DH Kass

DH
Kass
Senior Contributing Blogger,
The VAR Guy
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VMware, Carahsoft Settle GSA Whistleblower Lawsuit for $75 Million
VMware and Carahsoft, a Reston, VA-based government IT solutions provider, will pay $75.5 million to the GSA to settle a lawsuit in which the government claimed it had been victimized by fraudulent pricing.
HP Enterprise Boss Veghte to Exit Ahead of Split
Bill Veghte, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Group vice president and former chief operating officer, will exit the company later this summer.
Cisco’s $635 Million Buys OpenDNS for Cloud Security, IoE Protection
Cisco will pay $635 million in cash to acquire OpenDNS, a provider of cloud-based threat protection services, in a move the networking giant said will boost its cloud security profile and gain it predictive services to help customers blunt cyber attacks.
Report: Samsung Plans More Tizen Smartphones This Year
Samsung reportedly plans to bring to market several more models equipped with the open source Tizen operating system later this year.
Cisco Plows Deeper Into IoT With New System, Products, Services
Cisco is bringing a wide range of IoT parts from various corners of the company and adding in 15 new products into what it’s calling an IoT System.
Report: Next Apple iPhones with Force Touch in Early Production for September Release
Apple reportedly has kicked off early production on its next iPhone equipped with the long-rumored ultra-sensitive displays called Force Touch that sense the amount of pressure a user exerts on a screen.
Amazon Directs $100 Million to Develop Alexa Voice Technology
Amazon will direct some $100 million to a new fund to back developers, manufacturers and start-ups building new, innovative deployments for its Alexa voice technology.
Nadella Microsoft Mission Statement Talks Tough Choices Ahead, Growth, Teamwork Culture
Only a week after overhauling Microsoft’s top management team, chief executive Satya Nadella issued an internal memo to employees outlining the company’s new mission statement.
Samsung Yields to Windows Update Complaints, Plans to Issue Fix to Disabling Problem
After some foot-dragging, Samsung said it will issue a fix to stop its SW Update tool from disabling Microsoft’s Windows Update.
Intuit Lays off 399 Employees in Organizational Overhaul
Intuit said it has laid off 399 people, or about 5 percent of its 8,000 headcount, in a workforce reduction the company described as a realignment of its priorities.
Security Provider Sophos Goes Public on London Exchange
Sophos said it hopes to raise $125 million by selling about 35 percent of its shares priced at 225 pence per share in a public offering on the London Stock Exchange that would set its valuation at about $1.6 billion.
Samsung Intentionally Blocking Windows Update on Some Computers
Samsung reportedly is intentionally disabling Microsoft’s Windows Update on some of its computers so as not to interfere with its own SW Update tool.
Symantec CEO Brown: “Much Stronger Products” Coming
Symantec has lined up a number of new, “much stronger products” in the pipeline, according to chief executive Michael Brown.
Box Expands Vertical Market Reach with IBM Cloud Services Partnership
Box and IBM pledged to work together to sell more of the former’s technology and services to enterprises and to integrate the latter’s portfolio of security, analytics, content management and social into a new set of custom, cloud-based collaboration solutions.
Verizon Seals the $4.4 Billion AOL Deal
Verizon’s $4.4 billion buyout, inked but five weeks ago, seemingly closed in the blink of a regulator’s eye.
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