Recent articles by Chris

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Dell Sells Software Unit to Francisco Partners, Elliott

Dell Inc. agreed to sell its software unit to buyout firm Francisco Partners Management LLC and the new private equity arm of hedge fund Elliott Management Corp., streamlining the company ahead of its planned merger with EMC Corp.

How to Take Advantage of the Booming E-Commerce Market

The global e-commerce market has been booming for a number of years, with key drivers of merchant success including mobile, omnichannel and marketplaces. In 2016, global online retail sales will hit $1.6 trillion rising to $3.5 trillion in 2019.

Satya Nadella’s LinkedIn Acquisition Letter

Microsoft has announced that it will acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 billion, with Microsoft paying $196 per share in the deal. LinkedIn’s CEO, Jeff Weiner, will continue as CEO of the social network and will report directly to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

Finance Is Too Fragile, So Bring On the Blockchain: Editorial

In the eight years since the crash, regulators have made some progress in strengthening the global financial system, but the structure is still not as robust as one might wish. In principle, new technologies — including blockchain, the idea that underlies bitcoin — could help fix some of this fragility. It’s a possibility well worth pursuing.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Rises After Shedding Services Unit

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. jumped in early trading Wednesday after the company said it will spin off and merge its business-services division with Computer Sciences Corp. in a deal valued at $8.5 billion for HPE shareholders.

Ahead of IPO, Nutanix Makes Hyperconverged Play for SMB Market

If last December’s filing by hyperconverged platform maker Nutanix for an initial public stock offering was supposed to have been the start of a drum-roll, the poor fellow whose arms are about to drop through his timpani got some good news on Tuesday: At Citrix’ Synergy conference in Las Vegas, Nutanix announced a more bite-sized version of its cloud platform.

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