate Collaboration Around OpenStack, Application Centric Infrastructure and Intercloud
Executives Meet Average of Six Candidates Before Filling a Creative Job

Nokia Networks completes acquisition of SAC Wireless
Acquisition expected to boost company's network implementation services business and grow market share in the U.S.
John F. Akers, the Sixth IBM CEO, Passes Away

Former CEO Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board as he occupies time with Clippers, teaching

BlackBerry Appoints Dr. Sandeep Chennakeshu President of BlackBerry Technology Solutions Business Unit