Since 2012, Cisco has bought 49 companies, ranging from startups to established companies.
After the acquisition is completed, Saggezza’s analytics team could integrate into Cisco’s Enterprise Networking Engineering Group.
Cisco Systems recently announced that it offered $3.7 billion in equity and cash to acquire AppDynamics, an app performance monitoring company.
Cisco already has two SD-WAN offerings— iWAN (Intelligent WAN) and Meraki SD-WAN.
As noted in its most recent earnings call, Cisco Systems’ deferred products revenue rose 57% year-over-year to $4.4 billion.
In 2016, Samsung (SSNLF) acquired Viv Labs for approximately $215 million.
MarketsandMarkets estimates that the enterprise collaboration market could grow to become a $49.5 billion market in 2021 from ~$26.7 billion in 2016.
Cisco Spark Board is the company’s first all-in-one, cloud-based collaboration and meeting room service.
Cisco Systems (CSCO) has increased its market share for the third straight quarter. It led the collaboration space with a market share of 15% in 4Q16.
At the beginning of May 2017, Cisco Systems (CSCO) announced the acquisition of MindMeld, an AI startup that specializes in “creating intelligent conversational interfaces.”
Microsoft’s Office 365 productivity suite is a key growth driver for the company’s Productivity and Business Processes segment.
Believed to be the world’s largest cyberattack, WannaCry ransomware infected more than 230,000 computers in almost 150 countries.
Investment in Israeli cybersecurity companies rose 23% from $560 million in 2015 to $689 million in 2016.
In the week ended May 26, 2017, Microsoft (MSFT) announced the acquisition of Hexadite. Microsoft’s acquisition price for Hexadite is reported to be $100 million.
Broadcom (AVGO) is bidding for Toshiba’s (TOSBF) NAND (negative-AND) Flash business in order to expand in the network storage market.
Toshiba’s (TOSBF) sale of its memory business might face several challenges from its joint venture partner Western Digital (WDC) and the Japanese government.
Broadcom (AVGO) has reduced the seasonal impact on its earnings by diversifying its product portfolio through acquisitions.
Broadcom (AVGO) is close to completing its acquisition of Brocade Communications Systems (BRCD) in 3Q17. This has enabled Broadcom to look at other acquisition targets.
On May 17, 2017, Boston Scientific (BSX) announced the completion of its acquisition of Symetis, which it announced on March 30, 2017.
The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) is rewriting rules that Comcast (CMCSA) executives have called investment-killing regulations.